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The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres Locationstretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Boating Canoeing & Kayaking Picnicking Shelters Swimming Horseback Riding Pets and Dog Training Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities Ice Age Trail Ice Age Reserve

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

Wisconsin State Park System Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit

Crooked Lake boat launch in spring.

© Jeffrey Ewig

Reserve campsites at the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit.

Forest information


  • The forest is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
  • Forest headquarters: Open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center: Open 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday; and 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Hours vary November-March.
  • Mauthe Lake Recreation Area entrance station: Memorial Day - Labor Day, Open Saturdays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.. and Fridays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hours vary during off-season.
  • Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station: Memorial Day - Labor Day, Open Saturdays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hours vary during off-season.


The northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. Suggested routes [PDF] from Fond du Lac/Oshkosh/Appleton, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and Sheboygan/Plymouth to Forest Headquarters, Ice Age Center, Mauthe Lake, Long Lake and Greenbush are provided as a courtesy. For best results, see a Wisconsin State Highway Map and our Forest Map [PDF] to determine if the suggested route will work best for you. Additional information is available, if you use computerized mapping software or a vehicle navigational system.


Concessions and rental equipment

A concession stand is located at the Mauthe Lake picnic area. Food and beverages are available for sale. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day the concession stand is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday/Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parkview General Store provides a fleet of rowboats and canoes for fishing or just paddling. It also has three funyaks and two four-seat paddle boats. Most of the float craft are at Mauthe Lake Recreational Area's boat landing, however rowboats are also at Lake Seven, Forest and Auburn Lake. To rent a watercraft, first go to the Parkview General Store on County Highway GGG, about 0.2 miles north of the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area's entrance road. After paying rental fees, you will receive a key to unlock your rental at the boat launch area. A personal floatation device for each person is included in the rental.

Firewood ($5 per rack) is available near the Mauthe Lake and Long Lake entrance stations when open. An honor system keeps the cost of firewood low.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Monday December 02 2019