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The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years Locationago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. Lapham Peak's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing on lighted trails. Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level).

Hiking Bicycling Horseback Riding Picnicking Shelters Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

Contact information
For information, contact:
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
W329 N846 County C
Delafield, WI 53018
Trail information line
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Wisconsin State Park System Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit

Lapham Peak Ski Trail.

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Reserve a shelter or backpack site at Lapham Peak.

COVID-19 Update

Wisconsin state park system properties are operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Most campgrounds are open with special conditions.

An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Buy before you go: annual and daily passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties.

Office buildings, visitor centers, observation towers, shelters and playgrounds remain closed. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

Forest information


  • The forest is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. year round.


Lapham Peak is 25 miles west of Milwaukee and one mile south of Interstate 94 near Delafield, on County Highway C. Geographic coordinates are 43° 2' 27.6" N, 88° 24' 14.5" W.


Hausmann Nature Center

Outdoor Education Field Trips at the Hausmann Nature Center are provided by Milwaukee Public Schools – Recreation [exit DNR].

The Hausmann Nature Center may also be rented for events. Nature Center brochure [PDF].

Summer Stage

Summer Stage [exit DNR] is an outdoor stage for the performing arts within the boundaries of Lapham Peak. Summer Stage offers a unique outdoor venue for music, theater, comedy and dance. Performances are typically June through August. The stage may also be rented for use.

Friends group and volunteering


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Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020