The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years ago 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).
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
W329 N846 County C
Delafield, WI 53018
- Trail information line
- For current trail availability, call:
Wisconsin State Park System Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
Notice: The intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 83 will be completely closed from 8 p.m. Friday, October 24 through Monday, October 26th. Please plan ahead to avoid this intersection.
- 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.
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.
- Vehicle admission sticker is required.
- State trail pass is required for bikers, horseback riders and skiers 16 years of age and older.
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.
Summer Stage 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.