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 are:

  • 7:00 am – 10:00 pm during the ski season
  • Non-ski season park hour times are 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.

2015 vehicle passes are available starting December 1st.

  • WI resident  $25.00 yearly; Second car $12.50; Daily $7.00; 1 hour $5.00
  • Nonresident $35.00 yearly; Second car $17.50; Daily $10.00
  • Seniors over 65 $10

Trail Fee $20.00 WI resident and Nonresident; Daily $4.00

Important Links

Nature Center

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

Hausmann Nature Center

More Information 

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Ski Rental

Wheel & Sprocket, Delafield has classical and skate skis ($25.00) available at the shop near Evergreen parking lot. Lapham Peak hours T, W, Th 4-9 pm, Sat. 9 am -9 pm, and Sun. 9 am -5 pm. Fat tire bikes ($40.00) also available at the store in Delafield 262-646-6300. Bicycle Doctor, Dousman also rents skis, 262-965-4144. Snowshoe rentals available at Sherper's in Oconomowoc at 262-567-6847.