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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 01, 2017 to Saturday, July 01, 2017

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sandcastles

1131 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Food, Outdoor activity
Location: Harrington Beach SP

Kids! Bring your buckets, trowels, sunscreen and creative ideas to the beach! Enjoy a free ice cream cone to cool off after building your very own sandcastle. Show our Ranger on duty your masterful sandcastle creation and you will receive a coupon for your free cone at the Ansay Welcome Center! Limited to one cone per child under age 17. Park admission required. No pets on North Beach. Sponsored by the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park.

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Harrington Beach SP information

Harrington Beach State Park has more than a mile of beach along Lake Michigan. This 715-acre park also features a white cedar and hardwood swamp, old field grasslands with restored wetland ponds and a scenic limestone quarry lake. Camp, sunbathe, picnic, hike, bird watch, fish or practice astronomy. An observatory is open to the public for monthly viewings.


Mailing Address: 531 County Road D, Belgium, Wisconsin 53004

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bring your Rocks to the Park Day

1131 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology, Nature study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Do you have rocks that make you wonder - "What is this? How did it form? Where did it come from? Then you will want to bring your rocks to be identified by geologists and master naturalists Liz Victor and Jeff Kramer. Learn their stories and look at other interesting rocks. This is for the kids but all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the breezeway at the park bathhouse. Dress for the cooler lake weather. 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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

General Store Museum Tours

1131 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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drop in on Butterflies

1131 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Insect study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

What are orange, yellow, blue, black, and purple? Butterflies! Drop in to find out more about these delicate creatures of summer. Activities will happen at the North Shore Beach by the Chateau.

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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, July 1, 2017

Get Outdoors Drop-In Programs

1131 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Willow River SP

Come stop by anytime during the event time. We will have different fun nature based activities for you and your family to enjoy.

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Willow River SP information

With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drop in at the Beach: Animal Tracks of Mirror Lake

1131 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program, Wildlife study
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Drop in and learn about the many different types of animals that live in or have lived in Mirror Lake State Park. Make an animal track print and see all the different animal tracks of Mirror Lake. Meet at the beach area.

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Mirror Lake SP information

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities.


Mailing Address: E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Furs and Skulls: Peninsula Wildlife

1131 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Wildlife study
Location: Peninsula SP

The naturalist will be at the Nicolet Beach playground. Stay ten minutes or longer. See fisher, coyote and fox furs, skulls, and scat. Learn tips to keep raccoons from raiding your cooler! Collect WILD cards. Counts as a Wisconsin Explorer activity. Rain? We will meet inside the 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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wings of Colorful Scales Drop In at the Beach

1131 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Insect study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

On wings of colorful scales, butterflies flutter through the daylight while moths float through the night. You will be amazed at the lives these incredible insects lead. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee). Get Directions - Long Lake Recreation Area.

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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, July 1, 2017

Steve Keller's Traveling Snake Show

1131 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: High Cliff SP

Learn about the habitat of native Wisconsin snakes such as the fox, bull and timber rattle snakes. Participants may also have the opportunity to handle snakes in a safe, controlled environment. Located behind the General Store.

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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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drop in at the Beach: Orienteering and Scavenger Hunt

1131 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Outdoor skills, Scavenger hunt
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Stop by the Ottawa Lake Beach any time to learn how to use a compass and navigate your way through a short orienteering course set up at the beach. We also have scavenger hunts for little ones! Get Directions - Ottawa Lake, S59 W36630 County Road ZZ, Dousman, WI 53118.

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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, July 1, 2017

Falconry: An Extreme Form of Bird Watching

1131 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Lake Kegonsa SP

Come and meet Wisconsin's most visible raptor, the red-tailed hawk, and learn about the ancient art of falconry. Meet at the beach. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Lake Kegonsa SP information

Lake Kegonsa State Park offers a natural, peaceful setting beside a glacier-hewed lake. The lake offers swimming, fishing, water-skiing, sailing and motor boating. The lake covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep. Park visitors enjoy the lake's excellent fishing. Prairie, forest and marsh habitats offer a variety of camping, hiking, picnicking and skiing opportunities.


Mailing Address: 2405 Door Creek Road, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Beach House Nature Center is Open!

1131 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Festivals, Food, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Borrow a fishing rod, play with your child, create critters..... Many interesting activities will be offered at the Beach House.

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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, July 1, 2017

Pond Life

1131 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Stop by the naturalist table and discover the live-swimming insects and microscopic larvae that call the pond their home! Find out why the ponds rely on them and how they get there! Crafts, patches and wildlife cards will be present! Meet at the Allen Lake Picnic Area.

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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, July 1, 2017

Small Cave Hike

1131 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

What's dark and damp, but really cool? It's our Small Cave! Put on your comfortable shoes, bring water and a flashlight for this hike to our small, hidden cave. In order to protect our park bats from deadly White Nose Syndrome, avoid bringing any items or wearing any clothing that has been in any other cave. Meet at the Meadow Valley Trailhead.

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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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Coyote Stories for Kids

1131 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Coyote is always playing tricks on other animals and getting into trouble. Come listen to Master Naturalist Liz Victor as she tells Native American folk stories and find out what happens to this furry prankster. This program is for the kids but all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the park amphitheater. 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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will Children's Workshop

1131 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Potawatomi SP

Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Think again! Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text, and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. Shed any iambic penta-jitters, then join us for the show! 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance.

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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

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