- 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 Thursday, April 21, 2016:
Thanks to continued dry conditions over the past couple weeks, the mountain bike and bridle trails are now open for the season. In general, all trails are in very good condition, although there still are a few muddy stretches along the Tamarack and Horse trails.
Events and programs
See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at Kettle Moraine North and other state park properties.
Mauthe Lake Campground. The Mauthe Lake Campground reservation season has begun, and the entrance station is now staffed Fridays through Sundays. Campers arriving when the booth is closed may self-register for sites by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin board. The showers, flush toilets and dump station water are now open for the season. Drinking water is also available behind the entrance station.
Long Lake Campground has closed for the season. The campground will reopen and sites are reservable beginning April 29, 2016.
Greenbush Group Camp is closed for the season and will re-open April 29, 2016.
New Prospect Horse Camp is open for first-come, first-served camping through April 28. Campers should follow the instructions at the camp bulletin board, or register with the Camp Host before occupying a site. All sites become reservable on April 29.
Backpack Shelters: All six of our backpack shelters are now open and reservable for camping. Backpack camping on the Ice Age Trail and Zillmer trails has been very popular this spring, and reservations are strongly recommended, especially for weekend camping.
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.
The Mauthe Lake fishing pier and boat boarding dock were repaired over the winter and have been re-installed. The fishing pier will have further improvements made over the winter of 2016-17. The boat launch is now open.
The Long Lake boat boarding dock has been installed and the launch is ready to go for the season. The fishing pier will be installed later in May, in time for Memorial Day weekend.
The Crooked Lake boat boarding dock has also been repaired and rebuilt over the winter, and is ready to go for the season. The Auburn Lake and Lake Seven boarding docks are scheduled for repair over the winter of 2016-17.
Please see our lakes page for more information on fishing, boating and other recreational opportunities.
Spring turkey hunting opened on April 13, and continues through May 24. Visitors are advised to wear blaze orange, especially when venturing into open hunting areas, including the Zillmer Trail System.
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. Hunting map.
The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Weekends 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.