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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, May 28, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Animal Olympics

1212 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Kids can run faster, jump farther and see better than animals...or can they? A fun activity for all ages! Come to the Camp Interstate Shelter.

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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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pet-A-Pelt

1212 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Did you know that deer hair is hollow? What makes the fur of a beaver or otter different? Get answers to these questions and more as you feel the differences in various animal pelts. Keep a Look-out for the Get Outdoor flag near the South Campground restroom and come over to learn more about Wisconsin wildlife!

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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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pet-A-Pelt

1212 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Did you know that deer hair is hollow? What makes the fur of a beaver or otter different? Get answers to these questions and more as you feel the differences in various animal pelts. Keep a Look-out for the Get Outdoor flag near the North Campground restroom and come over to learn more about Wisconsin wildlife!

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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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Raptors by Family

1212 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Merrick SP

All birds of prey have certain characteristics in common, but each group (falcons, owls, hawks and eagles) have adaptations that make them unique. Students will explore these unique adaptations through games and by meeting three live raptors. This program is presented by The Audubon Center of the North Woods. Please, no pets. Vehicle admission sticker is required and can be purchased at the contact station. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Universe in the Park

1212 days old

Time: 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) 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 UitP session 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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Eco-Scavenger Hunt

1211 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Food, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Drop in with the whole family any time before 9:45 a.m. to hunt for nature's hidden surprises. Meet at the Amphitheater.

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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

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Billion Years on the Pothole Trail

1211 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Take a relaxing hike back in time with the naturalist to view the geological wonders created over the last billion years. Meet at the Pothole Trail sign.

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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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Think You Know Peninsula?

1211 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, History
Location: Peninsula SP

Join the park naturalist for a trip back in time, discovering Peninsula place names and nearly forgotten stories about park people. What does the Chicago Lyric Opera, Ferris Bueler's Day Off and the Maximilian Diamond have to do with our grand old park? Come find out. Designed for adults. 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.


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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Walk on the Wildside

1211 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where we'll spy on the secret life of animals. Use binoculars to take an up close look at bugs. Use a magnifying lens to check out a mushroom. Learn some tips to explore nature with your family in your own backyard or on your travels. Meet 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

Monday, May 29, 2017

General Store Museum Tours

1211 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: High Cliff SP

Meet Cindy Mueller, a fourth generation descendant of a High Cliff family and kiln worker, and park volunteers inside the General Store and post office. Learn about the history of High Cliff Village and how "the Ledge" played an important part in the lime kilns.

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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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Buzz Bird

1211 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Partake in a birding extravaganza - featuring a hands-on identification game with fun facts and requiring fast fingers. Ice Age Center.

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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

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: Sunday, August 09, 2020