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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fur Trader Encampment at Perrot State Park

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Cooking, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Perrot SP

Look for the fur traders' tents near the nature center. Visit with our traders and learn about their lifestyle.

Special events in our encampment:

  • Old Time Cookin' - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Learn what open fire cooking is all about. Stop by and watch our wonderful cook do her magic.
  • Beadwork - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Join us to work with trade beads and make something to take home.


Perrot SP information

Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views from 500-foot bluffs. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.

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Mailing Address: W26247 Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, Wisconsin 54661

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Secrets of Eagle Peak

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Discover many secrets of the Peak and enjoy a beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley. See the nest of our resident pair of bald eagles and perhaps glimpse the eaglets. Meet at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp.


Interstate SP information

Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals and information

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Mailing Address: State Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Exploration Station - Rocks

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology
Location: Devil's Lake SP

You will "dig" this Exploration Station as you delve into rocks! These activities will happen outside the Nature Center.


Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nature Printing Drop In at the Beach

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Let your artistic energies flow! Using objects from nature print lovely designs on cloth or note cards. Bring a T-shirt or bandanna or purchase one that day. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some creative nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect).


Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Last revised: Friday, May 22, 2015