Welcome to the Friends of Lapham Peak

The FLP, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit. Our activities include sponsoring, supporting, and running events, fundraising for projects, and offering additional services to park visitors while also helping the DNR's personnel.  We are located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit #285), Delafield, Wisconsin.  For donation options, please see member information and Donations.  We have teams dedicated to Snowmaking and SkiingHabitat RestorationMemorials, our Butterfly Garden, and more.

Recent News

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Friends of Wisconsin State Parks at Lapham Peak

September 16, 2023

On Saturday, 9/16/23, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks held their monthly meeting at Lapham Peak’s Hausmann Nature Center, hosted by Lapham Peak’s Property Manager, Colton Kelly, and the Friends of Lapham Peak’s, president, John Hillmer.  We were able to provide information and updates on a number of our current …

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Butterfly Garden is in full bloom!

September 14, 2023

Come see our Butterfly Garden and Memorial Brick Pathway.  The flowers are in full bloom, and we are seeing lots of butterflies every day.  See pictures of the garden and a nice article by Kris Gould (Sept 11, 2023) on “A Wealth of Nature’s” website.  For more information, see our …

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Nemahbin Spring – New Boardwalk

August 13, 2023

In 2023, we requested several grants that would be matched by the Friends of Lapham Peak, to replace a wooden walkway to the Nemahbin Spring at Lapham Peak with Ice Age Trail style elevated boardwalk. The Nemahbin Spring and trail are on the west side of Lapham Peak, on the …

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Fire Pits & Firewood now available in the Park

June 27, 2023

Thanks to Freddy Hertneky and his Eagle Scout project, and our “Buckthorn Busters” we now have a new firepit and firewood rack at Homestead Hollow’s Trecker Lodge. The Buckthorn Busters also just added a firepit and firewood rack at the Mike Fort Shelter.   These two, plus a fire pit at …

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Friday the 13th and Fright Hike

June 7, 2023

Friday the 13th is coming to Lapham Peak this October! Test your luck on 1+ mile of dimly lit, forest trail, and see if you can spy all 13, static, iconic, horror characters along the way. Unlike our annual Fright Hike, held later this month, there will be no live …

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Friends of Lapham Peak donate future Lapham Lodge to DNR

May 31, 2023

The Friends of Lapham Peak have been raising funds and developing plans for the new Lapham Lodge, to be located at the Evergreen Trailhead in the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Fundraising and design have reached the point where the Friends were able to donate the …

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April 2023 Newsletter

April 29, 2023

Below is our spring newsletter. Just a shout out to our Work Day, Saturday, May 6th. We need to plant 25 Buttonbushes along the warm up loop, work on the backpack shelter area, get wood chips on the trails and work on trail erosion. Lunch will be served – but …

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2023 Nature Center Open 2 Weekends each Month

April 20, 2023

See our calendar of events for the Nature Center at Lapham Peak: 2023 Nature Center Calendar

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2-15-23 Lapham Lodge Updates!

February 15, 2023

Below is a link to a set of slides that were presented by the Lapham Lodge Building Committee to the DNR Parks Management Team on 2/15/23.  The presentation was well received.  The slides are pretty much self explanatory, but if you have questions or comments, feel free to send them …

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