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The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the Locationmiddle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and much more within the forest.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Picnicking Fishing Shelters Swimming Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

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

Wisconsin State Park SystemKettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit

A view from the Pike Lake observation tower on Powder Hill.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Pike Lake Unit.

Forest information


  • During summer, Memorial Day to Labor Day, the forest is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • During the non-summer seasons, the forest is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The office is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Pike Lake is on State Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger, Wisconsin. It is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee, 60 miles east of Madison and 40 miles south of Fond du Lac. The forest entrance is about three miles west of US Highway 41 and seven miles west of US Highway 45.


Concessions and rental equipment

Concessions and rental equipment are available in the city of Hartford, not at the forest.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Monday November 02 2015