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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

Trail closures: The following trails are closed until further notice due to storm damage:

  • The Ice Age Trail from Cty. Rd. V to Scenic Rd.
  • The Lake to Lake Trail north of Cty. Rd. F
  • A portion of the Summit Trail up Dundee Mountain.


The Mountain Bike trails are open. Riders are asked to refrain from using the trails within 24 hours of a rain event, to allow them time to dry and stabilize.

The Bridle Trails are open, but riders should be cautioned that wet portions of trail remain.

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

The Tamarack Trail is open, but portions are under water.

Events and programs

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


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. - 10 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.


Turkey season is open in the forest now through May 28. Visitors are encouraged to wear brightly-colored clothing if venturing off-trail.

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: Thursday May 23 2019