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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Mailing address:
Forest Headquarters

S91 W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119

Trail Conditions Hotline: 262-594-6202 Bike/horse/ski trails

Ottawa Lake Visitor Center and Campground
Camping Open All Year
S59 W36530 County ZZ
Dousman, WI 53118
262-594-6220 (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Rebecca Peiffer, Visitor Services

Pinewoods Campground Campers must check in at Ottawa Lake Visitor Center

Horserider’s Campground
W830 Little Prairie Rd.
Palmyra, WI 53156

Whitewater Lake Visitor Center and Campground
W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
262-473-7501 (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit Reservable shelters

The southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest has picnic tables and grills at a number of the recreation and trail areas. In addition, several areas have shelters and one has an amphitheater that can be reserved for group activities. All picnic shelters are accessible for people with disabilities and located near accessible rest rooms.

Reservations may be made through the new reservation system beginning Dec. 17, 2018.

D.J. Mackie Picnic Area and enclosed shelter

  • Enclosed shelter with electrical outlets and fireplace
  • Fire ring
  • Volleyball court – basketball hoop – horseshoe pits
  • Capacity: About 50 people
  • $80
DJ Mackie picnic area and shelter Interior of DJ Mackie shelter

Ottawa Lake picnic shelters (A, B, C)

Ottawa Lake shelter

Ottawa Lake amphitheater

  • $10/hour
Ottawa Lake outdoor amphitheater

Paradise Springs shelter

  • Open shelter with electrical outlets
  • Next to accessible nature trail and near accessible fishing pier.
  • $45
Paradise Springs shelter

Nordic picnic shelter

  • Enclosed shelter with electrical outlets and electric heat
  • Reservable March 1 - November 10 (closed during winter)
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Capacity: About 40-50 people
  • $80
Outside the Nordic picnic shelter Inside the Nordic picnic shelter

Rice Lake picnic area shelter

  • Open shelter with no electrical outlets
  • $40
Rice Lake picnic area shelter
Last revised: Tuesday November 11 2014