Beginning June 1, 2013, target shooting and sighting in guns is no longer permitted at the Wisconsin River Forest Unit according to Marathon County Ordinance 16.06(4)(b)

People who want to target shoot are encouraged to use the Duane L. Corbin Shooting Range Park located at 2173 Rifle Road, Mosinee. 
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This 300 acre unit is located roughly 8 miles north of Wausau, along Co. Hwy. “W”. The Wisconsin River flows through this block, dominating the features. There is an unimproved boat launch at the end of Pine Bluff Road. This launch is used largely by canoeists and smaller flat-bottomed boats to either float the river downstream to Brokaw or Wausau, or fish the local waters. The western portion of this unit is only accessible by boat.

Wisconsin River dividing the forest unit.

The forest is a mixture of mature, old white pines, young white and red pine areas, and bottomland hardwoods, within the flood plain of the Wisconsin River. There is an excellent hiking trail that parallels the ridge overlooking the flood plain. The snowmobile trail runs along the eastern portion of this unit.

Entrance sign               Woods Photo

Directions:  From Wausau take US 51 north to the CTH WW exit (Brokaw).  Follow CTH Ww to CTH W.  Go north on CTH W to west on Pine Bluff Road.  Pine Bluff Road deadends at the Wisconsin River.  Cross the railroad tracks;  gravel pits are on the north side of the road and the unit is on the south side of the road.

Wisconsin River Forest Unit  (72kb PDF)