Kettle Moraine State Forest- Lapham Peak Unit topographic map
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Name: Kettle Moraine State Forest- Lapham Peak Unit topographic map, elevation, terrain.
Average elevation: 1,007 ft
Minimum elevation: 886 ft
Maximum elevation: 1,230 ft
The park takes its name from a hill found within its borders. Lapham Peak has an elevation of 1,233 feet (376 m) above sea level, and is the highest point in Waukesha County. At the top of Lapham Peak is a wooden observation tower that is 45 feet (14 m) high and offers a dynamic view of southeastern Wisconsin and the northern edge of Illinois. The Waukesha County Historical Society named the peak in memory of Increase A. Lapham to honor his efforts in scientific study and his founding of the United States Weather Bureau.