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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, May 05, 2018 to Saturday, May 05, 2018

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

793 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Havenwoods SF

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your favorite Wisconsin state park property? Join Friends of Havenwoods, staff, and other volunteers to plant trees, repair trails, and pull invasives. After work, stick around for a guided nature hike. Call 414.527.0232 to join us and reserve your appreciation gift. 9 a.m. - 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, May 5, 2018

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

793 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

Volunteers are needed to work on pruning trees and other park improvement projects. Volunteers will initially meet at the Amnicon Falls Contact Station and should wear work boots, long pants and gloves. Please bring your own shovels and gloves if available. The Friends will be providing lunch for volunteers.

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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, May 5, 2018

Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K

793 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Run
Location: Peninsula SP

The entire Door County Half Marathon and 5K are run on closed road courses through Peninsula State Park. The races begin and end just a few strides from Nicolet Bay Beach, where the runners' concourse is located. For more information or to register online, see the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K website [exit DNR].

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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, May 5, 2018

Effigy Mounds Workday

793 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

The effigy mounds at the park need a little TLC. Volunteers will help trim vegetation, cut out woody species, and help to better mark the mounds' outlines. 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 North Shore Visitor 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, May 5, 2018

4R Educational Series: Reduce

793 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Lakeshore SP

Learn methods and tips to reduce your impact on our environment. Each week has a different topic, focusing on the '3Rs', plus an additional 'Rot' week focused on composting. 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, May 5, 2018

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

793 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Archeology, Culture Study, Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Effigy mounds (earthen mounds in the recognizable shape of animals) were constructed throughout what is today the southern half of Wisconsin during a relatively short window of time between approximately AD 700 and AD 1000. Because these enigmatic earthworks are so visible they have been the focus of speculation as well as amateur and professional archaeological investigation for over 150 years. Unfortunately, early misconceptions of what the mounds are, what is inside the mounds and who made them have continued to carry forward into the present making it difficult for most people to sort out the facts from the fiction. This talk will address those misconceptions head-on with archaeological evidence and anthropological research in hopes of lying to rest old ideas that are no longer supportable. After the presentation, participants are welcome to walk the north shore on a guided tour of the mounds. Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter.


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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, May 5, 2018

Microbiology with the Naturalist

793 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Gather water samples and see what lives on the microscopic level at Ottawa's beach. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area (S59 W36630 County Rd ZZ).


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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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Animal Pelt Identification

792 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Try your hand at identifying the hides of animals found in Wisconsin at the main building at Ottawa. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area (S59 W36630 County Rd ZZ).


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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

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