Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit in Eagle
Over 22,000 acres of diverse, glaciated terrains sprawl across southwestern Waukesha County and into Jefferson and Walworth Counties. Hills, valleys, woodlands and prairies provide a great variety of natural habitats, plants and animals, including coyotes, red foxes, sandhill cranes and Cooper’s hawks. Includes nine State Natural Areas and two State Recreation Areas at Ottawa Lake and Whitewater Lake.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders through the entire park. There are numerous other trails. Trail Information Line available 24/7: 262-594-6202
There are several ebird hotspots identified for individual sections of the park.
Within the Southern Unit there are a number of distinct recreation sites, including:
Location: State Forest Headquarters – S91W39091 State Road 59 – Eagle, WI 53119
Entrance fee or Wisconsin State Parks sticker required.
Links to more information on DNR website:
Other activities (Cycling, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, trapping, target shooting and pets)
Story links from The Natural Realm blog:
Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail: A Saunter Through History.
Photo essay: Ottawa Lake Recreation Area.
Gallery (click to enlarge)
AddressS91W39091 State Road 59
53119, Eagle, wi, US