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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
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


Cross-country ski trail conditions.

Hikers are allowed on the Zillmer ski trails until the next snow event, and fat tire bike riders are welcome on any designated bike trail.

Wisconsin state trail passes are required for all skiers and bike riders age 16 and over.

Events and programs

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


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.


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].


The Long Lake boat launch, and the Mauthe Lake boat launch and fishing pier are open through winter. Likewise, the Butler Lake and Auburn Lake launches will be maintained through winter for access to the ice. Forest staff does not monitor ice conditions, and any visitor accessing the lakes 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: Tuesday January 30 2018