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Monday, June 19, 2017

Volunteer Vacation

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Volunteer Vacation, June 19-23, 2017

Join the Friends of Devil's Lake for a Volunteer Vacation at Devil's Lake State Park! Devil's Lake is the most-visited state park in Wisconsin with over 3 million visitors each year. That high use requires additional care of the trails, ecosystems, and facilities. You can help! The Friends of Devil's Lake will host a volunteer work week Monday-Friday June 19-23, 2017. This opportunity is open to Friends of Devil's Lake members and non-members adults who are 18 or older. There is a maximum volunteer work group size of 12 people. Cost: $50 for Friends of Devil's Lake members, $70 for non-members (ask about friends group membership opportunity).

The park and Friends Group provide:

  • Tent Camping space, water and shower facilities
  • Tools, safety glasses, work gloves
  • All meals and snacks (dietary needs accommodated)

Volunteers provide:

  • Personal camping tent
  • Personal sleeping bag and pad
  • Personal mess kit (travel mug, plate, fork, spoon) and reusable lunch bag
  • Personal toiletries and towel/washcloth
  • A week's worth of work clothing
  • Sturdy work/hiking boots
  • Casual active wear for free time and park exploration
  • Beach towel, swimsuit, sandals


  • Trail work: tread repair, erosion control, brushing, signing and post painting.
  • Picnic area maintenance/rehab: placement/repair of grills, replacement of playground impact surface (from wood chips to rubber), picnic table repair.
  • Inclement weather projects: painting of building interiors, painting of picnic tables and benches, and putting in new signs in the use areas.

More information or registration:
Work projects will be led by Friends of Devil's Lake volunteers and park staff. Email Dave Barger if you are interested in volunteering.


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, July 6, 2017

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.


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

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Last revised: Monday, February 27, 2017