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Conditions

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit

Weather

Weather forecast [exit DNR]

Roads

A resurfacing project on State Hwy. 67 between Dousman and Eagle will be taking place from about April 11 to July 15, 2022. Visitors will still have access via Hwy. 67 to the Kettle Moraine Forest, but could experience delays. For more information, please see:

Trails

For the most up-to-date information, call the Trail Information Line, 262-594-6202 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

The Nordic and McMiller ski trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing when there is enough snow. Call the trail hotline for conditions or see Cross-country ski trail conditions.

Hikers and snowshoers may not use the Nordic or McMiller ski trails once they are snow-covered.

The mountain bike trails are open in winter unless the weather is above freezing and trails begin to thaw out. Always call the trail hotline before driving to the trails.

Snowshoeing and hiking trails include the Scuppernong, John Muir and Emma Carlin trails, the Ice Age Trail and all nature trails. Please be aware that pets are not allowed on nature trails (Paradise Springs NT, Scuppernong Springs NT, Stute Springs NT, Rice Lake NT, Stoney Ridge NT). Pets must be leashed at all times while on trails.

There are open hunting seasons within the forest during the winter. Bright clothing is recommended for all visitors.

Campgrounds and Seasonal Water

All showers and flush toilets have been shut down for the season. A vault toilet will remain available at the Ottawa Lake Campground. Water is available all winter on the side of the Ottawa Lake Contact Station building. The dump station is available for emptying holding tanks but no rinse water is available.

The Pinewoods and Whitewater Lake Campgrounds are closed for the season.