The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest comprises three units in the north-central part of the state totaling 865,825 acres (3,503.87 km sq). In descending order of forestland area it is located in parts of Bayfield, Ashland, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, and Vilas counties. Forest headquarters are in Park Falls. There are local ranger district offices in Glidden, Hayward, Medford, Park Falls, and Washburn. Moquah Barrens Research Natural Area is located with the Chequamegon.