Lapham Peak Tower
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Friends Mission

Lapham Peak Friends is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Southern
Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit in a variety of ways. Some of the activities
include sponsoring or promoting special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering
additional services to park visitors.

LPF formed in 1989 as a nonprofit organization. The first project was to raise funds and enlist
volunteers dedicated to lighting the 2.5 mile ski trail. Here are a few other projects LPF has

  • Developed Disabled Accessible Trail
  • Funded Trecker Lodge – fireplace, furniture, rubber flooring, trail lights down to the shelter and windmill
  • Built kiosks around the park
  • Some snow grooming equipment
  • Fundraising for snow making project which includes electrical power, underground piping, hoses with quick connects, high-efficiency snow guns, and a high pressure pump to deliver the water
  • Funding for Lupo Pond (water supply for snow making)
  • Volunteering at Hausmann Nature Center on weekends June-October
  • Plants and shed for Butterfly Garden
  • Kids Korner interactive displays at Hausmann Nature Center
  • Displays in Hausmann Nature Center, in the Butterfly Garden and around the park
  • picnic shelter at Evergreen area and in fall 2015 at Homestead Hollow area


  • Lapham Loppet ski race – Jan.
  • Candlelight Ski/Hikes- Jan./Feb.
  • Weekly Nordic Ski Series – Jan.-Feb.
  • Colorama – Oct.
  • Annual Meeting – Nov.
  • Member Outings:
    • Work Days in spring and fall
    • Adopt-A-Trail Clean-up on Glacial Drumlin Trail
    • Bluebird Trail Monitoring
    • Butterfly Garden Assistance
    • Prairie Restoration
    • Garlic Mustard Pulls
    • Spring Bird Hikes
    • Snow making Committee