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The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years Locationago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. Lapham Peak's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing on lighted trails. Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level).

Hiking Bicycling Horseback Riding Picnicking Shelters Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

Contact information
For information, contact:
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
W329 N846 County C
Delafield, WI 53018
262-646-3025
Trail information line
For current trail availability, call:
262-646-4421

Wisconsin State Park System Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit

Tower and picnic area at the top of Lapham Peak.

DNR Photo

Forest information

Welcome!

  • The forest is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. spring, summer and fall and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the winter.

Directions

Lapham Peak is 25 miles west of Milwaukee and one mile south of Interstate 94 near Delafield, on County Highway C. Geographic coordinates are 43° 2' 27.6" N, 88° 24' 14.5" W.

Fees

Hausmann Nature Center

Outdoor Education Field Trips at the Hausmann Nature Center are provided by Milwaukee Public Schools – Recreation (exit DNR).

The Hausmann Nature Center may also be rented for events.

Hausmann Nature Center brochure [PDF].

Summer Stage

Summer Stage [exit DNR] is an outdoor stage for the performing arts within the boundaries of Lapham Peak. Summer Stage offers a unique outdoor venue for music, theater, comedy and dance. Performances are typically June through August. The stage may also be rented for use.

Friends group and volunteering

Maps/publications

Park maps

Park planning

Wisconsin State Park System

In the area

Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

Department of Tourism listings

More in the Area

Last revised: Monday December 01 2014