- 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 Monday, November 18, 2013:
Events and programs
See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at Kettle Moraine North and other state park properties.
All trails are currently open. The horse and mountain bike trails will remain open until winter weather sets in; however, riders are asked to refrain from using the trails within 12 hours of significant precipitation, to prevent erosion and damage.
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 open and reservable through Nov. 23.
New Prospect Horse Camp will remain open for hunter access through the deer gun season, 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 reservable through Nov. 30, then closed Dec. 1-March 31 for the ski season.
Leaf fall is now complete, except of course for the oak trees, and most migratory birds have left the area. However, some mild-weather days are still allowing opportunities for a late fall hike before the winter snows set in. Note the Tamarack Trail at Mauthe Lake and the Summit Trail at Long Lake are completely within no-hunting zones.
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. Small game season is in full swing, and deer gun season opens November 23rd. The trails do not close during hunting season, and all visitors should consider wearing bright colors when out in the forest. 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 only allows the discharge of firearms while hunting during the spring turkey and fall deer gun seasons.
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 5 days a week through winter. November hours are Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekends 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving week.
The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays).