Welcome to the Friends of Lapham Peak

Work*Play*Earth Day

We need volunteers for our spring workday planned for Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Meet at the Hausmann Nature Center parking lot.  This years’s theme is: Work*Play*Earth Day.  Work in the morning and enjoy the park in the afternoon.  Bring work gloves, appropriate clothing and footwear, and any of the following tools: rake, loppers, and/or shovel for trail work. A Butterfly Garden project will need 10-12 people. Rakes and hedge clippers are needed for that project. Lunch will be provided.



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. Park Map.  The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit #285), Delafield, Wisconsin, USA. We are a non profit and appreciation your donations. Check out Help the Friends page for donation options and member information.

The park, named after Increase Laphamhas a focal point of a 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 lighted trails.  An abundance of wildlife and wildflowers, and a butterfly garden are present in the park.  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 www.SummerStageofDelafield.org

Park hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
During the snow season, the 2.5 mile lighted loop is lit Monday through Saturday until 9:00 pm. The park closes at 5 pm on Sundays.
2017 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

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Recent Events

12th Annual Spring Bike Swap

On March 18th, we held our annual bike-swap meet to raise funds for the snow-making projects and efforts at Lapham Peak Park.  This years event was again a huge success.

Candlelight Hike

The January 28th Candlelight Hike at Lapham Peak was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed a beautiful evening hike across the meadows and through the woods, lit by about 250 candle-luminaries, and to everyone who volunteered to make this event possible (sponsored by the Friends of Lapham Peak)!