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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Address: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, WI 53190
Phone Number: 262-473-7501

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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Sweet hike

Sweet hiking. A bit of up and down but not strenuous. A lot of different trees. Trails are very open. Didn't see a lot of wildlife on this trip--nor a lot of people too. Check it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet hiking. A bit of up and down but not strenuous. A lot of different trees. Trails are very open. Didn't see a lot of wildlife on this trip--nor a lot of people too. Check it out.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We recently drove up to Mauthe lake in order to ride the Lake to Lake trail. The trail is 6.8 miles long and goes through both wooded and open prairie areas with very little gradient. While it is mostly very quiet and secluded there are a few miles that go right along a road so it's not as peaceful as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Long Lake in Kettle Moraine Northern Unit. It's beautiful and liked our actual camp site in the 800's. Great bathroom facilities. Were they the cleanest, no, but still clean enough with actual plumbing, showers and toilet paper. Very nice for a campground. The guy who checked us in was not very forth-coming with information.... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

The campground: Sites are nice. Each site has 2 corrals, but be prepared, they are very tiny. The host is extremely friendly. The pit toilets are decent and seemed decently clean. The only downfall is no water to hook up to on site, otherwise we really enjoyed the camping. We camped at site #8 and it was perfect for us.... More 

Thank Tara G
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I have camped at almost all the Kettle Moraine camping areas and I am happy to say the experience has been great, but I am a bit disappointed with the Whitewater camp ground. The site itself was very nice, but the pit toilets we absolutely disgusting. (Very ripe) I was scheduled to stay for two days but could only manage... More 

1 Thank Becky S
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The camping site was fine, nothing too exciting no shade but served its purpose. However the bathrooms at long lake in the 700 section were worse than a bar bathroom on a weekend. The floors were so slippery without signs. No toilet paper. Hair everywhere. No papertowels. It was simply gross.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We just spent 4 nights in the Pike Lake Unit of the Forest. We have a 32' travel trailer and our site (#29) was spacious with a large approach for easy back-in. The site has electric. No water in the site, but there is potable water at the dump station about 100 yards away. The campground is clean and in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We came for a last minute camping trip and really enjoyed ourselves. There was so much to do we stayed another day at the southern unit campground. The kids enjoyed birdwatching with the ranger, swimming at the beach, and exploring the campground. The highlight so far is the nature hike! We saw frogs, tadpoles, birds, a huge turtle, turkeys, chipmunks,... More 

Thank Lori H
Lower Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I've done several different trail runs in the forest, it is a wonderful place to run. Saw a cougar there one time!

Thank MissMyDog
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Really great place to winter camp. Lots of solitude, birds, and other wildlife. The Ice Age Trail is an awesome Midwest hiking destination; we loved the rolling hills and technical descents... Highly recommended at any time, but gorgeous in the middle of a wintry snow storm.

Thank Leo E

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