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Picnic Areas and Shelters

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit

There are three picnic areas in the forest at Evergreen Grove, Homestead Hollow and the observation tower. Two areas have shelters that can be reserved.

Reserve a shelter online.

  • The Evergreen Shelter is at the lower parking lot area and has electric heat, indoor bathrooms, water and a wood stove. The building has a capacity of 50 and includes six plastic round tables and 36 chairs. The Evergreen Shelter can be reserved during the non-ski season.
  • Trecker Lodge is in the Homestead Hollow area. There is a heated bathroom building at the parking lot. A lighted pathway leads down to the Lodge. There is electric heating, a water fountain and a fireplace. The building has a capacity of 100, with nine plastic round tables and 75 chairs.
  • The Hausmann Nature Center is nestled in a beautiful wooded setting inside Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just 30 miles west of Milwaukee. It is a perfect place to host birthday parties, showers, wedding receptions or business meetings/retreats. Hausmann Nature Center brochure [PDF]