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Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit

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Address: N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, WI 53010-3303
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Camping and hiking Pike lake

On a day trip to Milwaukee I got a wild hair and stopped at pike lake to hike. I found out camping just opened for the season so my dog and I stayed overnight. The campground... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a day trip to Milwaukee I got a wild hair and stopped at pike lake to hike. I found out camping just opened for the season so my dog and I stayed overnight. The campground hosts were friendly. This park in the forest doesn't take more than a day to hike. You could spend an easy day hiking a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We did the Parnell Tower loop trail. It's a lot of up and down so it was a good work-out. The tower has some great views.

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Thank YojoaDon
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We only had a limited time here due to the weather but we did the Lake to Lake trail and it was great for people that do not want the advanced or harder mountain biking terrain. It has a few small hills but most bikers should be able to handle. It is also crushed limestone so it makes it easier... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We did not walk the entire trail, but rather just hiked up to the Parnell Tower. It has a separate entrance and parking lot. The lot was full on a Sunday afternoon. We had to park about a quarter mile up the road. It added to the walk, but we avoided the entry fee. A beautiful sight from the top... More 

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Thank Trixies-MomandDad
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Kettle Moraine is a nice place to hike, camp, fish etc. However, It's not a place I would travel more than 2 hours to visit. Our favorite places to hike are the Parnell Tower, Butler Lake, Mauthe Lake. In the summer Mauthe lake and Long Lake can be decent places to swim. There are two campgrounds in the area. One... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you've never been to the Northern unit of Kettle Moraine it is a must see. I have skied cross country in the winter on the Zimmer trail with my husband which we love to do. There is an awesome bike trail that we have also used that connects Long Lake and Mauthe Lake. If you love the smell of... More 

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Thank Sizzlena
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed 4 days here in the Mauthe lake Campground. This is very nice recreation area with a nice beach and hiking and biking trails. Most of the campsites are on the small side and pretty close together. but over all is it a nice place to stay. A word of caution if you will be staying here. There are many... More 

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Thank Nathan R
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was our anniversary and asked the kids if they wanted to go for a hike in the woods or see baseball. The opted for a hike in the woods. They place had great trails with a nice beach and playground area. Then we stopped up by the tower to see the birds eye view. Simply breath taking.

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Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Typical roots of trees to trip you, scenery beautiful, take water! Did I say take water? Take water, book to read, lunch. Oh ya, water. Park car, walk to next road, return to car, wa la you just did one section Twice! Good for you. Walked from glenbeulah to st Michaels and back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Under the umbrella of the National Ice Age Scientific Reserve which protects the scientific and scenic value of the landforms created by glaciation in Wisconsin, Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit has a visitor center, trails, and an access point to the Ice Age Scenic Drive. The Visitor Center has a good video that explains when glaciers were active, how... More 

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