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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

Family Nature Hike: Spring Birds.

528 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Outdoor activity
Location: Havenwoods SF

Warblers, kingbirds, herons and woodcocks are returning to Havenwoods. We'll head out with binoculars and welcome them back. Wear boots or shoes that can get wet or muddy.

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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

Lawn Chair Bird Watching - Birds and Bagels

528 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

All you need is a comfortable lawn chair, a pair of binoculars, and a thermos of your favorite coffee for this morning bird watch. We'll "park" our lawn chair near the parking lot in Steinke Basin and watch for meadow larks, sandhill cranes, red-winged black birds, and much more as we indulge ourselves with a morning of birding. This year the Friends group will be supplying bagels for us to enjoy. 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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Big Foot Beach SP

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

Volunteers are needed to clear brush from roadways and campsites, clear sand from trails and parking lots and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if they have them. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Big Foot Beach SP information

This 271-acre park on the shore of Geneva Lake offers wooded campsites, a sand beach, 6.5 miles of hiking trails, and picnic areas. No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere in the park.


Mailing Address: 1452 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

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

Volunteer to help plant trees. Please bring work gloves and a 5-gallon bucket (if you have one). Groups larger than 10, please call ahead and let us know you are attending. Meet at Ottawa Lake Campground.


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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, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day and give back to your favorite Wisconsin state park property? Volunteers are needed to help stain/paint structures, clean up flower beds and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work boots, long pants and gloves. Please bring your own rakes, shovels and gloves if available. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Hartman Creek State Park. Please arrive 15 minutes early at the Park Office and check in with staff.


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Hartman Creek SP information

This 1,500-acre quiet and friendly natural gem is located near the beautiful spring-fed Chain O'Lakes. Camping, recreation opportunities, the Hellstad House Log Cabin, Whispering Pines day use area, and seven lakes with crystal clear waters make Hartman Creek a popular destination in central Wisconsin.


Mailing Address: N2480 Hartman Creek Rd., Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981-9727

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Roche-A-Cri SP

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5  for Roche-Cri's annual Work Play Earth Day sponsored by the Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park. Call 608-565-2789 to sign up. Bring water bottles, gloves, rakes and leaf blowers to clean up the campground and day use areas. Lunch is provided.

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Roche-A-Cri SP information

Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.


Mailing Address: 1767 State Highway 13, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Rock Island SP

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, clean up flower beds and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work boots, long pants and gloves. Please bring your own shovels and gloves if available.

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Rock Island SP information

This primitive island off the tip of the Door County Peninsula and northeast of Washington Island in Lake Michigan offers hiking trails, the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin and 2000 feet of beach. Vehicles are not allowed on the 912-acre island, making for an experience unlike any other Wisconsin state park. Stone buildings, built by a wealthy inventor and his family, house exhibits. The ferry to the island runs Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.


Mailing Address: 1924 Indian Point Road, Washington Island , Wisconsin 54246

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Big Tree Planting! Come get your hands dirty by helping plant big trees! These trees will replace ash trees removed because of emerald ash borer. After finishing at the Long Lake Recreation Area and if time allows, we will drive to the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area to plant trees there. After completing the planting, a light lunch will be provided. Bring your own gloves. To register, call (262) 626-2116 by April 19. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station (located off Division Road north of Country Road F near 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, May 5, 2018

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

528 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!

528 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

Springtime Edibles Hike

528 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Food, Free Fun Weekend, Night event
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Ever wonder which Wisconsin wild plants you can eat? Discover where, what, when and how to safely legally and ethically forage as we hike in search of tasty plants. Best for ages 12 and up. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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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, May 5, 2018

Phenology Hike

528 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

Take a hike around the park and learn what plants are flowering, and the names of the animals you see! Our regular Weekend Wellness Walk participants are free to join in to keep getting your weekly exercise in. The hike will take a single loop throughout the park, stopping at a variety of different habitats along the way. 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

Migration Mysteries Exploring Nature Program

528 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Indoor activity, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Why do animals migrate? Where do they go? How do they find their way? We will find answers to these questions and unravel some other mysteries of migration. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. 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, May 5, 2018

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

528 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Rib Mountain SP

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

Work planned at Rib Mountain includes some TLC, painting of the north and south observation decks, as well as other outside clean up projects. All supplies will be provided. Meet at the Friends Gathering Space. Join the Friends in the Gathering Space after the work is complete for a potluck and kick off to the Friends of Rib Mountain 25th Anniversary.


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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, May 5, 2018

Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K

528 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

528 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

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