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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit

S91 W39092 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119


The Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit is 61 miles east of Madison and 37 miles southwest of Milwaukee. Campers should check in at their campgrounds.

Get directions:

Physical addresses

Forest Headquarters
S91 W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119

Ottawa Lake Visitor Center and Campground
S59 W36530 County ZZ
Dousman, WI 53118

Pinewoods Campground Campers must check in at Ottawa Lake Visitor Center

Horserider’s Campground
W830 Little Prairie Rd.
Palmyra, WI 53156

Whitewater Lake Visitor Center and Campground
W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190


The state forest is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

The forest headquarters and museum and gift shop are closed. 


Learn about the Property

Learn more about the nature and history that make this forest special.

Friends Group

The Kettle Moraine Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping preserve the features of outstanding interest in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The Kettle Moraine Natural History Association generates financial support through gift shop sales, donations and membership dues. It has provided matching funds for Stewardship grants. All are invited to become members. Applications for membership are available at the forest headquarters. Members provide vital assistance in financial support and in helping to eradicate invasive plants within the state forest.

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association [exit DNR]

Management and planning

For more information about planning for this property, see: Property Master Plans.

About the area

Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

Department of Tourism listings

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