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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Night Hike

539 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join the naturalists for a guided night hike and listen to Wisconsin's nocturnal creatures. Bug spray highly 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 28, 2018

Flashlight Hike

539 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Take a hike around the Lake 'O the Dalles in a search for nocturnal animals (actual photos will be hidden along the trail). Bring a flashlight and meet at the Beach House by Lake 'O the Dalles.


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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 28, 2018

Summer Candlelight Hike in the Park

539 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Candlelight events, Festivals, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Everyone is invited to attend our annual summer candlelight evening at Kohler-Andrae State Park! Enjoy a self-guided hike along a marked trail illuminated by tiki torches with family and friends. The trail runs along the shoreline and on the cordwalk through the dunes. Park at Sanderling Nature Center Lot P3 or North Beach Lot P2. No pets or strollers allowed on the hike. Snacks and refreshments will be available at the 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 28, 2018

Universe in the Park

539 days old

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

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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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Wings Over Weborg

538 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Nature study, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet at Weborg Shelter Building. Park at Weborg day-use lot, adjacent to campground. Bring binoculars if you have them (limited binoculars will be available). We'll look for waterfowl like mergansers as well as nesting songbirds.


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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 29, 2018

Morning Hike

538 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Blue Mound SP

Enjoy a guided morning hike with park naturalist Reed Cockrell. Meet at the north end of the pool parking lot by the Friends Shelter.

Morning hikes are held most Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check with the park office to confirm dates and times and to see what topic will be covered.


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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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Exploration Station - Night Sky

538 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Enjoy the night sky during the day! Drop in and learn about the constellations, make a star chart and much more! 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 29, 2018

Pike Lake French Voyagers Encampment

538 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Festivals, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Join us for an entire weekend filled with fun! Come meet Dirty Kettle and try your hand at numerous daily activities including canoe rides, tipi tours, tomahawk throwing, drum circles and much more! Meet at the Pike Lake beach area. Encampment runs July 27-29.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.


Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Meet a Tree

538 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Potawatomi SP

Join the Park Naturalist at the amphitheater for some fun filled activities that will teach you how to identify trees by touch, the different parts of trees, and the life cycle of trees. Activities include some movement but are appropriate for all ages!


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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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Wisconsin State Symbols

538 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Interstate SP

How well do you know the WI state symbols? Flip over a card to find out anything from our state dog, to our state dance. Check it out at 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 29, 2018

Dangerous Plants

538 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Learn about our state's invasive plants and native Wisconsin flora that is best left alone. 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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Night Fliers - Bats and Owls: Drop In at the Beach

538 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Unravel the many astonishing truths about the only true flying mammals - bats, and silent fliers - owls. 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 (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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Discover Loon Lake

538 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Copper Falls SP

Dive into the wonders and inhabitants of Loon Lake with the park naturalist. Program is interactive and family-friendly, ending with some hands-on explorations (bring your own lawn chair or blanket). Meet at Loon Lake's beach; program starts at 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no pets, please.


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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.


Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Drop-in Discovery Station - Nature Art

538 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

A leaf, a spider web, or even a ladybug can be an inspiration for an art project. Join us for some artistic creations - naturally! Activities will happen outside 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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

To Build A Fire

538 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Potawatomi SP

Could you start a fire with just one match? Learn how and where to gather dry materials, how to set up a fire, and start one using various methods! This will be a hands-on workshop that will involve hiking to gather materials as well as working with fire. Meet at the Nature Center.


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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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Beaver Business

538 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

What do beavers have to do with Alice in Wonderland? Learn the historical and wacky connections between beavers and people. Meet at 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

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