Blackjack Springs Wilderness

Located in the Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin.

The Blackjack Springs Wilderness Area of the Nicolet National Forest was added to the National Wilderness Preservation system by an Act of Congress on October 21, 1978.

The 5,800 acre Wilderness is located 7 miles northeast of Eagle River. Its main feature is a series of four large, crystal clear springs that form the headwaters of Blackjack Creek, in the midst of dense forest cover.

This Wilderness contains diverse vegetation typical of the Lake Superior Highlands of northern Wisconsin. The terrain is somewhat rolling and uneven due to the effects of several stages of glaciation.

Wildlife such as deer, bear, fisher, ruffed grouse, and various species of songbirds are common. One lake, three streams with associated spring ponds and wetlands are also found here. Fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing and nature study are popular recreational uses of the Blackjack Springs Wilderness.

For more information contact: The Nicolet National Forest

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 13 Sep 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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