Lee-Kay Family Educational County Forest

Lee-Kay-signN8072 410th St.
Spring Valley, WI 54767
approximately 3 miles west of Spring Valley
on State Highway 29

  • Open to visitors from sunrise to sunset
  • No fees are required to enjoy this property
  • Experience a .6 mile long self guided hiking trail loop that has over 15 individual tree identification and interpretation markers
  • The most abundant trees are oak, maple and basswood
  • The trail can be utilized in the winter for cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Parking lot will accommodate buses

Lee Kay -trailBackground

The establishment of this property was made possible through a generous donation by John and Mary Heilser of Fond du Lac, WI. The forest has been in Mary Heilser's family (Lee & Kay) for over 100 years. Heilser's family utilized the forest for providing fuel wood, fence posts, lumber and maple syrup. Forestry stewardship was a priority in the family as the forest has been under professional management for over 50 years. Pierce County will continue the forestry stewardship practices as well as provide a forestry educational opportunity.

Lee Kay_3 markersFacilities

  • 40 acre forest
  • Spacious parking lot for cars and buses
  • .6 mile interpretive hiking trail (map)
  • Tree identification markers