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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

Night Flyers: Bats

969 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Learn all about our night flying friends in this hour long presentation and exploration station program! Learn about bats with hands-on activities, then watch a short presentation on these incredible creatures. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Amphitheater. 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

Total Eclipse of the Sun!

969 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

On August 21, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun for the first time since 1979. Learn all about eclipses and how you can be wowed by this one. John Heasley is an astronomy educator with Driftless Stargazing and a Solar System Ambassador with NASA/JPL. If skies are clear, you are invited to join Iowa County Astronomers for a tour of the summer sky. Meet at the Amphitheater.

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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

Flashlight Hike 'Round Lake O' the Dalles

969 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Bring your flashlight and shine your light on critters of the night! Meet 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

Universe in the Park

969 days old

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Yellowstone Lake 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.

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Yellowstone Lake SP information

Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. This 1,000-acre park, has a 455-acre lake, which offers visitors ample space to enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking. In winter the park is open to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


Mailing Address: 8495 Lake Road, Blanchardville, Wisconsin 53516

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Campfire Recipe Swap

968 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Night event
Location: Interstate SP

Share your favorite campfire recipe(s) while sipping on a cup of campfire coffee! We are collecting recipes to be put into a "Friends of WI Interstate Park Campfire Cookbook". Please bring your own cup. Meet behind the 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail Kayaking

968 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Canoeing/kayaking
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Come paddle the Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail in a kayak with a State Forest Naturalist! No experience or equipment is necessary, sessions will last one hour. Participants must be 10 and up. Don't forget your sunscreen! Group size is limited, so please reserve your spot at (262) 594-6220 or at the Ottawa Lake contact station. Be courteous to others by being on time. Sessions today begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Noon. 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Exploration Station - Rocks

968 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Geology
Location: Devil's Lake SP

You will "dig" this Exploration Station as you delve into rocks! These activities will happen outside 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Paracord Bracelets & Tin Foil Hats

968 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Craft a survival bracelet to keep (while supplies last), create an aluminum hat to wear in honor of World UFO Day. Learn about Peninsula's alleged 1976 UFO landing, too. 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail Kayaking

968 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activity: Canoeing/kayaking
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Come paddle the Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail in a kayak with a State Forest Naturalist! No experience or equipment is necessary, sessions will last one hour. Participants must be 10 and up. Don't forget your sunscreen! Group size is limited, so please reserve your spot at (262) 594-6220 or at the Ottawa Lake contact station. Be courteous to others by being on time. Sessions today begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Noon. 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail Kayaking

968 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activity: Canoeing/kayaking
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Come paddle the Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail in a kayak with a State Forest Naturalist! No experience or equipment is necessary, sessions will last one hour. Participants must be 10 and up. Don't forget your sunscreen! Group size is limited, so please reserve your spot at (262) 594-6220 or at the Ottawa Lake contact station. Be courteous to others by being on time. Sessions today begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and Noon. 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wings of Colorful Scales Drop In at the Beach

968 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 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: Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Get Directions - Mauthe 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

968 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: High Cliff 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! 1 p.m. workshop; 2:30 p.m. performance. Meet at the Upper Park Pavilion.

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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Survival Series; Primitive Fire Making Workshop

968 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Newport SP

Learn the skills of our ancestors. Try your hand at the many and exciting ways to start a fire! Join park naturalists along with fire investigator, teacher and campfire expert Ken Foszcz as he shares his wealth of knowledge and techniques. A "retired" fire chief, Ken has been involved in ski patrol, mountain search and rescue and is a Fire Science instructor at a technical college. This interactive workshop will include use of bow drill, flint and steel and magnifying glass to start a camp fire. Meet at the picnic shelter, parking lot 3.

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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fun with Feathers

968 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP

Come stop by anytime to learn the anatomy of bird feathers and learn why birds have different beaks. Have fun exploring with these hands on activities.

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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Drop in on Tracks

968 days old

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

Who went there? Drop in to test your tracking skills and find out what wild creatures have been moving around Devil's Lake. 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Aztalan Guided Tour

968 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

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