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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Address: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, WI 53190
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+1 262-473-7501

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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Lovely campground

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... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Karin S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 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.

1 Thank Kelly D
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 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 

1 Thank Karin S
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 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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586 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 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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132 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 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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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 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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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 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!

1 Thank Tour Eiffel t
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 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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Reviewed 23 August 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

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