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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Pike Lake Unit in Hartford

Activities: Birding, Camping, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing

a man sitting on the shore overlooking Pike Lake


The 750-acre Pike Lake Unit is on Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger. Features a campground and a beach as well as an extensive system trail system carved into the glacial landscape, including hiking/skiing trails, a biking trail, the Black Forest Nature Trail and a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. 2.5 miles of cross country ski trails are groomed for both traditional and skate skiing.


A 60-ft. observation tower tops Powder Hill, a 1,350-foot glacial kame, offering panoramic views of the park’s glacial topography, lake and wooded hills. The park is identified as an ebird hotspot with 225 species recorded.


Most of the park is closed to hunting, except for a parcel on the southwest corner of the lake. The DNR website provides several maps for various users of the park, including winter activities, camping and hunting or trapping.


Entrance fee or Wisconsin State Parks sticker required.



For more information and DNR maps click here.




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3544 Kettle Moraine Rd.
53027, Hartford, WI , US