Kettle Moraine State Forest

Greenbush Kettle Pond

Early spring pond in the Greenbush Kettle hole at the northern portion of Kettle Moraine State Park, Wisconsin.

Kettle Moraine State Forest is a long-thin state park eastern Wisconsin.  The Northern unit spans parts of Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties and is about 30,000 acres in size.  The Southern unit of the forest is about 20,000 acres and found in Waukesha, Jefferson and Walworth Counties.  Both units contain many lakes, forests, wetlands and grasslands.  Recreational opportunities abound with camping, paddling, swimming, boating, hiking, skiing, hunting, and fishing just some of the activities possible for outdoor enthusiasts.  Because it is near Wisconsin’s most densely populated areas it a popular destination.

marsh in spring

Marsh wetland in early spring with standing water. At this time of year the weedy shores are filled with sing frogs and in the open water ducks feed. At Kettle Moraine Forest, Wisconsin.

Lobed Anemone (Hepatica acutiloba) Bunch

A bunch of Sharp Lobed Anemone (Hepatica acutiloba) in Kettle Moraine State Park, Northern Unit

Wild Leek

Wild Leeks provide a patch of green in a mostly brown, early spring forest.

Links to WDNR websites

Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit

Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit