LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Everyone

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Education - Everyone

Education - Kids

Education - Educators

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.



 

Get Outdoors!Nature Programs and Events Calendar

See all events
 to     
Activities










































  

Locations
State Parks
















































Non-Profit Operated Parks





Northern State Forests







Southern State Forests








State Operated Trails














County Operated Trails

























State Recreational Areas








National Scenic Trails


Ice Age NSR Units





Wildlife Areas











  

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nature Center Open

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activity: Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

White Cedar Nature Center offers a variety of on-your-own year-round programs.


Close

Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

Find more about Weather in Fish Creek, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Discovery Bird Hike

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Master Naturalists will lead a bird hike on the Black River Trail. Meet at the trail parking lot; wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides if available. This 2-mile hike is best for ages 8 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Please no dogs on this hike. All vehicles will need a state park admission sticker.


Close

Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Find more about Weather in Sheboygan, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Adopt a Highway

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join us to clean up the highway in front of the park. All equipment is provided. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. A great way to earn service hours, get fresh air and exercise while helping the park! Meet at the Visitor Center. 5:30-7 p.m.


Close

Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.

Find more about Weather in Kansasville, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Forest Ramblers

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Join us for an invigorating 3.1-mile morning walk along the Butler Lake Trail. Meet at the Butler Lake trailhead (off Butler Lake Road east of Division Road near Dundee). Get Directions - Butler Lake Trail.


Close

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.

Find more about Weather in Campbellsport, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Slither by Snake Nature Storytime

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

With a fast flicking tongue and no legs, a snake quickly slithers by. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of snakes. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67, a half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.


Close

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.

Find more about Weather in Campbellsport, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Friday, May 6, 2016

Horicon Marsh Bird Festival

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Festivals, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Marsh-wide event. Guided birding, hikes, bus and boat tours, kid's activities, bird banding demos, and special exhibits. Runs through May 9. For more information, visit: www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com.


Close

Horicon Marsh Education Center information

Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management.

Find more about Weather in Horicon, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Friday, May 6, 2016

Slither by Snake Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

With a fast flicking tongue and no legs, a snake quickly slithers by. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of snakes. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67, a half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.


Close

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.

Find more about Weather in Campbellsport, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Horicon Marsh Bird Festival

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Festivals, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Marsh-wide event. Guided birding, hikes, bus and boat tours, kid's activities, bird banding demos, and special exhibits. Runs through May 6-9. For more information, visit: www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com.


Close

Horicon Marsh Education Center information

Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management.

Find more about Weather in Horicon, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Morning Bird Walk

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Migrant songbirds are returning to northern Wisconsin and Interstate Park. Many species of birds will remain here while others are passing through on their way further north. Don't miss the opportunity to view and listen to these messengers of spring! Join Joe Hudick for a 2-hour morning bird walk on the Silverbrook Trail. Meet at the Pines Group Camp, and bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them.


Close

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

Find more about Weather in St. Croix Falls, WI
Click for weather forecast

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Run
Location: Peninsula SP

The entire Door County Half Marathon and 5K are run on closed road courses through Peninsula State Park. The races begin and end just a few strides from Nicolet Bay Beach, where the runners' concourse is located. For more information or to register online, see the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K website [exit DNR].


Close

Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

Find more about Weather in Fish Creek, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Family Nature Hike: Bird Walk.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Hike, Nature study
Location: Havenwoods SF

Warblers, kingbirds, herons, and woodcocks are returning to Havenwoods. We'll head out with binoculars and welcome them back. Wear boots or shoes that can get wet or muddy.


Close

Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.

Find more about Weather in Milwaukee, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Celebrate Earth Day by helping nature and the park by planting trees or cleaning up the park grounds. Dress to be working outside. Co-sponsored by Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and the Bong Naturalist Association. Projects may change if it's raining. Please pre-register by calling 262-878-5601. Meet at the Visitor Center but be prepared to drive. 9-11 a.m.


Close

Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.

Find more about Weather in Kansasville, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Roche-A-Cri SP

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, clean up flower beds and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work boots, long pants and gloves. Please bring your own rakes, shovels and gloves if available.


Close

Roche-A-Cri SP information

Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.

Find more about Weather in Friendship, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 1767 State Highway 13, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Hike Back in Time

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join retired Park Naturalist Ken Lange on a geologic exploration of Devil's Lake. See rocks transported by glaciers, potholes, Devil's Doorway, a 200-year old cedar quartzite glade, and a pygmy forest. This hike is approximately 3.5 miles, with some steep sections. Please wear proper footwear and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot.


Close

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.

Find more about Weather in Baraboo, WI
Click for weather forecast

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Work day
Location: Havenwoods SF

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your favorite Wisconsin state park property? Join Friends of Havenwoods, staff, and other volunteers to plant trees, repair trails, and pull invasives. After work, stick around for a guided nature hike. Call 414.527.0232 to join us and reserve your appreciation gift.


Close

Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.

Find more about Weather in Milwaukee, WI
Click for weather forecast

Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wood Carving Demonstrations

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join the Capitol Area Carvers of Wisconsin for a day of wood carving! They will be at the Nature Center ready to answer your questions about wood carving, show you some techniques and give short demonstrations on different styles and types of carving. Feel free to drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Activities will be happening at the Nature Center.


Close

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.

Find more about Weather in Baraboo, WI
Click for weather forecast

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

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Wednesday, April 13, 2016