Rice Lake Nature Trail and Recreation Area
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
The Rice Lake Recreation Area includes a nature trail, boat launch, playground, and picnic area. The Rice Lake Nature Trail is a half-mile hike that circles around a small offshoot of Rice Lake and features numbered trail markers that correspond with a guided brochure. You can pick up a brochure at the entrance of the trail. It is a great trail to take kids on. Lots of frogs & turtles. Bring your binoculars! There’s an elevated blind for birdwatching and wildlife observation located along the trail. Be careful on the elevated blind as it is a bit rickety. If you continue down the road, you can access the Rice Lake boat launch, visit the playground, use the toilet facilities, stop for a picnic in the pavilion or have a cookout. The Rice Lake Boat Launch is the main public access point for Rice Lake. Home to 55 lakefront properties, Rice Lake covers 167 acres with 3.3 miles of shoreline and reaches a depth of 11+ feet. It is a great place to fish for panfish, northern pike, and largemouth bass. State park passes, boating licenses, and fishing licenses are required.