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Camping in Lincoln County
1. Can I camp on County Forest Land?
Overnight camping, including tents, trailers, cars and trucks may be permitted in the County Forest without charge for a period of no more than 14 days. Any camper who violates the rules of good conduct, including cutting or defacing timber, carelessness with fire, violation of game and fishing laws of the State, or improper disposal of garbage and litter shall be subject to ejection from the County Forest and subject to the penalties provided by County and State laws.

When camping on the County Forest, blocking roads, parking areas, or lake access is not permitted.

Camping is not allowed at the following lakes:

High Lake
Fox Lake
Morraine Lake
Henson Lake
Kordick Lake
Ament Lake
Tahoe Lake

2. Can I reserve a campsite at a County Campground?

No, the campsites are not reservable.

3. Where can I find information on Lincoln County Campgrounds?

Access the following link:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/services/

or call 715-539-1034

General
1. How do I reserve a County Park shelter?
Call (715)539-1034 or stop in to check date availability. A reservation form must be filled out and signed and the reservaton fee and deposit paid at our service counter or through the mail. For details on park amenities and cost, access the following link:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/services/

2. What are the rules regarding tree stands or ground blinds on Lincoln County Forest?
Access the following link, then scroll to page 28:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/forest_&_recreational_trails_ordinance.pdf

Maps
1. How do I find information on Lincoln County's recreational trails?
Access the following link for maps:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/forms_and_documents/

and scroll down to the Maps segment

or call our 24 hour trail hotline (715) 539-1033 for information on Summer ATV trails, Underdown Recreation Area trails, and Snowmobile/Winter ATV trails.

2. Where can I find information on grouse hunting?
Access the following link;

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/forms_and_documents/

and scroll down to the Maps segment of the page

3. Where do I find a Lincoln County map?
Access the following link:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/d/county.forest.map.pdf

or call 715-539-1034 to request one by mail.

Permits
1. How do I find information on cutting firewood on county land?
Access the following link:

www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/services/

2. How do I obtain a permit to cut boughs on Lincoln County Land?
Access the following link:

http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/services/?department=01dbebcab494

Tax Delinquent Property
1. How do I find out if there are any tax delinquent properties for sale?

Access the following link:
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/announcements/

or to receive a listing of properties, send a self addressed stamped business size envelope to:

Lincoln County Forestry, Land & Parks Dept.
801 N. Sales Street, Suite 106
Merrill, WI 54452

Wisconsin DNR
1. Where do I obtain a burn permit?
Call toll free 1-888-947-2876 or access the following link:

dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestFire/permits.html

or contact your Township Emergency Fire Warden.

2. Who do I contact with questions regarding land enrollment in a Managed Forest Law (MFL) program?

How do I find out if a property is enrolled in MFL or Forest Crop Law (FCL)?

Contact a DNR Forester:
Merrill Ranger Station - 715-536-4502
Tomahawk Ranger Station - 715-453-2188

or access the following link:

dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestLandowners/mfl.asp
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