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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Family Fun Drop-In

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Interstate SP

Drop-in activities between 1-2:30 p.m. Check at the park office upon arrival for the program location within the park.


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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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kayak Tour

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Want a new way to explore Devil's Lake? Take a guided kayak tour! As we paddle, we'll look for wildlife and check out some of the park's 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 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, September 1, 2016

The Chirping Choir Nature Storytime

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

Who are the members of this evening choir? Listen and learn about crickets and their noisy relatives. 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, September 1, 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

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Chirping Choir Nature Storytime

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

Who are the members of this evening choir? Listen and learn about crickets and their noisy relatives. 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, September 2, 2016

Tower BINGO

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History
Location: Peninsula SP

Play a fast-paced game of BINGO while learning about Peninsula's two towers. Prizes! Meet at the Nature Center.


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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.

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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Exploration Station - Outdoor Challenge

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Geocache, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
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 quickly you can start a fire. Try your orienteering skills on our geocaching adventure. And challenge you to a fish-off! 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, September 2, 2016

Family Fun Drop-In

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Interstate SP

Drop-in activities between 1-2:30 p.m. Check at the park office upon arrival for the program location within the park.


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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, September 2, 2016

The Secrets of Eagle Peak

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Outdoor activity, Walk, 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 this year's eaglets. Meet at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp.


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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, September 2, 2016

Sunset Paddleboarding!

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Join us at Pike Lake for Sunset Paddleboarding! Interested parties must sign up at the office, this is an 18+ only event. Please bring a headlamp, flashlight or clip on light for you and your paddleboard! Meeting at the Beach area, Pike Lake.


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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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Lawn Chair Bat Watch

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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

Friday, September 2, 2016

Step into the Night Hike

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 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 using all of our senses. This night hike is best for families/groups with children at least 5 years old. Location: Zillmer Trails Area (off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect). Get Directions - Zillmer Trails.


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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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Hike on the Brule Bog Boardwalk

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Locations: Brule River SF | North Country National Scenic Trail

On this weekend, we salute the labor of the dedicated volunteers who built more than 3,500 feet of boardwalk between 2005 and 2008 to bring the North Country Trail across the headwaters of the Brule and St. Croix. Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. at K D's Restaurant in downtown Solon Springs and shuttle to the trailhead. The hike leader is Jim Antonson, retired Solon Springs teacher and a member of the North Country Trail Association's (NCTA) Brule-St. Croix Chapter, sponsor of the hike. The hike will count 5 miles toward the NCTA's Hike 100 Challenge, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.


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Brule River SF information

The Brule River State Forest offers exceptional recreational opportunities, including wildlife viewing, a 16-mile stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail, eight miles of frontage on Lake Superior, the Bois Brule State Fish Hatchery and much more.

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Mailing Address: 6250 South Ranger Rd., Brule, Wisconsin 54820

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North Country National Scenic Trail information

The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier hiking and backpacking trail that travels for more than 4,000 miles through seven northern states from Lake Sakakawea State Park in North Dakota to Crown Point, New York. The North Country trail is one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the United States and is also one of 42 designated Wisconsin state trails.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Owl crafts

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Arts and Crafts
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Drop in anytime between 9:30 & 10:30am to create several different cool owl crafts using recycled materials. Fun for all ages. 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, September 3, 2016

Extreme Saturday Morning

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books. Locations: Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee).


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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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Morning Hike

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Blue Mound SP

Enjoy a guided morning hike with park naturalist Reed Cockrell. Meet at the north end of the pool parking lot by the Friends Shelter.

Morning hikes are held most Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check with the park office to confirm dates and times and to see what topic will be covered.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.

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Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

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