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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Loew Lake Unit in Hartford

Activities: Birding, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing


Located at Highway K and County Line Road in Washington County, 1,250 acres of glacial landscape and wetlands along the Oconomowoc River. A 4.8-mile segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail runs through it, connecting with the Holy Hill segment on the north and the Monches segment on the south. Open to low-impact recreation, including hiking, hunting, and horseback riding. Pets welcome but must be on a leash.


Canoe/kayak launch at County Line Road. Nice paddle up the Oconomowoc River to 23-acre Loew Lake and back, approximately 3 hours.


Identified as an ebird hotspot.


No entrance fee required.



For more information, including hunting regulations, go to DNR website.

For DNR map click here.

Photo essay link: “Ice Age Trail at Loew Lake” at Urban Wilderness.


Ice Age Trail Panorama


Gallery (click to enlarge)



989 Emerald Dr.
53027, Hartford, WI , US