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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
3544 Kettle Moraine Road
Hartford, WI 53027

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Current conditions

Lake and Beach

A pet swimming beach is located off the boardwalk trail north of the beach. A canoe/kayak launch is located on the north side of the beach area.


Three backpack campsites (about a 20-minute hike from the parking lot) are off of the Ice Age Trail and are open year-round.

The Friends of Pike Lake sell firewood bundles at the camp host site or at the office for $5 per bundle.


Please remember that pets are not allowed on the Black Forest Nature Trail or on the observation tower and must be on a leash 8 feet or shorter at all times. Please pick up after your pet. Bag dispensers are located in each parking lot.


See the DNR events calendar for a list of upcoming events at Pike Lake and all state park properties.

More information

All visitors parking at the beach and park are required to have either a valid daily or annual vehicle admission sticker.

Self-registration stations are located at the office, nature trail and beach parking lots.

Last revised: Monday October 07 2019