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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit

Pets are permitted in most campgrounds, most trails, roads and outlying areas. However, pets are not allowed in buildings, picnic areas, on beaches, playgrounds, cross-country ski trails or marked nature trails. Special pet-free campsites have been designated in Loop 1 (Sites 1-36) in the Pinewoods Campground. Otherwise, pets are allowed at your campsite and along campground roads, but must be on a leash at all times.

Special pet swim areas are available at Ottawa Lake on the left side of the boat launch, and at Rice Lake on the right side of the boat launch. Owners are reminded that your dog needs to be on a leash to the water’s edge and returned to the leash once out of the water.

Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets must be leashed, must not interfere with the enjoyment of the forest by others and must not be left unattended at any time.