Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit - Wisconsin

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Park Overview

The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. More than 1,000 acres of this hilly terrain are within the Lapham Peak boundaries. Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level). Lapham Peak's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails. Abundant bird life and wildlife can be observed from all trails, and guided bird hikes are held each spring. There are several prairie restoration sites and a butterfly garden.

Camping Opportunities

Spend the night with nature in one of more than 4,900 campsites in the Wisconsin State Park System. Camping opportunities include family campsites, outdoor group camping and indoor group camps. There are also backpack, hike-in and canoe-in sites, and equestrian campsites. Some sites offer electrical hookups. Accessible sites are also available, and nine properties offer cabins for persons with disabilities.

Outdoor Activities

The Wisconsin State Park System has nearly 156,000 acres of land available for visitors to enjoy. Nature provides beautiful backdrops during any season at any of the state parks, forests, recreation areas and trails and with more than 15,000 inland lakes, 43,000 miles of rivers, and 659 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, we are fortunate to have more water-based recreation opportunites than many coastal states.


Lapham Peak is 25 miles west of Milwaukee and 1 mile south of Interstate 94 near Delafield, on County Highway C.


Kettle Moraine State Forest—Lapham Peak Unit, W329 N846 County C, Delafield, WI 53018 -- (262) 646-3025

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