Oconto County Fast Facts
- Oconto County is among the largest counties in Wisconsin, covering approximately 1,000 miles.
- The area is less than a full tank of gas round trip from the Fox Cities/Green Bay area and less than a three-hour drive from the Milwaukee area.
- Oconto County’s 139,000 acres of Nicolet National Forest and 43,000 acres of public county land offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities and activities.
- The county takes its name from an early Indian settlement bearing the name of “Oak-a-toe,” meaning rice eaters.
- The first known inhabitants of Oconto County are referred to as Copper Culture people; Copper Culture State Park is located on their burial site.
- Oconto County is home to one of the last surviving all fieldstone barns in the country, and home to the oldest logging camp in North America.
- Each year over 100 community festivals and celebrations are held throughout Oconto County.