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Welcome to Oconto County, located in beautiful northeastern Wisconsin. With nearly 1,000 miles of ATV/UTV and snowmobile trails, the Nicolet National Forest, and the Bay of Green Bay, the area is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Add in charming small towns, historic attractions, and authentic Wisconsin cuisine and you’ve got a vacation destination like no other.

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.