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Contact information
For information, contact:
Forest Headquarters
N1765 Highway G
Campbellsport WI 53010
262-626-2116

Ice Age Visitor Center
920-533-8322

Jason Quast, Superintendent
Jackie Scharfenberg, Naturalist
Deb Harder, Visitor Services

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
262-626-4305

Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station
920-533-8612

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit Current conditions

Trails

Horse and Mountain Bike Trails Partially Closed: The horse trails from County H north to New Prospect have been re-opened, and on Wednesday, May 16 riders may use the trails up to Highway 67.   However, the horse trails north of Hwy 67 will remain closed until further notice.   

Hiking trails are open, there are some muddy stretches, and the Tamarack Trail is very wet on the north end. The mountain bike trails at Greenbush and New Fane are also open.

A reminder that Wisconsin state trail passes are required for all riders age 16 and over.

Events and programs

See the DNR Events Calendar for a list of all events at the Kettle Moraine Northern Unit.

Camping

Mauthe Lake campground: The entire campground is now open, and sites are reservable. The campground office is open Fridays through Sundays (weather permitting). Spring campers may register for first-come, first-served sites by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin board. The showers, flush toilets, and dump station water are now available, but some of the water fountains may still be shut down.

County Road GGG construction: County Rd GGG at Mauthe Lake campground is under construction. Campers and visitors should be prepared for periodic road closures and detours. The best access is from the south at County Rd S (north of New Fane).

Long Lake Campground: The 600, 700 and 900 loops are now open and reservable. The 800 loop will open on May 11. The campground office is open Fridays through Sundays (weather permitting). Spring campers may register for first-come, first-served sites by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin board. The showers, flush toilets and dump station water are now available, but some of the water fountains may still be shut down.

New Prospect Horse Camp is open and reservable for the season.

Greenbush Group Camp is open and reservable for the season.

Ice Age Trail Backpack Shelters: Advanced planning and reservations are strongly recommended. See the Backpack Shelter Guide [PDF] for information, water sources and reservations.

A reminder that open-land camping is not allowed in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. All overnight visitors must be registered and stay on a campsite.

Hunting

About 95 percent of the forest is open to hunting during established open seasons, including Spring Turkey season beginning April 18. Visitors may consult our Hunting map [PDF] for areas open and closed to hunting.

Lakes

The ice is gone from all forest lakes. The Long Lake fishing pier will installed in time for Memorial Day, and the Mauthe Lake fishing pier is installed and ready for use.

See the lakes webpage for more information on fishing opportunities.

More information

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open daily: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Forest Headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

A vehicle admission sticker is required in all fee use areas.

Last revised: Wednesday May 16 2018