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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, June 02, 2019 to Sunday, June 02, 2019

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Free Fun Weekend

82 days old

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Activities: Free Fun Weekend, Outdoor activity
Location: Statewide

Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin: No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required June 1-2, 2019. It is also Free Fishing Weekend when people may fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps. Non-resident all-terrain vehicle operators do not need a non-resident trail pass to ride state ATV trails this weekend.

Saturday, June 1 is also National Trails Day. Find more trail events across Wisconsin and the country on the National Trails Day website [exit DNR].


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Statewide information

All DNR park, forest, trail and recreation area properties.


Mailing Address: 101 S. Webster St, PO Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Hike It - Hoof It: Poker Ride/Hike

82 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

Bring your horses or enjoy a naturalist-led walk with five stops along each trail to draw cards - best hand wins a cash prize.  This fundraiser event is for the Governor Dodge Equestrian horse campground project. Registration is $30 with lunch and silent auction included. Resister online [exit DNR].   

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Governor Dodge SP information

Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.


Mailing Address: 4175 State Highway 23 N , Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Fishing Clinic

82 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Fishing, Free Fun Weekend, Free Fishing Weekend, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Drop in to fish with Walleye's Unlimited USA. Bring your own equipment or use theirs. Learn angling tips as you fish. Meet at Shelter #2. No licenses needed today.

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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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Family Nature Faire

82 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Festivals, Food, Free Fun Weekend, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Make and take some "Sunny Day Playthings" when you join us for art and nature booths, live animals, raffles and food. Check the BNA website for a complete list of the free or low-cost activities that are fun for the whole family. www.bongnaturalistassociation.org Free entrance today! Meet at Shelter #3.

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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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Tour de Forest

82 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Plant study, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Pick up your challenge sheet at one of the three locations and then begin your Tour de Forest. Travel from New Fane to Greenbush and several sites in between solving puzzles, acquiring clues, and making memories. Prizes awarded for those teams which complete the Tour by 4:00 p.m. and a grand prize for the team that finishes the fastest. Locations: Long Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee), Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect), and 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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Insect and Arachnid Hike

82 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Insect study, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Stute Springs Nature Trail Look for bugs, get some exercise, and enjoy our prairies! Explore our 1900's Farmstead and forest, which includes wetland, prairie, and oak savannah. Moderate hills. 2 Miles. Meet at Stute Springs Nature Trail- Co Rd Z, Palmyra, WI 53156. A valid state park sticker is required on your vehicle. You can self-register at the trailhead (bring check or cash).

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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, June 2, 2019

Watersheds

82 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Nature study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center.


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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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Shocking Fish

82 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Fishing, Free Fun Weekend, Free Fishing Weekend, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join DNR fisheries staff as they perform a fish survey on the park lake. Discover how electro-shocking gives an overview of lake quality. Meet at the Boat Ramp.

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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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Aztalan Guided Tour

82 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Culture Study, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Aztalan SP

Aztalan was a fortified town occupied by Native Americans between A.D. 1050 and 1200. It was the northern outpost of the speculator Mississippian Civilization that mysteriously vanished from the Upper Midwest after A.D. 1250. This tour will be led by archaeologist and Friends of Aztalan executive director, Robert Birmingham, co-author of Aztalan: Mysteries of An Ancient Indian Town. Sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan. Guided tours of Aztalan will be conducted every Sunday at 2 p.m. June through August. Group tours for any time can be arranged by calling Robert Birmingham at (608) 516-3421.

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Aztalan SP information

Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.


Mailing Address: N6200 Hwy Q, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Wisconsin Bat Monitoring State Wide Bat Count

82 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife study
Location: Newport SP

Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program. Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a white, powdery fungus on the muzzle of infected bats that causes die offs of multiple species of bats in infected hibernation sites. This state wide survey is an important tool to help monitor the number of bats that have been affected by WNS. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. We will meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for brief instruction. 


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.


Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

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