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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


ALERT: The snowmobile trail has various sections that have seen massive amounts of trees blown down by storms from late August of 2018. In the course of cleaning these areas up via timber sales, these areas should be traveled with extreme caution. The trail is clear of debris but caution should be used when traveling sections that are signed as areas with logging operations nearby.

Snowmobiling: All of Sheboygan County’s snowmobile trails are closed as of 1/24/2019. The majority of the trails in Fond du Lac County are open; these sections are #3 and #4.

Cross-country skiing: The forest received nearly 7-9 inches of new snow.

Cross-country ski trail conditions.

Wisconsin state trail passes are required for all skiers, bikers, and horse 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.


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. Beginning with the 2019 season, all sites in Mauthe Lake campground are reservable.

New Prospect Horse Camp reservation season has ended, and the campground is gated shut.  Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 26.

Greenbush Group camp is closed for the ski season. Reservations are being accepted for the 2019 season, which opens April 19.

The Ice Age Trail backpack shelters remain open and reservable through winter, and Backpack Shelter 6 is closed until April 1. 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.


Gun deer hunting is complete in all counties in the forest. Small game seasons remain open into February.

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 Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 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 January 25 2019