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KETTLE MORAINE SF SOUTHERN UNIT, WI

KET1: A visit to the Kettle Moraine State Forest reveals the natural beauty of the region. More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pinewoods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit making this facility a popular area for a...
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Pinewoods Sites 1-36 are both "no-pet" and a 24-hour quiet zone.No person may operate a radio, boom-box, musical instrument, or similar noise producing device unless noise is contained to the person through use of a headset.
Whitewater sites 750-779 are a "No-pet" area.
Backpack Sites 1 - 3 open to reservation year round.
Horseriders Campground is restricted to people camping with horses.
Ottawa Lake 1st come / 1st served basis mid-Nov- 03/31 every year.
All other sites are closed to camping when not on reservations.
Camping is restricted to designated campsites.
Vehicle admission stickers are required in addition to the camping fee. Stickers can be purchased upon arrival at the park. Click here for cost of the sticker.

Water is available year-round at the Ottawa Lake Entrance Station. Campground shower/flush toilet buildings, water fountains and the sanitary dump station are turned on for use from approximately mid-to-late-April through mid-October. Pinewoods shower building is closed after family campground closes.
Whitewater Lake Campground is a rustic campground. No showers or flush toilets.
Hunting is allowed at Southern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest. The campgrounds and surrounding area are closed to hunting. An article of blaze orange clothing may be worn to increase your visibility. For season dates, call Forest HQ or go to website.
For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information


The Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is located 61 miles east of Madison, and 37 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The forest is 30 miles in length, extending from the village of Dousman to near the city of Whitewater, with multiple entrances. Forest HQ offers information, museum, and gift shop. Camper check-in is done at Ottawa Lake or Whitewater Lake Campground Stations.

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Hickory Woods GROUP TENTS NONELEC 20
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Hickory Woods GROUP TENTS NONELEC 40
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Hickory Woods GROUP TENTS NONELEC 40
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 87 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 100 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 89 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 90 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 88 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 75 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 33 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 27 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 47 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 33 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 34 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 33 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE NON ELEC 6 18 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 40 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 38 Back-In
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 34 Pull-Through
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Horseriders Campground HORSE ELEC 6 27 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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KET1: A visit to the Kettle Moraine State Forest reveals the natural beauty of the region. More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pinewoods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit making this facility a popular area for a wide variety of users. Visitors to the forest can camp in one of three family campgrounds, a horse riders camp or one of two group camps, hike, mountain bike, ride a horse, snowmobile or ski on the 160+ miles of trail, swim at one of two beaches, backpack to an overnight shelter on the Ice Age Trail, picnic, fish, hunt, or tour three historic cabin sites. There are also facilities for use by those with disabilities including a cabin in the campground and an accessible nature trail. Visit the Southern Unit, experience the beauty and take advantage of the diversity of facilities it has to offer.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Reservation Fri May 15 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information Center
  • Nature Center
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Shower Building
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Fillup Station
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Sports and Recreations

Towne Country Club

The 18-hole "Towne" course at the Towne Country Club facility in Edgerton, Wisconsin features 5,632 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . Towne golf course opened in 1922.
115 Jenson St, Edgerton, WI, 53534
920-467-2509
Distance*: 27.23 miles

Sports and Recreations

Whisper Creek Golf Club

With a landlocked Midwestern golf course, one could almost assume that it may feature a bit of a prairie feel. But a links-style feel tossed in for good measure? That's the game that awaits you at Whisper Creek. With a variety of features, Whisper Creek is a fair test for a gamut of golfers. From beginners to scratch golfers, anyone who appreciates a day on the course will come away feeling rewarded by a round at Whisper Creek.
12840 del Webb Blvd, Huntley, IL, 60142
847-515-7682
Distance*: 50.23 miles

Sports and Recreations

Wing Park Golf Course

Wing Park golf course is a classic yet, sporty nine-hole golf course. As the oldest nine-hole municipal golf course, established in 1908, this superior golf course offers something for everyone. Expert players with only a couple of hours to spare or the amateur just beginning to learn their swing will all enjoy a day at Wing Park Golf Course. Wing Park offers just the basics. Holes are regulation in length and the green size is small, typical of a Victorian period course.
1000 Wing St, Elgin, IL, 60123
847-931-5952
Distance*: 58.51 miles

Sports and Recreations

The Highlands of Elgin

Watch for exciting developments over the next few seasons at The Highlands! Our prairie style clubhouse with stunning golf course views is now open. It features event rooms, full scale food and beverage operation, outdoor seating, locker rooms, virtual golf simulator, and an expanded golf shop. Additionally, construction of the quarry nine is underway and is scheduled to open in 2010.
875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL, 60123
847-931-5950
Distance*: 59.24 miles

Sports and Recreations

Bowes Creek Country Club

Certainly, one of the highlights of the Bowes Creek Country Club lifestyle is the outstanding golf course and clubhouse. Created by Jacobson Golf Course Design to be enjoyable for all levels of golfers, the 18-hole golf course ranges from 6,900 yards from the professional tees to 5,000 from the junior tees. Five sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer.
3555 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL, 60123
847-214-5880
Distance*: 61.04 miles

Sports and Recreations

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore Golf Club, located in Sycamore, Illinois, was built in 1923. The course features tree lined bentgrass fairways and large bentgrass greens. Built along the Kishwaukee River the course plays just under 6,000 yards and offers a fair test of golf for the experienced player and gives the novice player an opportunity to score well. The pro shop offers a wide variety of golf merchandise featuring the top brands in the industry.
940 E State St, Sycamore, IL, 60178
815-895-3365
Distance*: 62.14 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
HORSE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
HORSE GROUP CAMPING $0.00
HORSE ELEC $12.00-$14.00
GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
Reservation Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $14.00
TENT NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00-$14.00
HORSE NON ELEC $14.00
HORSE GROUP CAMPING $14.00
HORSE ELEC $14.00
GROUP TENTS NONELEC $14.00-$40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There

Campers check in:

Ottawa Lake Campground is part of the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area. Ottawa Lake Rec. Area is 4 miles north of Eagle. Travel Hwy 67 north from the village of Eagle, or south from I-94. Then turn west on Hwy ZZ to the campground entrance.

Location is: S59W37800 County Road ZZ
Dousman, WI 53118
Or plot the corner of State Road 67 and County Road ZZ
N42*58.85988' W088*27.94542'

Pinewoods Campground: Campsites check-in/registration for Pinewoods is at Ottawa Lake Campground.

Whitewater Lake east and west campgrounds, and Hickory Woods, are part of the Whitewater Lake Recreation Area. Whitewater Lake is located southeast of the city of Whitewater.

Location is: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Or plot the corner of County Road P and Kettle Moraine Drive. Follow the signs 3/4 mile west to station.
N42*47.07546' W088*40.24272'

Horseriders Campground is located west of Eagle. Travel Hwy 59 into the town of Palmyra. Turn south on 3rd Street to the campground entrance.

Location is: W830 Little Prairie Road
Palmyra, WI 53156

Forest Headquarters

GPS Info.(Latitude, Longitude
42.87778,-88.52917
42°52'40"N, 88°31'45"W

Forest Headquarters is located 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on Hwy 59.

Address is: Kettle Moraine SF Southern Unit
S91 W39091 HWY 59
Eagle WI 53119

If you need help planning your travel route, see the Southern Unit's web site or call 262-594-6200 for further assistance.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/pdfs/directionskms.pdf
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KETTLE MORAINE SF SOUTHERN UNIT
S91 W39091 HWY 59
EAGLE  WI  53119

Phone Number:

Project Office: (262)594-6200
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