Forest Lodge, WI

Forest Lodge, WI

PROJECT PARTNER: Chaquamegon-Nicolet National Forest

A volunteer poses while doing preservation work on Forest Lodge in 2017.


Forest Lodge was built in the early 1900s by the Livingston family of St. Paul, MN as a private getaway. The Adirondack-style camp boasts several buildings, many of which were in need of rehabilitation. Veterans, students and youth shared an unforgettable experience working on this project by learning employable new skills under the direction of HistoriCorps field staff, all while enjoying the extraordinary outdoor setting of Wisconsin’s pristine North Woods. The Forest Service plans to repurpose Forest Lodge as the “Camp David” of environmental and ecological research.

A photo of the boathouse, one of 16 structures on the site.

WHAT:  Building on the work of prior years’ projects, volunteers, students, and veterans worked with HistoriCorps field staff to learn how to:

  • Repair and replace window glass on various buildings
  • Re-roof the tennis and utility buildings
  • Restore and replace doors
  • Rehabilitate the pumphouse chimney
  • Create drainage structures to protect buildings

WHERE:  Forest Lodge, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, WI (map). Nearest town: Cable, WI

HistoriCorps is a service learning partner of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture committed to the preservation and stewardship of significant resources on public lands.

  • Volunteer Session 1
    June 4, 2017 - June 9, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 2
    June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 3
    June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 4
    June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • Students and Veterans: Full Project Duration
    June 4, 2017 - June 30, 2017
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