2022 Candle Light Hike/Ski – Parking Voucher Required

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2022 Candle Light Hike/Ski – Parking Voucher Required

Important - a Parking Voucher is Required and must be picked up ahead of time (availability will be limited)


2022 Candlelight Event

Saturday, January 29th

6:00 -8:45 pm Homestead Hollow area

Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit

W329 N846 County Highway C, Delafield

A 2022 WI State Park annual vehicle admission sticker or a $5.00 Special Event vehicle admission fee is required per car.

In addition to the vehicle admission, a ticket voucher is required for each car that wishes to attend the event. Vouchers are available first-come, first-served. Limit one per person at time of pickup. Vouchers may be picked up at the Lapham Peak office starting January 4 and prior to 6 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022 in order to ensure access to the event. Office hours are generally 8am-4:30pm but call (262-646-3025) before hand to make sure it is staffed and that vouchers are still available. Carpooling is encouraged. Entrants should arrive during the time frame specified on their Ticket Voucher!

  • 6 to 7 pm., Max 250 cars with voucher
  • 7 to 8 pm., Max 200 cars with voucher
  • 8 to 8:30 pm, Max 150 cars with voucher (entrance gate discretion, late skiers/hikers must start by 8:45 pm)

After skiing/hiking/snowshoeing...

  • Warm yourself by the bonfire
  • Bring your own food and grill outside
  • Enjoy treats through Trecker Lodge window; donations appreciated

Sponsored by WI DNR and Friends of Lapham Peak - all donations will benefit projects here at Lapham Peak!


Candlelight FAQ

  1. Are dogs allowed?
    • Yes.  If you choose to bring a pet, it MUST be on a leash AT ALL TIMES.  Leash can be no longer than 8’.
  2. What is the trail length?
    • Approximately 1.8 miles but there are 2 places where you can “cut-through” to shorten your distance if desired.
  3. Are there refreshments?
    • Yes, at Trecker Lodge we are planning Hot Beverages; donation's appreciated
  4. Is there a fire/bonfire?
    • Yes, and a grill is available.
  5. What are the vouchers for?
    • To enter into the event at a specified time listed on the voucher
  6. Are vouchers required per person or by vehicle?
    • Per vehicle
  7. Is there a cost to the vouchers?
    • No
  8. How can I volunteer at the event?
  9. Can you park outside the park?
    • Any parking outside the park will result in parking tickets and possible towing at owner’s expense.
  10. Is there an admission cost?
    • $5 for the night (special event rate) or have a 2022 State Park Sticker
  11. How do I know how many vouchers are left?
  12. Can I pull my child in a sled
    • Yes, as long as the trail is snow-covered (call close to the event for information)
  13. Is this is a kid friendly event?
    • Yes, but if it's really cold outside, use your own judgement
  14. Is this hike wheelchair/stroller accessible?
    • Yes, Depends upon conditions that day.  If it is actively snowing, it would be difficult to keep the paved path plowed to a clear state throughout the event.  BUT, staff work extremely hard to make sure the paved surface is clear and salted/sanded if conditions are such that it could be viewed as hazardous (you may call closer to check conditions)
  15. Can we ski the candlelight hike?
    • If there is enough snow, yes
  16. If we can ski the hike (on the candle lit trail), will I need a trail pass for the event?
    • No, not on the candle lit trail.  If you ski on the man-made snow (where we will not have candles) then a trail pass is needed as usual
  17. Can we snowshoe the hike?
    • If there is snow, yes, you’re choice to wear snowshoes or boots or skis (on the candle lit trail);  do not snowshoe on the manmade ski trails!
  18. If we can ski or snowshoe, will there be rentals available?
    • Rentals are at the white building on the road to Evergreen; Rentals close at 8 pm. Their phone number is: 262-261-3800



Jan 29 2022


Details for the Day, Coming Soon
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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