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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
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 IAT and Bridle Trail crossing over Hwy 23 has been re-routed slightly to the east, at Ridge Road, due to road construction.

The Lake-to-Lake bike trail, between Mauthe Lake and Long Lake Rec Areas, has been popular for bikers and hikers looking to get a good view of the summer wildflowers.

The horse trails are open but users are cautioned that wet areas on the trail remain.

Mountain bike trails are open but riders are asked to refrain from using the trails within 24 hours of a rain event, to allow time to dry and stabilize. The Tamarack Nature Trail still has some wet spots where 1-2 inches of water is covering the trail tread.

A State Trail Pass is required for all horse and bike riders age 16 and over.

Visitors who would like to help “Save our Wildflowers” are encouraged to pick invasive plants along the trails. Trash bags and information on currently-flowering invasive species can be picked up at any Forest Office.

Events and programs

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


There have been high numbers of people bringing paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes to paddle on the forest’s 12 lakes. As required by Wisconsin’s boating laws, please be sure to bring a fitting PFD for each person that plans on paddling.

The Mauthe Lake fishing pier has been repaired, and is now open. The Long Lake fishing pier has been installed and is open for the season.

The Mauthe Lake and Long Lake beach houses are open.

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


New this year: All campsites at the Mauthe Lake campground are reservable, as are most of the sites at Long Lake. Visitors should follow the instructions at the entrance station bulletin boards. The camp offices are open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Ice Age Trail backpack shelters are reservable year-round, and are especially popular now through fall. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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.

More information

The Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is open 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: Friday September 20 2019