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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Forest Ramblers

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

Enjoy an easy morning walk along the 2-mile Tamarack Nature Trail around Mauthe Lake. Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Get Directions - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area.


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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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Learn to Kayak

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Designed with fun in mind, this program is a great way to introduce you to kayaking! We'll teach you some basic strokes, how to get in and out of the kayak safely, and what to do if you capsize. We'll also use our new skills paddling part of the lake. Be prepared to get wet! Bring your own kayak or rent one from the Chateau. The rental fee is $25 for a single kayak. We will only allow single kayaks in this program and it's limited to 10 participants. This program is best for adults and kids ages 8 and older. Meet at the Chateau (North Shore Concessions). To register, please contact the Nature Center at 608-356-8301 ext. 140.


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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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Nature Magnified

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Beneath our feet and just out of sight, a hidden world waits to be explored. We will use magnifying lenses and some high-tech gear to investigate this fascinating, miniature world. Meet at the Nature Center.


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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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ready, Set Go Play! - Nature Play Station

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Take a nature break and bring your kids to play! We'll have lots of fun, hands-on activities that you can play in. Activities will be happening outside the Nature Center.


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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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fish Tales Nature Storytime

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

Swim on over for some fun-filled fish activities. We'll even share a fish tale or two. 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.


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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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dune and Swale Hike

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Point Beach SF

Come join us on this fun hike to learn more about the dunes and swales of Point Beach State Forest. Meet at the nature center.


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Point Beach SF information

Point Beach State Forest features 3,000 acres of land and six miles of sandy beach along the shores of Lake Michigan. Point Beach offers family campsites, two large group cabins and an outdoor group camp. A popular feature within the property is the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853.

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Mailing Address: 9400 County Highway O, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Kayak Tour

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Take a guided kayak tour and find a new way to explore Devil's Lake! As we paddle, we'll look for all sorts of wildlife (birds, fish and mammals) and check out some of the geology and history too. There is a limited amount of space, so we ask you to preregister and prepay prior to the event. If you need to rent a kayak, please let us know when you register. The rental fee is $25 for a single kayak and $45 for a double. The kayak tours will start from the Chateau (North Shore). To register, please contact the Nature Center at 608-356-8301 ext. 140.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fish Tales Nature Storytime

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

Swim on over for some fun-filled fish activities. We'll even share a fish tale or two. 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.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Exploration Station - Outdoor Challenge

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Geocache, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Get outside and try your hand at some outdoor skills by competing at this fun and family-friendly Outdoor Challenge. We'll test your wildlife identification skills. See how well you can start a fire. Try your orienteering skills on our geocaching adventure course and much more! These activities will happen outside the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Ready, Set Go Play! - Nature Play Station

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Take a nature break and bring your kids to play! We'll have lots of fun, hands-on activities that you can play in. Activities will be happening outside the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Recipe for a Pothole

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Interstate SP

Visit with the naturalist at the river overlook on the Pothole Trail to learn about the makings of Interstate Park's natural wonders.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Step into the Night Hike

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

As the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, the day animals retire and a new group of animals awakens. Bring your bug spray and sense of adventure as we explore the darkness for nocturnal mammals. This night hike is best for families/groups with children at least 5 years old. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee). Get Directions - Long Lake Recreation Area.


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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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lawn Chair Bat Watch

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Night event, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

It's a great time to bring a comfy lawn chair and watch the bats! We'll park our chairs by the bat condo and watch the bats emerge from the houses. We'll have fun bat information and a bat scavenger hunt for the kids to do while the wait to the bats to emerge. Meet at the bat condo (near the north shore boat launch).


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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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Free Fun Weekend

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Activities: Free Fun Weekend, Outdoor activity
Location: Statewide

Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin: no state park admission stickers or trail passes are required June 4-5, 2016. It is also Free Fishing Weekend when people may fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps. Non-resident all-terrain vehicle operators do not need a non-resident trail pass to ride state ATV trails this weekend.


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Statewide information

All DNR park, forest, trail and recreation area properties.

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Mailing Address: 101 S. Webster St, PO Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Resident Birds

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your binoculars to hike and discover which birds nest at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.


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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.

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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Discovery Day

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Astronomy, Birding, Children's program, Festivals, Fishing, Free Fun Weekend, Geocache, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Meet at the Beach Parking Area for tons of great activities! At 7:30 a.m. we'll be taking a bird hike, plan to bring binoculars if you have them. The overall event runs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. rain or shine. Bring a t-shirt to do some t-shirt printing. Bring a GPS unit if you have one to do some geocaching with the family. Try fishing with the Sportsman's Club on the fishing pier or take a hike with the local Ice Age Trail group as it is also National Trails Day. Plan to meet Smokey Bear, try archery with the wardens and meet the rangers and the Naturalist! Northern Cross Science Foundation will be sharing their solar telescopes in the parking lot! This is also free fishing and free parking weekend in the Wisconsin State Park System!


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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.

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Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

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