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Northern Highland-American Legion State ForestCurrent conditions

Nature

Mother nature has made sure that the forest has enough snow now for all winter activities.  Snowshoe, ski and snowmobile trails are in excellent shape Area bird feeders are being blessed by evening grosbeaks and red poles from the north. Northern Shrikes are also visiting the feeders so many birds are wary. Other predators such as ermine, bobcat, fox and coyote are spotted here and there as they look for food and mates during this valentine season. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the winter wonderland.

Trails

Cross-country ski trail conditions:

Lakes

Lakes are ice-covered and ice anglers are out.

Campgrounds

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Cunard, South Trout, Plum Lake, Sandy Beach, East Star, Starrett, Upper Gresham and Buffalo Lake campgrounds are all closed for the season.  Crystal, Musky, Firefly, Indian Mounds, Carrol, Razorback, West Star, North Trout and Big Lake are all open with self-registration  at most until the snow closes them.  Clear Lake remains open year around.

The shower facilities have all been closed for the season.  Dump stations are still open for dumping, but there is no water for flushing.  Drinking water is available at the front of the Clear Lake Visitor Station.

Visitor station hours

Clear Lake Visitor Station is open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on most Sundays.  Crystal Lake Visitor Station is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Self-registration for camping is available at the front entrance for both stations.

The Nature Center is closed for the season.

Phone numbers
Crystal Lake: 715-542-3923
Clear Lake: 715-356-3668.

Last revised: Wednesday February 13 2019