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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, July 28, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

French Voyageur Encampment

54 days old

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

An entire weekend filled with fun and events led by Dirty Kettle! This event runs July 26-28. Try your hand at numerous daily activities including tomahawk throwing, canoe rides, tipi tours, drum circles and more! An engaging educational experience suited for all ages. The event is free and open to the public. A vehicle admission sticker is required. 


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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 28, 2019

Morning Hike

54 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 28, 2019

Hike to the Top of Wisconsin's Tallest Sand Dune

54 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Join the park naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way hike to Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in Wisconsin. We'll talk about dunes, shipwrecks, native history, and plants as we make our way there. Meet at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center rain or shine! Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended.


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Whitefish Dunes SP information

Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on the eastern Door County Peninsula. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. The park's nature center features year-round programs, exhibits and displays on ecology, geology and human history. Whitefish Dunes is a day-use park, there is no camping.


Mailing Address: 3275 Clark Lake Road , Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Exploration Station - Bugs

54 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Insect study, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Hop, crawl or fly over to the Exploration Station to check out some bugs! Go on an insect safari and visit with the little creatures that make up much of the natural world. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. Happening 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 28, 2019

The Incredible Journey

54 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Stop by the Nature Center any time from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this 20-minute, family-friendly activity. Where will the water you drink be tomorrow? Marvel at the complexity of the water cycle while moving through it. Create nature art to take home, 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

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Mammoth Comparison

54 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: History, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Interstate SP

Symbol of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the wooly mammoth was an impressive animal. But just how big was it? Visit the Ice Age Center to compare sizes of the different mammoth species.


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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 28, 2019

Get Outdoors! Go. . . Learn Outdoor Cooking

54 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Food, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Brush up on your outdoor cooking skills or learn a new technique. The naturalists will be baking cakes, toasting pudgy pies, and whipping up some other tasty treats. You'll be surprised at how easy cooking in the outdoors can be. We'll also cover fire building/safety. 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: Long Lake Recreation Area North Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)


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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 28, 2019

Critter Corner - Snakes

54 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Slither on over to the Critter Corner to discover how great Wisconsin snakes are! Join us for hands-on activities, crafts and fun. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. Happening 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 28, 2019

Sunday Tracking Hike

54 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Hike our 1.6-mile trail through wetlands and forest at the Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail. We will look for tracks and discuss ecology while getting some exercise. Easy hills. County Rd ZZ, Dousman, WI 53118. Valid State Park sticker required.

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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 28, 2019

Explore the Naturalist Cabin

54 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Copper Falls SP

Drop in to explore Northwoods woods and wildlife! Check out pelts, tracks, monarchs and more with Park Naturalist Diane Daulton. Sign-up at the cabin or call the park office  to learn more about the Discover Loon Lake nature series or guided hikes with our naturalist. The Naturalist Cabin is located south of the main parking lot. Sorry, no pets please at the cabin.

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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 28, 2019

Aztalan Guided Tour

54 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 28, 2019

Music in the Park: Noah and Ringing Iron

54 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activity: Music
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Spend a Sunday evening at the North Shore of Devil's Lake State Park for Music in the Park. This free concert will happen on the north shore, just outside the Chateau. Sponsored by the Friends of Devil's Lake State Park.


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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 29, 2019

Crex Hunt and Fish Camp

53 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Crex Meadows

This program covers the basics of hunting and fishing and teaching children how to interact with nature using ageless skills. Participants will have the opportunity to practice shooting archery targets and set up deer stands and blinds while participating in hunting scenario activities. They will also get to learn about fishing equipment and spend the last day fishing at Memory Lake Park. We recommend bringing bug spray, close-toed shoes and a water bottle. Pre-registration is required. The class size is limited to 20 students between ages 10 to 15.


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Crex Meadows information

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a 30,000 acre property of wetlands, brush prairies, and forests scattered across a gently rolling landscape. It is located in western Burnett County. Find it from Highway 70 in Grantsburg. Directional signs will guide you through Grantsburg to the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center, which is located on County Road D.


Mailing Address: 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, 54840

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bird Bingo

53 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Nature Center. Learn facts about birds while playing bingo. Prizes.

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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 29, 2019

Projects - Naturally!

53 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join the naturalist each Monday to create some fun, hands-on projects inspired by nature. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. Happening 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

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