The best time to visit this forest is off season if you like the quiet. The trails are beautiful the fishing is great and area is wonderful. They have a handicapped accessible trail with a scenic dock for fishing and hanging out on for wheelchairs. THe campers beach is great and not very crowded, while the public beach can be a bit overcrowded during the hottest days. They have a great group campsite far away from the crowds, but without the great swimming area. The hike to the fire tower is moderate to easy and worth the views from the top. Winter is a great time for a hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and being in nature.