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- Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
W329 N846 County C
Delafield, WI 53018
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Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit Current conditions
Conditions as of Monday, Oct. 17, 2016:
Trails are open.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest is a popular place to see fall color. Since the Lapham Peak Unit has very few maple trees, the color palette does not appear as early and does not have as wide of variety of colors as some parts of the country. Our oak forests generally peak the second or third week of October, but this can vary based on recent temperatures. You can check the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Fall Color Report for current conditions.
The Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive is a 100-mile driving route through four units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The south end of the route is near Whitewater Lake, about 5 miles southeast of the city of Whitewater. The route will take you north through multiple counties and trace the interlobate moraine that is partially preserved by the State Forest. The moraines, eskers, and kames provide a beautiful backdrop for fall color. The route will take you on many town and county roads to Elkhart Lake. In addition to the green, acorn shaped signs that point out the route; some online maps also designate the roads as “Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive” but are unable to boldly highlight the route. Look closely at the road names on your smartphone.
See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all the events at the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit.
Lapham Peak's one backpack campsite on the Ice Age Trail is available year-round and may be reserved by calling 262-646-3025.