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The location of Town of Forest









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Forest.

This page contains six sections:

Around Forest ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Forest. La Crosse has a population of 51,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Onalaska. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Forest and has a population of 18,700 people.

For comparison, Forest has a population of 350 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Forest and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Baraboo   [Map]   12,164   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dodgeville   [Map]   4,748   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,394   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   5,653   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   4,378   E   46 miles [74 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,487   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   4,998   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,664   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
West Salem   [Map]   5,026   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Akan   [Map]   395   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bloom City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bloom   [Map]   501   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kickapoo   [Map]   656   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Farge   [Map]   763   N   5 miles [8 km]
Liberty   [Map]   280   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marshall   [Map]   557   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Readstown   [Map]   415   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stark   [Map]   393   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sylvan   [Map]   545   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Union   [Map]   698   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Viola   [Map]   676   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Webster   [Map]   817   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Yuba   [Map]   69   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Forest, please visit our County-by-County Page for Forest.

Richland County ...

Forest is located in Richland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Sauk & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Forest.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Forest. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Forest ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Forest.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richland Airport (FAA ID: 93C)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Three Castles Airpark (FAA ID: 4D1)   [Map]   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elroy Muni. (FAA ID: 60C)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boscobel Airport (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Tri-County Rgnl. (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Reedsburg Muni. (FAA ID: C35)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Forest.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Forest. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   ESE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   SE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   ESE   141 miles [226.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   S   76 miles [122.3 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl. (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   SW   111 miles [178.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl.  (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ENE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richland Airport (FAA ID: 93C)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Three Castles Airpark (FAA ID: 4D1)   [Map]   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elroy Muni. (FAA ID: 60C)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boscobel Airport (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Tri-County Rgnl. (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Reedsburg Muni. (FAA ID: C35)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
  Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
  Website for Iowa County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
  Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
  Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forest.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Forest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5025, Longitude: -90.6099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Forest), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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