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Picnic Areas and Shelters

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit

The southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest has picnic tables and grills at a number of the recreation and trail areas. In addition, several areas have shelters and one has an amphitheater that can be reserved for group activities. All picnic shelters are accessible for people with disabilities and located near accessible rest rooms.

Playground equipment is available at the Ottawa Lake and Rice Lake day-use areas and near the Pinewoods shower building.

Reservable Shelters

Reserve a shelter online.

Learn more about the following shelters and amphitheater available for reservation at the Southern Unit on the Wisconsin State Parks Reservation System.

  • D.J. Mackie Picnic Area and enclosed shelter
  • Ottawa Lake picnic shelters (A, B, C)
  • Ottawa Lake amphitheater
  • Paradise Springs shelter
  • Nordic picnic shelter
  • Rice Lake picnic area shelter
  • Scuppernong Picnic Shelter
  • McMiller Shelter