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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

Road construction: County Highway G by the forest headquarters and Auburn Lake is now open; however the striping will not be painted until next week. County Highway S through New Fane is closed to all traffic, so visitors to Mauthe Lake from the south should plan an alternate route.

Trails

Most of the downed trees from last week’s storm have been cleared off the trails, including all of the bridle trail from the Horse Camp to the north. Mountain bike trails are open, but riders may still encounter some obstructions. Staff are expected to complete these trails, and start on the Ice Age Trail next week. Heavy rains this week have left standing water on the Tamarack and Lake to Lake trails.

Events and programs

See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at Kettle Moraine North and other state park properties.

Camping

Mauthe Lake and Long Lake campground offices are open daily at 10 a.m. Self-registration is available on any green-posted site from when the booths close until 11 p.m. by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin boards. Self-registration is NOT allowed from 11 p.m. until 10 a.m., to avoid double-bookings.

New Prospect Horse Camp and Greenbush Group Camp are open and reservable.

Backpack Shelter camping at Zillmer and the Ice Age Trail is very popular, especially on weekends. Advanced planning and reservations are 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.

Lakes

The Mauthe Lake boat launch is closed to vehicles due to flooding. Carry-in access for canoes and kayaks will still be allowed.

Anglers and boaters will notice recent work done to the Lake Seven, Auburn and Long Lake boat boarding docks, and the Mauthe Lake fishing pier. Contractors were able to beat the weather and complete repairs on these structures, and they are ready to go for the new season.

Please see our lakes page for more information on fishing opportunities.

Hunting

About 95 percent of the forest is open to hunting during established open seasons while the Tamarack and 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 [PDF].

More information

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A vehicle admission sticker is required in all fee use areas.

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

Last revised: Tuesday July 25 2017