Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit

We invite you to explore the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit, one of six units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. The Kettle Moraine is internationally known for its famous glacial features and fascinating diversity of plants and animals. The Northern Unit consists of almost 30,000 acres along the northern 30 miles of 115-mile long interlobate moraine created by the glaciers of the last Ice Age.


Come traverse by foot, horseback, cross-country skis, bikes, or snowmobiles the more than 150 miles of trails. Within or bordering the forest are twelve lakes beckoning you to go fishing, boating, canoeing, or swimming. The Long Lake and Mauthe Lake Recreation Areas offer beautiful picnic spots, boat launches, sandy beaches, fishing piers, and quiet campgrounds. The Greenbush Group Camp has nine sites that can handle up to 40 people each. The New Prospect Horseriders’ Camp consists of three group sites and 23 individual campsites for those who want to camp with their horses. Ninety-five percent of the forest provides hunters with many hunting opportunities throughout the various seasons.


Visit the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center to learn about the area’s world-famous glacial landscape and all the forest has to offer. Then take a road-trip to discover the more interesting glacial landforms including kames, eskers, kettles, outwash plains, and moraines. Don’t miss the Parnell Tower, which offers a bird’s eye view of the forest and surrounding countryside.


All year long the forest naturalist staff offers a wide array of fun-filled educational programs for all ages and interests. Call the Ice Age Visitor Center at (920) 533-8322 for a complete schedule and more details about the Northern Unit. Map


Make plans now to enjoy some time in the beautiful hills of the Kettle Moraine!