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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

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Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Mon May 02 2016


Powder Hill, a 1,350-foot glacial kame, offers panoramic views of the park`s unique glacial topography that is featured along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit, has 500 feet of beach and large picnic areas on the lake.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bike Trails
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lookout Tower
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Alerts and Important Information
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit is closed to all camping when not on reservations.

Vehicle admission stickers are required. Click here for cost of the sticker.Motor vehicles are restricted to the designated parking area at the campsite. No more than 2 vehicles are allowed at a campsite. For safety environmental concerns, please back into the site single file. No parking is allowed on road sides or shoulders. There is additional parking available near by.

Pets must be on a leash (under 8') and attended at all times.

For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.30833, -88.32083
43°18'30"N, 88°19'15"W

The forest is located between Hartford and Slinger, just south of Hwy 60 on Kettle Moraine Road. We are located about 25 miles north of Milwaukee, about 60 miles east of Madison and about 40 miles south of Fond du lac.

From the City of Hartford, take State Hwy 60 east, approx 2 miles, to the forest entrance at Hwy 60 and Kettle Moraine Rd. Turn south into the forest.

From US Hwy 41, take State Hwy 60 west, approx 4 miles, to the forest entrance at Hwy 60 and Kettle Moraine Rd. Turn south into the forest.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Project Office: (262)670-3400