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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fur Trade Encampment

624 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Presented by Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC

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.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. Happening 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 21, 2018

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

624 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Mirror Lake 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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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 21, 2018

Pond Exploration

624 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Wetlands
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Use a dip net to examine and release fascinating creatures perfectly adapted to live in water. 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 21, 2018

Amphibians of Wisconsin

624 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Children's program
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Learn to identify our amphibians by sight and by call! Meet at the Ottawa Contact Station for a short lesson on identification and then try your hand at identifying the musical calls on a short hike. Bug spray recommended!  Meet at the Ottawa Lake Contact Station (S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ).


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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 21, 2018

Dutch Oven Cooking with Sue Crisp

624 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food, Outdoor skills
Location: Lake Wissota SP

Learn how to use a Dutch Oven and enjoy some samples as well. This will be an opportunity to pick up tips and ideas for your next camping trip or backyard cookout. Meet at the park amphitheater.

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Lake Wissota SP information

This park northeast of Chippewa Falls has more than 1,000 acres of forest and open prairie on a 6,300-acre man-made lake. Lake Wissota State Park offers secluded campsites, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, picnic and playground areas, and a 285-foot swimming beach. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, and water skiing are popular summer activities on Lake Wissota.


Mailing Address: 18127 County , Highway O, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Concert in the Clouds: The Green Bay Pickers

624 days old

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

Green Bay's original, authentic good time bluegrass, country-style Americana band. Hot picking, cool singing, guaranteed! With awesome vocals and fine finger picking, Eddie Biebel and Vicky Besar front this quartet of accomplished Country and Bluegrass performers. Rib Mountain Amphitheater. Sponsored by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park. Concerts are free but a daily or annual park admission sticker required.


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Rib Mountain SP information

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. Rib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter.


Mailing Address: 4200 Park Road, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Guided Kayak Tour

624 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. To register, please contact the Nature Center at (608) 356-8301 ext. 140. Meet at the Chateau (North Shore Concessions).


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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 21, 2018

Reptiles and Amphibians

624 days old

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

Our scaled and sometimes slimy friends have unique adaptations. Learn about the 'herptiles' of Wisconsin. There will be cool turtle crafts too. Located at the Hartman Lake 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 21, 2018

Beneath Your Feet

624 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Archeology, Children's program
Location: Perrot SP

Join archaeologists Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt and Danielle Benden at the Nature Center for a journey back in time. Learn about the ancient cultures who made their home in Trempealeau and what is now Perrot State Park.

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Perrot SP information

Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views from 500-foot bluffs. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.


Mailing Address: W26247 Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, Wisconsin 54661

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park "Twelfth Night"

624 days old

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

The Summit Players are a traveling 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.

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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 21, 2018

Summer Saturday Evening Event: Sand County Songs Family Concert with Tim S. Johnson

624 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Music, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Tim Southwick Johnson is an accomplished performer on acoustic guitar, mandolin, tenor guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. His original songs run the gamut from fun story songs to romping fingerstyle instrumentals. Johnson based his latest CD, "Sand County Songs," on the Aldo Leopold book, A Sand County Almanac, on which he combines his creative musicianship with a keen appreciation of Aldo Leopold's writing and experiences. This is an outside concert so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Location: Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)


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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 21, 2018

Wonderful World of Bats

624 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife study
Location: Blue Mound SP

Join Ken and Barb Bowman while they educate and entertain with live bats. Learn how they are so fascinating and why they are so important. Meet at the Friends Shelter next to the swimming pool.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.


Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dance to the Big Bands

624 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Activity: Music
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Dance to the Big Band sounds of the Hal Edwards Orchestra in Wisconsin's celebrated "most romantic dance pavilion" - the Chateau. Join us as we relive the glory years. Cost is $10 and happens at the Chateau on the north shore.


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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 21, 2018

Universe in the Park

624 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Universe in the Park 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 public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. This program 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. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 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 21, 2018

Explore the Night Sky

624 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Presented by the Madison Astronomy Society

Join the Madison Astronomy Society to see stars and planets. They'll have telescopes ready to show you cool stuff in the summer night sky. Happening behind the Rock Elm Shelter.


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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 21, 2018

Universe in the Park

624 days old

Time: 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

It's time once again for a family favorite! Universe in the Park is an extremely popular outreach program presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Astronomy. Watch a captivating slide show about astronomy and take advantage of the opportunity to view the night sky through powerful telescopes and binoculars. 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

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