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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Deer Hunt for Food Workshop

666 days old

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hunting, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Learn to hunt ethically for your own locally sourced meat. For adults with limited or no experience.

You must participate in the four training sessions starting Oct. 4 before you can hunt with a mentor. To register, email Marty Moses.


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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

GO! Discover: Snakes

666 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Havenwoods SF

Drop in to learn about Wisconsin snakes, make your own snake to take home with you, and touch some live snakes. If it is a sunny day, be sure to save time to walk the trails and look for basking snakes! Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Root River Steelhead Facility - Open House

666 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Fish study
Location: Root River Steelhead Facility

The Root River Steelhead Facility - Open House will offer guided tours of the facility with DNR crews demonstrating fish spawning procedures, fishing rod casting lessons, knot tying, fly-tying, fly casting, Lake Michigan fishing boat on display and more. Food and beverages will be available.

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Root River Steelhead Facility information

This facility is Wisconsin's primary source of steelhead eggs and brood (parent) stock, and is the backup facility for the collection of eggs of other trout and salmon species. Each year, approximately 500,000 steelhead are stocked in Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan.


Mailing Address: 2200 Domanik Dr, , WI , Racine, Wisconsin 53404

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Tree"mendous Trees Fall Drop In

666 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Stop in to find out how the "tree"mendous trees touch almost all parts of our lives. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of 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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, October 13, 2018

MacKenzie Center Fall Festival

666 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come enjoy the beauty of fall at the MacKenzie Center. This family-friendly event, sponsored by the Friends of MacKenzie, will give you a chance to participate in many activities including archery, compass skills, geocaching, wildlife tours, fire building, hiking, a hay bale maze, gunny sack races, face painting, scarecrow making, hayrides and much more! (Rain date is Oct. 14). For more information, check out the Friends of Mackenzie Website.

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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Horicon Marsh Archeological Festival

666 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Geology
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Buckskinners encampment, atlatl throwing, fire-starting, artifacts, a drum circle, expert speakers, vendors and more! Also Sunday Oct. 14.

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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.


Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Scavenger Hunt

666 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study, Scavenger hunt
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop by the Nature Center any time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this 20-minute, family activity. Prizes for trying.

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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Nature's Trading Post

666 days old

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

Do you enjoy exploring and discovering new things about the natural world? Come check out the Nature's Trading Post! Bring an object, photograph, drawing, or journal entry to the Nature Center and learn some fun facts about it. You can even it trade it for something new! Happening 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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pet-A-Pelt

666 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to pet a fox or an otter? You can! Stop in at the Front Desk of the Ice Age Center to see and feel our many animal pelts.

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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


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Nature Photos with a Naturalist

666 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Photography
Location: Lakeshore SP

The flowers in bloom are constantly changing through the summer. Bring your camera or smartphone to take pictures of the Milwaukee skyline, Lake Michigan, and many of our native plants and animals as you walk through the park with one of our Naturalists. Learn some tips to taking close ups of insects, and which places are most often photographed in the park. Free program. All ages welcome. Meet at the North Entrance.


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Lakeshore SP information

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.


Mailing Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Leatherworking at the Oleson Cabin

666 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Take a look inside this restored pioneer cabin and learn about how leather is made. Make your very own leather craft to take home with you! Meet at the Oleson Cabin, located on Duffin Road off of County Highway H.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Poisons Hike

666 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Plant study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Poison exists everywhere, even in plants that we regularly eat! Learn which plants are edible and which are delightfully dangerous, and why! Bug spray and water bottles recommended. Meet at Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail, across the street from the Ottawa Lake Contact Station.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

666 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival! Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. This program begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center.

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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

666 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news for the whole family. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at Nicolet Beach.

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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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

666 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join astronomers from the UW-Madison Astronomy Program for an evening of exploring the Universe! There will be a short presentation and then the astronomers will have the telescope set up for some night sky viewing. Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter (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.


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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Starsplitters Astronomy Program

666 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

We start with an hour presentation, and when the weather is good, we end with time outside enjoying the night sky, viewing the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae through our telescopes.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.


Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019