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Contact information
For information, contact:
Forest Headquarters
N1765 Highway G
Campbellsport WI 53010

Ice Age Visitor Center

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

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station

Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit Current conditions


The first touch of snow and cold temperatures have arrived in the forest. Fall rains have kept many of our trails damp – especially the Tamarack Trail – but most trails are in good shape, and the mountain bike and horse trails are open.

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

The Ice Age Trail remains impassible between Scenic Rd. and County Rd V due to storm damage.

Events and programs

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


The Long Lake and Mauthe Lake boat launches are open and will be maintained through winter.

See the lakes web page for more information on fishing opportunities.


The Long Lake campground is closed for the season. Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 26.

Mauthe Lake reservation season has ended, but first-come, first-served camping is open in the 100-400 loops through winter. In a snow event, only the 100s loop will be plowed. Please follow the instructions at the entrance bulletin board (cash or check only). Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 12.

New Prospect Horse Camp reservation season has ended, and the campground will be gated after deer gun season. Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 26.

Greenbush Group camp is reservable through November 17, and will then be closed for the ski season. Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 19.

Ice Age Trail Backpack Shelters remain open and reservable through winter. Reservations are strongly recommended; call 888-947-2757. Backpack Shelter 6 will be closing December 1 for the upcoming ski season. 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 seasons are in full swing, and the deer gun season will run from November 17-25. Visitors are advised to wear brightly-colored clothing when venturing into huntable areas of the forest.

About 95 percent of the forest is open to hunting during established open seasons. Visitors may consult our Hunting map [PDF] for areas open and closed to hunting.

More information

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open daily: Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call ahead for Sunday hours.

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: Tuesday November 13 2018