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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


All trails in the Northern Unit are open; however, horse riders may still encounter some muddy stretches on the north end, and the Tamarack Trail around Mauthe Lake is still holding some water.

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.


All campgrounds are open, and the entrance stations at Mauthe and Long Lakes are now open seven days a week.

Self-registration on our first-come, first-served sites is available after the booths close until 11 p.m., by following the instructions at the entrance bulletin board. Self-Registration is not allowed from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. to avoid double-bookings. For Horse camping, please contact the Forest Headquarters or see the Horse Camp Host regarding the status of possible openings.

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.


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.


Long Lake and Mauthe Lake fishing piers are installed and ready for use. Swimming area buoys are installed near the Mauthe Lake and Long Lake beaches, but no lifeguards are on duty. The beach houses are open daily for the season.

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: Thursday May 24 2018