The historic Forest Lodge estate is a truly special site for retreats, events, and research. A unique partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Northland College preserves the estate under the first ever lease for the U.S. Forest Service structured under the authority of Section 111 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Our staff organize public events and are available to help you plan your own private event or retreat on the shores of Lake Namekagon.
Forest Lodge Vision
Forest Lodge is a center for the environment that instills a compelling sense of place, whose programs help people connect with the land and inspire them to act responsibly on its behalf.
Forest Lodge Mission
Forest Lodge serves as a gathering place that offers unique opportunities to cultivate environmental leadership, study, reflection and connection with the land and supports organizations, businesses, and communities in their work to find practical and sustainable solutions for today’s environmental conditions and future challenges.