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Contact information
For information, contact:
Forest Headquarters
N1765 Highway G
Campbellsport WI 53010

Ice Age Visitor Center

Jason Quast, 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 Tuesday, September 22, 2015:


All mountain bike and horse trails are open for the season. However, riders should be alert for remaining muddy patches, especially along the bridle trails.

Remember, a state trail pass is required for equestrians and mountain-bike riders ages 16 and older. No trail pass is required for the Lake to Lake trail, or for hiking anywhere in the forest. A vehicle admission sticker is required in all fee use areas.


Mauthe Lake has a swimming beach with beachhouse, fishing pier and (no-motors) boat launch. Long Lake has two swimming beaches with beachhouses, fishing pier and motor-boat launch.

Please see our lakes page for more information on fishing, boating and other recreational opportunities.


The Mauthe Lake and Long Lake entrance stations are open 6 days a week from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Firewood is available at these locations from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Fridays until dusk), or from any local vendor within 10 miles.

Mauthe Lake Campground - Campsites are open year-round, and reservable through Oct. 24. Self-registration is allowed from 7-11 p.m., but campers arriving in the morning must wait for the booth to open before registering for a site.

Long Lake Campground - All campsites are open and reservable through Oct. 11. Self-registration is allowed from 7-11 p.m., but campers arriving in the morning must wait for the booth to open before registering for a site.

Greenbush Group Camp is open through Nov. 22, for groups up to 40 persons/site. Reservations are required for this campground.

New Prospect Horse Camp is open and reservable through Oct. 24. The camp hosts can be found on site #9 for firewood and trail passes. Campers and day-riders may also use the self-registration available at the campground bulletin board.

Backpack Shelters: Shelters 1-5 on the Ice Age Trail are open and reservable year-round. Shelter 6 on the Zillmer Trail is now also open for the season, and reservable through November. Backpack shelter sites are very popular on weekends, and we suggest planning your backpack camping trip early.

Events and programs


About 95 percent of the forest is open to hunting during established open seasons while the Tamarack & Summit trails and both campgrounds are entirely within refuges and not open to hunting at any time. Likewise, no hunting is allowed within 100 yards of any other campground, parking lot, shelter or Parnell Tower.

Office hours

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Weekends 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays).

Last revised: Tuesday September 22 2015