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Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit

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Lots to do - beautiful State Forest!

We camped at Long Lake Recreation Area and that was wonderful (wrote a separate review on that with... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Marathon, WI
Great place for camping and family fun!

This was are first time at This state park. We camped at Long Lake but spent our days at Mauthe... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“mauthe lake”(10 reviews)
“long lake”(7 reviews)
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N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, WI 53010-3303
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place and a nice lake. Offer more fishing access that’s not 100% weeds. Sites are very close to each other, and they should have a camp store. Lake was very nice for swimming with the long sand beach. Lots of boats, and towables.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Casey R
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We camped at Long Lake Recreation Area and that was wonderful (wrote a separate review on that with more specifics). Also checked out Parnell Tower - good hike up the steps on the trail to get to the tower and then a good hike up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This was are first time at This state park. We camped at Long Lake but spent our days at Mauthe Lake kayaking, swimming and exploring. My husband is an avid geocacher and enjoyed all the opportunities in the area. Our middle schooler participated in a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank K1763OAlauran
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This area of hills is actually the lateral moraine from the great ice sheets of the ice age. Learn all about it the very good Ice Age Visitors Center near Dundee. There are two campgrounds, we chose Mauthe Lake. Sites can be near the lake...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Parnell tower is really nice. You are up high enough to see out for miles. Then hiking on the smaller loop is really great. The hike is an intermediate hike. There are grades up and down throughout the hike. Not really that difficult. The smaller...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gerry D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great view of the Kettle Moraine State Forest at the north end, take a walk up Parnell Tower. Great view! Then for an adventurous hike, do the loop. 3 1/2 miles. Don't forget the bug spray!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank karen19492016
Reviewed 20 July 2017

On several of the "cooler" trails the state has allowed some significant cutting. Parnell Loop and Butler Lake are seeing some significant foresting. These forests won't look the same for many years. I'm sure that other areas will also be seeing some cutting. I've heard...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We brought our dog to this beautiful state park, but it is not as dog friendly as others. Only some of the trails allow dogs. We thought the dogs prohibited signs were meant for the grass and beach, but also applied to the trails near...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Heather K
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the best trail system in the State. The Ice Age Trail connects to the Kettle Moraine Trail, you could walk the entire State this way. The best time to visit is the fall when all the leaves are in full color.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ann O
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Living in California you don't give much thought to glaciers and the affect they had on developing the countryside we are visiting here in Wisconsin. The interpretive center/museum does a very good job in explaining what took place 10,000 years or so ago. We watched...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Long Lake is a very pretty area. From the campground, you can hike "Dundee Mountain" as we call it. On the other side of the lake (head south on Division Road, turn right on F) is Dundee, WI. There is a neat little burger... More