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The Headwaters Wilderness in Wisconsin

The ‘headwaters’ in the name of this wilderness area refers to the Pine River, where forested bogs and swamps make up an ecosystem that’s open to hiking, though there are few marked trails. Headwaters Wilderness is part of the protected Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, a 1.5-million-acre national forest in Wisconsin’s northern region, or as locals might call it: ‘up nort.’

The Headwaters Wilderness is a 22,033-acre wilderness area located within the Nicolet unit of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northeastern Wisconsin. It is the largest federally designated wilderness area on Wisconsin’s mainland.
Established: 1984
Area: 34.43 sq miles (89.16 km²)
Headwaters Wilderness
Nicolet National Forest – Headwaters Wilderness