Lapham Peak Tower
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Welcome to the Friends of Lapham Peak

Lapham Peak Park Sign

The Friends of Lapham Peak was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit in a variety of ways.   Some of the activities include sponsoring or promoting special events, fundraising for special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering additional services to park visitors.  Click here for a map of the park.  The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit).

The main attraction of the park is the 45 foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County.  The park’s glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing on the lighted trails. To find out more information on hiking and skiing click on Trail/Hike/ Run Bike and Skiing. The park also features SummerStage, an outdoor stage situated in a natural amphitheater off the lighted ski trail about 300 yards from the Evergreen Parking lot. For more information, please go to

Park hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

2016 vehicle passes are available starting December 1st.

2016 Sticker fees Annual Reduced rate*
Daily One-hour**
Vehicle with WI license plates $28 $15.50 $8 $5
Vehicle with WI plates, resident age 65 and older $13 N/A $3 N/A
Vehicle with out-of-state plates $38 $20.50 $11 $5
Bus, Wisconsin license $11
Bus, out-of-state $15
*Reduced rate annual stickers are for additional vehicles registered to the same household address.
**One-hour stickers are not available at all properties.
State trail pass fees Annual Daily
Wisconsin resident or non-resident $25 $5

Important Links

Nature Center

June 1st to Oct 31st
Hours 1PM to 4:30PM

Hausmann Nature Center

More Information 

Winter Rentals

Wheel and Sprocket of Delafield will provide rentals for striding and skate skis and shoeshoes at the Ski Hut building located on the road to Evergreen Parking Lot. Hours are Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 4 pm to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 9 pm Sun. 9 am to 5 pm. Rentals are also available at the store. 262-646-6300 Bicycle Doctor in Dousman also rents equipment. 262-695-4144