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Hurley Chamber of Commerce or Mercer Chamber of Commerce website.​​




Iron County is located in far northern Wisconsin bordering Lake Superior, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Ashland, Vilas and Price Counties.  The third largest County Forest in the State of Wisconsin, Iron County offers plenty of recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing, to ATVing and snowmobiling, to camping, hiking and cross country skiing.  The Iron County Forestry Department is responsible for managing 174,317 acres of County Forest.

Iron County Forestry & Parks

607 3rd Ave N ~ Suite 2

Hurley, WI  54534

office (715)561-2697

fax  (715)561-4801


Iron County Forestry and Parks


 Trail Update:

ATV/UTV trails will OPEN Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m.

Check the Hurley and Mercer Chambers for up to date trail condition reports.​​ 

2018 Spring Timber Sale

 The Iron County Forestry Committee will accept timber sale bids for fourteen (14) timber sale tracts until 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  Sealed bids received by that time and date will be publicly opened at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Iron County Forestry Office Conference Room, and will be reviewed.  Contracts may be awarded to successful bidders after bids are opened.  Sale prospectus, maps and bid forms may be picked up beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Iron County Forestry Office, 607 3rd Avenue North – Suite 2, Hurley, WI 54534 phone:  (715)561-2697, office hours Monday-Thursday 6:00 am-4:00 pm/Friday closed, can be accessed on our website at or can be mailed to you upon request for a $3.00 fee.


SAXON HARBOR The west boat launch is OPEN until May 14.  The north parking area is available for parking and access the beach to the west.  The entire facility will be closed beginning May 14 for dredging and reconstruction.  Restrooms in the pavilion are also CLOSED.

The rest of Saxon Harbor is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the July 11, 2016 storm.


Sealed Bids for harbor dredging and basin edge reconstruction at Saxon Harbor in Iron County, Wisconsin will be received by Iron County Forestry and Parks Departments, at the Office of the Iron County Forestry Administrator, 607 3rd Ave N, Suite 2, Hurley, WI  54534, until 2:00 PM, local time on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.  The Project consists of dredging/excavating an estimated 21,100 cubic yards of sediment and debris from within Saxon Harbor. Dredge material consists primarily of a mix of stone, sand, silt, clay, and timber deposited in the harbor as a result of the July 2016 flood event. Work will include fill of the basin perimeter areas eroded away and installation of precast concrete edge wall and riprap bank protection. Additional work items include new boat launch construction, repair of two existing boat launches, and repair of timber fender system. This work will be performed in coordination with concurrent reconstruction work at the project site being performed by other state and federal contractors. Work is to be completed during the spring and summer of 2018 with work being substantially complete by August 13, 2018.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on unit price basis, with additive optional bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, 2514 South 102nd Street, Suite 278, West Allis, WI 53227. Issuing Office contact is Craig Harley, 414-336-7923, Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Bidding Documents may be downloaded from QuestCDN for $20.00 (Quest eBidDoc  #5739594).  Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

A pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 PM local time on May 17, 2018 in the Iron County Forestry Department Conference Room, 607 3rd Ave N, Hurley, WI  54534.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidders shall submit proof of qualifications to perform the Work with bid as described in the Instructions to Bidders.

Owner: Iron County Forestry and Parks Department
By:      Eric Peterson
Title:   Forest Administrator
Date:   May 8, 2018