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Contact information
For information, contact:
Forest Headquarters
N1765 Highway G
Campbellsport WI 53010
262-626-2116

Ice Age Visitor Center
920-533-8322

Jason Quast, Superintendent
Jackie Scharfenberg, Naturalist
Deb Harder, Visitor Services

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
262-626-4305

Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
920-533-8612

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit Current conditions

Trails

The forest received 2-4 inches of light fluffy snow Dec. 13-14. Greenbush and Zillmer ski trails will be rolled later today, to begin setting up a base for the season. With snow present, hikers and pets are now prohibited from the ski trails.

State trail passes are required for all skiers and bike riders age 16 and over. The new 2018 park stickers and state trail passes are on sale now, and are valid now through all of 2018.

Events and programs

See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at the Kettle Moraine Northern Unit.

Camping

Mauthe Lake campground: The Mauthe Lake 500 loop is closed, but the remainder of the campground is open through winter. Reservations are not taken during the winter season, and campers must self-register for sites by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin board.  The showers and flush toilets are closed, but drinking water is available from a spigot behind the entrance station.

Long Lake Campground is closed for the season. Reservations are being taken for the 2018 season, which begins April 27.

New Prospect Horse Camp is closed for the season. Reservations are being taken for the 2018 season, which begins April 27.

Greenbush Group Camp is closed for the season. Reservations are being taken for the 2018 season, which begins April 20.

Ice Age Trail Backpack Shelters are open and reservable through winter. Advanced planning is strongly recommended. See the Backpack Shelter Guide [PDF] for information, water sources and reservations.

A reminder that open-land camping is not allowed in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. All overnight visitors must be registered and stay on a campsite.

Hunting

About 95 percent of the forest is open to hunting during established open seasons. All deer gun seasons have ended, but small game hunting is open through February. Hunting map [PDF].

Lakes

The Long Lake boat launch, and the Mauthe Lake boat launch and fishing pier are open through winter. A few anglers have been out on Mauthe Lake. Forest staff does not monitor ice conditions, and any visitor accessing the ice should proceed with caution.

See the lakes webpage for more information on fishing opportunities.

More information

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is closed Sunday through Tuesday. 

The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

A vehicle admission sticker is required in all fee use areas.

Last revised: Thursday December 14 2017