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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

841 days old

CANCELED

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: High Cliff SP

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

We need help with the spring park cleanup which includes picking up trash, raking leaves around buildings and picking up branches. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves. Stop in at the Pavilion Shelter anytime between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up garbage bags for litter pickup and/or rakes for raking. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will be providing a noontime lunch. Groups of 6 or more are asked to pre-register.


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High Cliff SP information

High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.


Mailing Address: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

841 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 28.

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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.


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

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

841 days old

CANCELED

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Potawatomi SP

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

Join the Friends of Potawatomi State Park in prepping the park for spring! Volunteers are needed to help with seasonal clean-up of the campground, trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. Activities will include litter pick up, removing downed sticks and branches, blowing and raking leaves, spreading woodchips, and other maintenance activities. Water and snacks will be provided by the Friends of Potawatomi State Park. Volunteers should wear long pants, sturdy footwear, and gloves.


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Saturday, April 21, 2018

GO! Discover: Animal Camouflage.

841 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Havenwoods SF

Colors, shapes, stripes, spots, and behaviors can conceal or reveal. Investigate camouflage indoors before going outdoors on a self-guided Hidden Animals Scavenger Hunt.

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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, April 21, 2018

Effigy Mounds Workday - Rescheduled

841 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

This event has been rescheduled due to unseasonable weather conditions. The new date Saturday, May 5.


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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, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

841 days old

CANCELED

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: MacKenzie Center

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

Celebrate earth day at the MacKenzie Center this year. Come volunteer with us to help remove invasive species, clear brush, pick up garbage and participate in other earth-friendly activities. Families, individuals, scout groups, 4-H groups, businesses and other organizations are all welcome to attend. Meet in the Badger Den parking lot.


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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, April 21, 2018

Facts and Fictions: Effigy Mound Builders and their Cemeteries in Wisconsin - Rescheduled

841 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Archeology, Culture Study, Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

This event has been rescheduled due to unseasonable weather conditions. The new date Saturday, May 5.


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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, April 21, 2018

Nature Walk

841 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join Wildlife Educator, Dianne Robinson, for a moderate hike around the Forest Headquarters. Perfect for families. Meet at the Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 State Hwy 59, Eagle.


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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, April 21, 2018

Read and Explore

841 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Indoor activity, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Drop in to read a book about the signs of spring with a caring adult. Afterwards, head outside to search for spring's return. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills! Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions.

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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, April 21, 2018

Earth Day Craft and Education Fair

841 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Indoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Learn about ways to reduce your impact on the planet. Make and take crafts include Beeswax Wraps (a plastic wrap alternative), Nature Journals, Handmade paper, and Insect Motels. A $1 donation per craft is suggested. Meet at the Forest Headquarters,S91 W39091 State Hwy 59, Eagle.


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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, April 21, 2018

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

841 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Interstate SP

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2018 by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas!

Volunteers are needed to help clear trees and branches from picnic and trail areas, stain and repair picnic tables, and remove invasive species. Please wear long pants, boots and gloves.  Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Beach House.

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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, April 21, 2018

Nature Walk

841 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join Wildlife Educator, Dianne Robinson, for a moderate hike around the Forest Headquarters. Perfect for families. Meet at the Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 State Hwy 59, Eagle.


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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, April 21, 2018

National Astronomy Day

841 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Merrick SP

Join us as we celebrate National Astronomy Day. Professor Jennifer Anderson, from Winona State University and their Astronomy Club have a fun filled evening planned of stargazing. There will telescopes for viewing of the night sky.


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Merrick SP information

Located along the lazy Mississippi River and surrounded by the hills of Wisconsin's Coulee Region, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home to a variety of fish, birds, animals and plants. Rising and falling river levels, though controlled some by dams, are part of the natural environment.


Mailing Address: S2965 State Road 35 , P.O. Box 127 , Fountain City, Wisconsin 54629

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Candlelight Hike

841 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Candlelight events, Festivals, Food, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Hike a 1.1-mile trail that is illuminated by LED solar lights at your own pace. Naturalists will be in the building with free Earth Day crafts for kids. There will be hot beverages and snacks for sale benefiting the Kettle Moraine Natural History Association (Friends Group). Meet at the McMiller Ski Trails, Hwy NN, south of Eagle.


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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, April 21, 2018

Frog Safari

841 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Hike
Location: Devil's Lake SP

If you are a frog fanatic, you will want to join us for this nocturnal trip to the park's kettle ponds. We'll listen for spring peepers, wood frogs, and chorus frogs. We'll also explore what other night sounds we can hear as we hike the Johnson Moraine Trail. Bring your flashlight as we'll be hiking right around dusk. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot.

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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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

EARTH DAY HIKE: Eagle Panorama to Eagle Terrace

840 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet at Eagle Panorama, the overlook south of the site where Eagle Tower once stood. Walk a beech-maple forest, identifying trees. Learn about forest health issues and the latest news on rebuilding Eagle Tower. Bring binoculars if you have them. Counts as a Like to Hike activity (see below). Moderate hiking, about a mile, trail may be muddy.

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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

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