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Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

The Chippewa Moraine segment of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve includes 23 miles of well-marked trails. The trails are for foot travel only and motorized vehicles, horses or mountain bikes are not allowed in the Chippewa Moraine.

Boating, canoeing and kayaking

North and South Shattuck, Jeanstow, Knickerbocker, Townline, Horseshoe and Plummer lakes offer boating, canoeing and kayaking opportunities.


Camping at Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area


Fishing is available in the many lakes within the Chippewa Moraine. Fishing licenses apply.


The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels through the Chippewa Moraine, connecting to the interpretive center and loop trails and the three primitive, outpost campsites. The entire trail is over 1,000 miles long and follows the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin.

The most popular trails at Chippewa Moraine are the three, self-guided trails that begin at the interpretive center. Hike or snowshoe the trails to see glacial kettle lakes, hummocks, ice-walled lake plains and wildlife.

All pets must be on leash 8 feet or shorter and under control at all times near the visitor center.

Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are permitted in the property during legal hunting and trapping seasons. No person may hunt or trap without first obtaining a property map identifying those areas closed to hunting and trapping within the property. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails.

Picnic areas

There are picnic tables outside the interpretive center.

    Winter activities

    During winter, Chippewa Moraine's trails are open to snowshoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing. Trails are not groomed.

    Ice fishing is available. Staff members do not monitor ice conditions on the area lakes.