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Contact information
For information, contact:
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
3544 Kettle Moraine Road
Hartford, WI 53027
262-670-3400

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Current conditions

Camping

The main campground will close for the season on October 29.

Three backpack campsites (about a 20-minute hike from the parking lot) are off of the Ice Age Trail and are open year-round.

The Friends of Pike Lake sell firewood bundles at the camp host site or at the office for $5 per bundle.

The campground fills up very quickly during the summer, if you are looking to make a reservation, make sure to do it far in advance!

Trails

Please remember that pets are not allowed on the Black Forest Nature Trail or on the observation tower and must be on a leash 8 feet or shorter at all times. Please pick up after your pet. Bag dispensers are located in each parking lot.

Events

See the DNR events calendar for a list of upcoming events at Pike Lake and all state park properties.

Lake and Beach

Bathroom facilities located at the beach are closed for the season. A portable toilet is available on the north end of the parking lot. The handicap accessible fishing pier has been pulled from the water for the season.

A pet swimming beach is located off the boardwalk trail north of the beach. A canoe/kayak launch is located on the north side of the beach area.

For current beach conditions, please refer to the Wisconsin Beach Health website [exit DNR].

More information

All visitors parking at the beach and park are required to have either a valid daily or annual vehicle admission sticker.

The forest office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The beach contact station is closed for the season. Self-registration stations are located at the office, nature trail and beach parking lots.

Last revised: Friday October 27 2017