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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, July 02, 2017 to Sunday, July 02, 2017

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wings of Colorful Scales Drop In at the Beach

1130 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

Fun with Feathers

1130 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

1130 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

1130 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, July 2, 2017

Drop in at the Beach: Nature Art

1130 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Stop by the Ottawa Lake Beach any time to make some nature inspired arts and crafts to take home! 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

Beach House Nature Center is Open!

1130 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Park: "The Comedy of Errors"

1130 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: High Cliff 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. 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

Color Crazy

1130 days old

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

Come by the naturalist table and discover how animals use their shapes, patterns, and colors to disguise themselves in the wild! Pick up a nature journal and go crazy coloring crafts. Meet at Hartman Lake Beach.

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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

How Birds Make a Living

1130 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Birding, Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Interstate SP

Birds have developed amazing adaptations to survive. This hands-on presentation will leave you with a great admiration of our feathered friends! Meet at the North Campground shelter overhang.

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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

Concert in the Park

1130 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Music, Outdoor activity
Location: Buckhorn SP

The Friends of Buckhorn State Park are sponsoring a concert at the amphitheater from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gideon's Radio Band will be performing a mix of Motown, blues, classic rock, country and funny stuff. Concert is free, park admission sticker 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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Music in the Park: The Steens

1130 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Music, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Performed by The Steens, acoustic strings and harmonious vocals wind through a diverse songbook that celebrates contemporary, classic, folk, original and children's music. Be prepared to sing along. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the park amphitheater.

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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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Universe in the Park

1130 days old

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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Gettysburg Address and Flag Raising - Plus Smokey Bear!

1129 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, History
Location: Peninsula SP

Help us raise the stars and stripes, then enjoy a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by Charles Dickson. Smokey Bear will make an appearance around 10:30, sharing special prizes for those who can recite his fire-fighting message, "Only YOU can prevent Wild Fires!" Peninsula's annual egg toss and stars and stripes banner painting (weather permitting/outdoor art project), too.

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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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Walk on the Wildside

1129 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where we'll spend some time having fun exploring nature! Meet at 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

Monday, July 3, 2017

General Store Museum Tours

1129 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

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