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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Address: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, WI 53190
Phone Number: 262-473-7501
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Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both...

Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both sections contain part of the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile trail throughout Wisconsin.

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Pleasant and Beautiful

We had a nice little hike through the woods. Very relaxing, met some nice people on the trail, also the lake was nice .

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a nice little hike through the woods. Very relaxing, met some nice people on the trail, also the lake was nice .

Thank darswitch
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Various trails to suit those in you hiking party for a particular day. Beautiful scenery. There are bathrooms and fire pits as well as well marked trails.

Thank Mary R
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Love that campground - lots of pinetrees, paved roads for children to ride their bikes. Campsites are secluded from each other = more privacy. very quiet and not far from various hiking trails. Will definitely go back!

Thank TourEiffelUSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to the beach at Whitewater Lake for years, but had never really used much else of the park. After a last minute cancellation on a canoeing trip we decided to check out the campground, and we were so glad we did! We got a group campsite and really had a blast. Large site, far away from the... More 

Thank VonnieRu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Kettle moraine state forest is a great place for hiking, swimming, kayaking and horseback riding. Although there is a lot of poison ivy and the lake could be a little bit clearer overall it is one of the best state parks Wisconsin.

1 Thank Holly H
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place for a hike. The hill are big and small. During the non snow months it's great to hike and the snowy months, its fun to snowshoe.

Thank Rhawig
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Kettle Moraine State Forest is beautiful! I stayed here with my son and a friend overnight and we really enjoyed the campground, which is very clean and has a bathroom with showers plus hot and cold running water. Washers and dryers are also available. People are quiet and respectful. The campground host is very helpful and sells firewood. There is... More 

2 Thank Nancy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I love to walk, Not so much hike. But the Bald Bluff Scenic Overlook was doable for a non hiker like myself! Glad I decided to go on the trail!

Thank Patricia G
West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

southern kettle moraine near eagle wi. Beautiful trails open meadows, hard wood forest. No one is a on the trails

1 Thank italian71
Carol Stream
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful campsites that are large and surrounded by 80 foot high Pine trees. The campsites are very private and you truly feel like you're in the wilderness. The bathrooms are also very clean and well kept. They have private rooms to shower in. The trails are ok but honestly nothing special. If you're willing to drive to the sister campground,... More 

Thank Dan R

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