Backpacking Campsite at Lapham Peak

Find Your Adventure, Go Wild In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: NEWS RELEASE

MADISON, Wis. – People are connecting with Wisconsin’s great outdoors more than ever as the state continues to navigate the COVID-19 public health emergency.

For those who need a place for space, Wisconsin has lots to offer. With 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, and roughly 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin offers residents and visitors innumerable opportunities to Find Your Adventure and Go Wild In Wisconsin.  (Click for the full article)


People are connecting with Wisconsin's great outdoors more than ever. / Photo credit: DNR

Lapham Peak is the highest point in Waukesha County at 1233 feet elevation. The park covers over 1000 acres offering a variety of recreational opportunities.

Highlights include:

  • 45 foot observation tower (currently closed due to COVID-19)
  • 8 miles paved accessible trail
  • About 26 miles of hiking trails
  • About 11 miles groomed cross-country ski trails
  • 5 miles of lighted cross-country ski trails
  • 5 miles of manmade snow ski trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • 5 miles of mountain biking trails
  • 5 miles of horseback riding trails
  • Picnicking at two shelters
  • Hausmann Nature Center (currently closed due to COVID-19)
  • Ice Age Trail passes through the park
  • Backpacking campsite (newly renovated!)
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