Conserved Lands Open
to the Public
Each conservation area (i.e., preserve or reserve) that we protect is unique. They are diverse in size, natural features, ease of access and welcomed uses. Explore the areas and then plan a trip to enjoy a conserved property in any season. Before heading out, refer to our General Use Guidelines for visitation. If you are interested in hunting or trapping, refer to our Hunting & Trapping Guidelines for these traditional Wisconsin uses. By supporting NWLT, you help ensure these conservation areas are well maintained for public use and the special ecosystems are protected.
Note, NWLT owns the conservation areas shown here unless noted otherwise; there are a few exceptions.
Interactive Map of NWLT Properties
Explore the interactive map below for quick information about the NWLT properties that are open to the public. Or scroll down for more in-depth information.
- Old-Growth Forest
- Wildlife Viewing
- Wild Lake
- Hiking Trails
- Ungroomed Cross-Country Skiing
- Carry-In Boating
Privately Owned Lands
These permanently protected lands are privately owned. NWLT holds the conservation easements (land protection agreements). This map is intended to showcase the breadth of our conservation easements across our service region, without showing exact locations (for privacy purposes).
These properties are generally not open to the public. Several conservation easements NWLT holds guarantee public enjoyment and access, including the Winter Park Pines Conservation Easement, protecting over 3,000 acres of land around Minocqua Winter Park, and the Heal Creek Conservation Easement protecting over 100 acres of land around the Northwoods Nordic Ski Club managed silent sports trail system in Rhinelander.