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The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the Locationmiddle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and much more within the forest.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Picnicking Fishing Shelters Swimming Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

Contact information
For information, contact:
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
3544 Kettle Moraine Road
Hartford, WI 53027

Wisconsin State Park SystemKettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit

A view from the Pike Lake observation tower on Powder Hill.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Pike Lake Unit.

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 year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • During the non-summer season, the forest headquarters is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Pike Lake is on State Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger, Wisconsin. It is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee, 60 miles east of Madison and 40 miles south of Fond du Lac. The forest entrance is about three miles west of US Highway 41 and seven miles west of US Highway 45.


Concessions and rental equipment

Concessions and rental equipment are available in the city of Hartford, not at the forest.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020