- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Forest Headquarters
N1765 Highway G
Campbellsport WI 53010
Ice Age Visitor Center
Jason Quast, Assistant Superintendent
Jackie Scharfenberg, Naturalist
Deb Harder, Visitor Services
Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit Current conditions
Conditions as of Thursday, February 20, 2014:
TrailsWarm temperatures and rain have diminished the snow depth, and created some sticky ski conditions. Staff groomed all but the yellow trails at Zillmer on Feb 17th, and will keep an eye on the weather. If temperatures drop as predicted, they may be able to groom again on Friday.
All snowmobile trails are currently closed, but visitors can check the following contacts for the latest conditions (exit DNR):
Fond du Lac County, www.fdlsnowmobileassn.com , 920-929-6840
Sheboygan County, www.nkmsnow.com , 920-892-7455
Washington County, www.wcasc.org , 262-334-6061
Snowshoers are welcome on any trail that is not groomed for skiing or snowmobiling.
Remember, a state trail pass is required for anyone ages 16 and older to use the Zilmer cross-country ski trails. No trail pass is required for hiking. A vehicle admission sticker is required in all fee use areas.
Events and programs
- Nature program schedule
- See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at Kettle Moraine North and other state park properties.
Long Lake Campground is closed for the season, and will re-open May 2, 2014.
Mauthe Lake Campground – 500s loop is closed; however the remainder of the campground is open for first-come, first served camping through winter. Only the 100s loop will be plowed. The showers and flush toilets have been shut down for the season, but drinking water is available behind the entrance station.
Greenbush Group Camp is is closed for the season, and will re-open May 2, 2014.
New Prospect Horse Camp will remain open for hunter access through Dec. 15, and will be gated closed on Dec. 2. The 2014 camping season begins May 2.
Backpack Shelters: Shelters 1-5 on the Ice Age Trail are open and reservable year-round. Shelter 6 on the Zillmer Trail is closed for the ski season, and will re-open April 1.
All boat launches except Forest & Butler Lakes are maintained through the winter for ice fishermen. A state park sticker is required for vehicles on Mauthe Lake, and for parking onshore at Mauthe, Long, Butler and Auburn lakes
About 95 percent of the state forest is open to public hunting during established open seasons. Hunting and the discharge of firearms, air guns, or bows is not allowed in the Mauthe Lake and Long Lake recreation areas or the Greenbush Group Camp. The Zillmer Trail area is closed to hunting with firearms, until the spring turkey season.
Some seasons may be subject to change. Consult the Wisconsin Hunting and Trapping Regulations before going hunting. Target shooting is prohibited in all areas of the forest.
The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open five days a week through winter. Winter hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Wednesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sundays. The center is closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays).