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Minocqua Area Facts

Water:

Vilas and Oneida Counties have 2,297 bodies of water.  Some are unnamed, very small and unreachable.  Source: DNR.

Vilas and Oneida Counties have 1,107 fishable lakes.  These are named lakes and are accessible.  Boat launches are not always available in the smaller lakes, however, canoes or kayaks can be launched.  Source Lake-Link.com.

Forests:

Northern Highland – American Legion State Forest
225,000 acres covering Vilas, Oneida and Iron counties
18 family campgrounds
130 canoe and remote campsites
Source:  Wisconsin DNR

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Total of 1.5 million acres
51 Campgrounds
Nicolet has 661,400 acres and is the nearest covering Forest, Florence, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida and Vilas counties.
Chequamegon has 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor and Vilas counties.
Source:  Forest Service, USDA

Trails:

68 trails in Vilas and Oneida counties, covering 609 miles.  Source: Oneida and Vilas County trail maps.

Birding Trails:

23 Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trails.  Source: Wisconsin Birds.org