Our mission is to facilitate the conservation and enjoyment of the Lincoln Community Forest.


We envision the Lincoln Community Forest and Marengo River within as a community asset that is rigorously managed throughout to ensure a healthy, sustainable and scenic forest, to protect its natural and historic character, that provides in the South Unit a small network of primitive trails where the visitor general public can enjoy nature-based recreation and education, and that preserves the North Unit in a largely undeveloped state.


  1. Support the management of the Lincoln Community Forest cooperatively as a community asset while protecting the Marengo River.
  2. Support the management of the Lincoln Community Forest through economically and ecologically sustainable forest management practices;
  3. Develop amenities and programs that will support a wide range of nature-based recreational and educational opportunities;
  4. Work in partnership with agencies and organizations who support our goals.

The Lincoln Community Forest is open to the public free of charge for non-motorized, nature based activities like hunting, fishing, hiking and snowshoeing, trapping, and cross-country skiing. Other allowable activities include mushrooming and berry-picking, bird-watching, canoe and kayak access to river, swimming or wading.

Cross Country Skiing

Ski classic or freestyle on more than 2 miles of frequently groomed ski trails, or grab your


There is no better way to begin snowshoeing than just going and doing it. Take a risk, rent o


Whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock and wild turkeys are common large and small game.  Th


The Marengo River is a cold-water trout Stream with good numbers of native brook trout, and r


Hike on the maintained logging roads over relatively flat terrain, or add a little challenge

Bird Watching

Bird watching is phenomenal because of the diversity of habitats.  Young forest and old fores

Forest News

Trail work on Halloween

A dozen members of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest helped maintain trails, installed a gate, and cleared a short re-route on Halloween.  It was fun to see progress made and to catch up with on...

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Trees on Trails – oh my!

There are numerous trees across all Lincoln Community Forest trails from the July 18 storm that included very strong winds.  The trails that are affected most are the hiking trails near the Mareng...

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Annual Pizza Bake!

Is your mouth watering thinking about the wood-fired brick oven pizza you’ve had at the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest’s annual appreciation picnic? To keep us safe, we’ve made changes to our eve...

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Wood Turtle Watch

Wood turtles love the Marengo River and it's surrounding habitats, laying their eggs in loose gravel near the river.  Unfortunately, they often lay their eggs in road ditches, giving raccoons a smorga...

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Tending Young Trees

Aspen were harvested along the main trail in the Lincoln Community Forest a few years ago.  Soon after, we planted white spruce and red oak.  The oak were protected from deer using tree tubes.  Landma...

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FLCF Forest News – January 2020

Friends of Lincoln Community Forest volunteers have been busy this winter grooming the ski trails and packing the snowshoe trails. We are seeing a lot of trail use this year, having been blessed with ...

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Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest Appreciation Picnic

SAVE THE DATE!! Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest Appreciation Picnic Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:00 pm until dark At the home of Mark and Pam Dryer.  28340 Kyster rd, Mason, WI, 54856 ...

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The Story of Fish and Climate Change in WI

Our next education program features Frank Pratt, retired Fishery Biologist, who will speak on the changes to local fisheries predicted from our changing climate. Frank offers a fun and educational pro...

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Become A Friend Of The Lincoln Community Forest

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  • $10 Student Membership
  • $20 Individual Membership
  • $35 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
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Donation Total: $20.00

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Donate To The Forest Forever Fund Endowment

Lincoln Community Forest Forever Fund, part of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation exists to help facilitate the conservation and enjoyment of the Lincoln Community Forest.

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