Sunday, July 24, 2022



If you are interested in helping out in the forest, click on this 

Volunteer Link



The Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit is in the process of hiring several Visitor Services Staff members who will work at either the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area or Long Lake Recreation Area entrance stations. There are also openings at the Ice Age Visitor Center. Staff members greet forest visitors, sell Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission stickers, register campers and share information about the Northern Unit and surrounding area.


Salary range is $14-$15/hour.


The hours and days vary between Wednesday and Sunday. These are Limited Term Employee (LTE) positions.


If you would like further information contact Samantha Lindquist, Forest Superintendent, at or (262) 626-3881.


To apply go to the Wisconsin State employment website at


Application Deadline is July 31.


Ice Age Visitor Center is OPEN
 since closing for COVID-19 in mid-March 2020!

Wednesday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Due to Visitor Service Associate and Ranger staffing levels and limited availability, the Ice Age Center will be closed on the following days::


  • Sunday July 3
  • Sunday July 10
  • Saturday July 16
  • Saturday July 30
  • Sunday July 31


The contact stations will be open these dates for visitor services.

    Click this link for a copy of the current Summer program brochure

    Saturday October 2nd 2021 Kayak Paddle at Mauthe Lake

    This past October 2021 shared an evening with more than 40 kayak enthusiasts out at Mauthe Lake for an unique paddling event. The lighted kayaks were a sight to behold as they went from sunset into the night. The event was put on by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine and Erich Olson of PaddleBreak Adventures LLC to raise awareness and funding for the installation of the kayak launch at Mauthe Lake.

    Check out other pictures of the event - Mauthe Lake Kayak Paddle 10-02-2021



    Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and to wear a face covering when a distance of 6 feet or greater cannot be achieved.

    State park visitors can purchase annual admission passes online, over the phone by calling local properties directly or in-person at self-registration stations at individual properties.

    The DNR urges state park visitors to do their part when visiting DNR properties. Most Wisconsin state parks, forests and other day-use areas do not have garbage or recycling bins. When you visit, please take your garbage and recyclables home with you. We all play a vital role in taking care of our natural resources. Following the Leave No Trace principles helps protect the land for generations to come. Fight the Bite! Ticks are out, and visitors should take precautions to prevent Lyme Disease.
    Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing of 6 feet, refrain from congregating in large groups, travel only within your home communities and follow all existing state park rules and guidelines. Visitors are also encouraged to wear masks in situations where social distancing is difficult.
    The DNR continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. We will also continue to monitor on-the-ground circumstances each day to determine additional conditions that may become necessary. Before visiting other properties, please check with individual parks regarding changes to park operations.

    For specific information regarding COVID-19 we encourage the public to frequently monitor the DHS website for updates, and to follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.