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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Become a Voyageur!

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Presented by Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC Paddle a 28 foot canoe! Join us for a truly a hands on experience in history and camaraderie into the fur trade era and the lives of its most colorful participants - the Voyageurs. You'll get to paddle a Voyageur canoe and learn about the Voyageur way of life. You will step into the past with Jean Paul Pauquette and Jacques Largillier as your guides. This is a FREE program sponsored by the Friends of Devil's Lake. Activities will happen at the North Shore Boat Launch.

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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 15, 2017

Furbearers of Wisconsin

1200 days old

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: New Glarus Woods SP

All furbearers are mammals, but not all mammals are furbearers. Come learn about the habits and habitats of Wisconsin's 19 furbearer species, from fishers to muskrats. Presentation by Jamie Nack, Certified Wildlife Biologist. There will be plenty of pelts, skulls and tracks to touch and explore, plus reading and art activities sponsored by the Green County Libraries. Story time and other activities, 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Speaker at 6 p.m. Bring your own picnic to eat before the speaker.

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New Glarus Woods SP information

New Glarus Woods is a 435-acre state park offering camping, hiking, picnicking and snowshoeing. The park also offers direct access to The Sugar River State Trail, a 24-mile linear trail surfaced with compressed limestone screenings, for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling and, in some areas, hunting.


Mailing Address: W5508 CTH NN , New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

1200 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Lake Kegonsa 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. Meet at the Upper Picnic Area.

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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 15, 2017

Hiking Echo Canyon

1200 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Walk into the "Ice Box" , spot the "New Old Man of the Dalles" and discover the remnants of a beach and shelter from days gone by. 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 15, 2017

Guided Kayak Tour

1200 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Go on an adventure at Devil's Lake by kayak! Guides will take you on a 2 hour tour of the lake exploring the geology and lake's wildlife. Space is limited, so you'll need to preregister. If you need to rent a kayak, please let us know when you register. The rental fee is $25 for a single kayak and $45 for a double. Meet at the Chateau (North Shore Concessions). To register, please contact the Nature Center at (608) 356-8301 ext. 140.

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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 15, 2017

Wisconsin Frogs: Sunset Serenade

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Each spring Wisconsin's frogs and toads announce their presence with a musical choir. Come to learn about these amphibians without tails and the songs they sing. Of the 12 species in Wisconsin, nine reside in Sheboygan County. Master naturalist Janet Raddatz will share her knowledge of these special creatures. This program is best for ages 10 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed. Meet at the Sanderling Nature Center.

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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 15, 2017

Storyteller with Terry Visger

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Night event, Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Merrick SP

Terry Visger is a professional storyteller, who weaves stories for all ages. With her high energy performances, Terry engages her listeners and takes them on a journey of the imagination. Join Terry around the campfire for some Wisconsin campfire tales. Please, no pets. Vehicle admission sticker is required and can be purchased at the contact station. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Merrick SP information

Located along the lazy Mississippi River and surrounded by the hills of Wisconsin's Coulee Region, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home to a variety of fish, birds, animals and plants. Rising and falling river levels, though controlled some by dams, are part of the natural environment.


Mailing Address: S2965 State Road 35 , P.O. Box 127 , Fountain City, Wisconsin 54629

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wisconsin Underwater Archeology: Shipwrecks of Door County

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: Potawatomi SP

A guest speaker from the Wisconsin Historical Society will give an exciting talk about the Maritime Preservation Program and the shipwrecks found around the Door Peninsula. Meet at the Amphitheater.

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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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Plant Powers

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Plant study
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Think plants are boring? Think again! They are secret heroes with superpowers saving the earth! Learn about photosynthesis, plant defenses, shapes, forms and more! Kids will make plants absorb and change colors using just water, and dye! Meet at the amphitheater.

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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 15, 2017

Pond Exploration

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Wetlands
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Get your hands wet as you dip into the pond and identify the fascinating creatures that live there. 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, July 15, 2017

Storytelling by Marilyn Merrill

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Buckhorn SP

Enjoy an evening at Buckhorn and come hear some wild yarns by Marilyn Merrill at the park amphitheater. This event is free, however a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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Buckhorn SP information

Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.


Mailing Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, Wisconsin 54646

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Silent Fliers: Owls

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Wisconsin is home to several species of owls from the large great horned to the tiny screech. Join the staff from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center to discover the many extraordinary adaptations owls possess to hunt in the darkness of night including large eyes, soft feathers, incredible hearing, and sharp talons. Come examine owl artifacts and meet live owls. This program is most appropriate for people more than 8 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.

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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 15, 2017

Shakespeare in the Park: "The Comedy of Errors"

1200 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Lake Kegonsa SP

The Summit Players are a traveling, seven member theatre company who present short, accessible, free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state of Wisconsin. Summit Players shows are produced with new cuttings of Shakespeare's scripts that become tight, 75-minute shows of mayhem, character switches, and hilarity. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance. Meet at the Upper Picnic Area.

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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 15, 2017

Starsplitters Astronomy Program

1200 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event
Location: Wyalusing SP

We start with an hour presentation, and when the weather is good, we end with time outside enjoying the night sky, viewing the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae through our telescopes.

The Starsplitters of Wyalusing is a nonprofit group of amateur astronomers who have partnered with schools, educators, interested citizens and benefactors to bring the fascinating science and wonders of astronomy to everyone. For more information, go to starsplitters.org [exit DNR]


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.


Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Universe in the Park

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge 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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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 15, 2017

Universe in the Park

1200 days old

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

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: Sunday, August 09, 2020