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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, April 27, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

305 days old

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

Buckhorn State Park will be participating in the state-wide event with support from the Friends of Buckhorn State Park. Volunteers are being sought to clear sticks and leaves from campsites and day use areas, clean accessible cabin, split and stack firewood, and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels and rakes if they have them. Individual and group efforts are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the park office for assignments. Lunch will be provided by the friends group. Park admission is free for those volunteering. Please pre-register by April 22 so lunch and refreshments can be accommodated. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please call 608-565-2789.

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Buckhorn SP information

Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.


Mailing Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, Wisconsin 54646

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

305 days old

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

Whitefish Dunes State Park will be participating in the state-wide event with support from the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. Volunteers are being sought to do various inside and outside tasks. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels and rakes if they have them. Individual and group efforts are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the Nature Center for group assignments. Noon refreshments will be provided. Park admission is free for those volunteering. Call the park to sign up for a shift and reserve lunch. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please call 920-823-2400.

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Whitefish Dunes SP information

Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on the eastern Door County Peninsula. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. The park's nature center features year-round programs, exhibits and displays on ecology, geology and human history. Whitefish Dunes is a day-use park, there is no camping.


Mailing Address: 3275 Clark Lake Road , Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

305 days old

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

Wildcat Mountain State park in partnership with the Friends of Wildcat Mountain State Park will be participating in the annual Work Play Earth Day event. Volunteers are needed for a number of projects which may include general spring clean-up, picnic table painting and repair, and assisting with several ongoing projects. Individuals, families, and groups are all welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the park Maintenance Shop for assignments and instructions. We will be having a pot luck style lunch so feel free to bring a dish to pass. For more information please call the park office at 608-337-4775.

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Wildcat Mountain SP information

On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.


Mailing Address: E13660 State Highway 33, PO , Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Rich Chronquist Central WI Outdoor Youth Day

305 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Educational Programs, Fishing, Hunting
Location: Mead Wildlife Area Center

Any Youth age 16 and under Welcome! All youth must attend with an Adult. FREE admission!!!! Registration starts at 8:00am. Lunch will be provided. Serving starts at 11:30am. Donations will be accepted. NOTE: Gun Pre-Safety is required to be able to shoot any weapons.

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Mead Wildlife Area Center information

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a 6,208 square foot education and administration facility designed as an example of sustainable and environmentally-responsible construction. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.


Mailing Address: 1 S2148 County Highway S, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

305 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Amnicon Falls SP

Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas! Join the Friends of Pattison and Amnicon Falls State Parks while we plant trees, rake gravel, clean up felled hazard trees and pick up litter. Lunch will be provided for volunteers, and we'll take time for a fun hike on the island trails and Horton Bridge.

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Amnicon Falls SP information

Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river, or-if you're sure-footed-from the rocky shore of the river. The park is a place to picnic, camp, walk in the woods, and learn about the Douglas Fault, the geological formation that created the falls.


Mailing Address: 4279 County Highway U, South Range, Wisconsin 54874

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

305 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Volunteer and help work on the trails at Devil's Lake. We'll work on blocking off "non-official" trails on East and West Bluff trails. All tools will be provided, but you may want to bring a pair of work gloves and water along too. Stay for the whole time or come when you can to help. Meet at the Nature Center. Supported by the Friends of Devil's Lake State Park. 

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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 27, 2019

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

305 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Rib Mountain SP

Volunteers are being sought to help clean-up the upper picnic area, including raking leaves, TLC for picnic tables and grills and general spring clean-up. Meet at the concession stand.

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Rib Mountain SP information

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. Rib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter.


Mailing Address: 4200 Park Road, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Outdoor Skills Expo

305 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Interstate SP

Join presenters from the National Park Service, the St. Croix River Association, ArtReach St. Croix, and more for presentations on river safety, fire safety, lightweight backpacking, knot tying, canoeing basics, compass basics, geocaching, nature photography, and even how to rig a mini zipline. Visit the Ice Age Center for event times and locations.

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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 27, 2019

Work Play Earth Day & First-ever Garlic Mustard Pull-a-thon

305 days old

CANCELLED

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Richard Bong SRA

This event has been cancelled due to a forecast for 6 to 10 inches of snow on Saturday.

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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, April 27, 2019

April Frog Hikes

305 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Hike
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Spring is here, and the frogs are calling in the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit! Come and join the Naturalist in a series of hikes around our Nature Trails, and try your hand at identifying frog calls. Meet at the Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail, County Road ZZ, Dousman.

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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 27, 2019

Candlelight Walk

305 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Hike, Walk
Location: Council Grounds SP

Join the Friends of Council Grounds for this fun, family-friendly event. Walk along a candlelit path through the park. Flashlights optional. Warming fires and light refreshments will be at the log shelter.


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Council Grounds SP information

Native American encampments once occupied the site of Council Grounds State Park. Located along the Wisconsin River and Lake Alexander, this park is a favorite for water enthusiasts. This 508-acre park also offers camping, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities.


Mailing Address: N1895 Council Grounds Dr, Merrill, Wisconsin 54452

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spring Candlelight Hike

305 days old

CANCELLED

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Festivals, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Come to Kohler-Andrae State Park for the second annual Spring Candlelight Hike. Beginning at the enclosed shelter, adjacent to Park Lot #7, this self-guided hike illuminated by tiki torches will take hikers through the south picnic area, onto part of the Woodland Dunes Trail, and then to the Marsh Trail. Listen for Spring Peeper and Wood frogs along with other sounds of spring. Then gather around the fire ring to hear songs and stories by Chris Lilek. Light refreshments will be provided at the shelter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed.


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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

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