Get Outdoors!Date range: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 to Wednesday, July 03, 2019

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Reading Treasure Hunt

684 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Read a story in the woods! This summer, go on a treasure hunt for hidden story boxes. Stop at the Nature Center to pick up the clues, then go off on your own nature adventure to explore the outdoors and read the stories. This program is self-guided and designed for kids and families.


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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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Fireworks display and family activities

684 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Flambeau River SF

Join Flambeau River State Forest staff from 3-6 p.m. for some family-friendly activities and games. Enjoy the sandy beach, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground, and picnic area. At dusk stay for a spectacular fireworks display at the Connors Picnic Area, sponsored by the Connors Lake-Lake of the Pines Lake Association. This is one of the most incredible displays put on in the area. 

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Flambeau River SF information

The forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Canoeing is the most popular activity on the forest. Different portions of the river offer varying degrees of difficulty. The North Fork is ideal for the novice, while South Fork is for the advanced paddler. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest. The forest is open to public hunting for bear, waterfowl, deer and grouse, just to name a few.


Mailing Address: W1613 County Rd. , Winter, Wisconsin 54896

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

684 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Birding
Location: Wyalusing SP

Feed your bird-neighbors with your very own take home pine cone feeder. What birds might you attract?! Drop in at the Peterson Shelter near the Concession Stand. Meet near the Peterson Shelter.

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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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pothole Trail Hike

684 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Meet at the Pothole Trail sign to take a hike with the park naturalist and learn a little about the geology of this unique trail.


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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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Fourth of July Firework Drop-In

684 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Festivals, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

While waiting for the fireworks to start, stop by our booth and participate in a drop-in program. Learn about some of the Park's animals, make some crafts, and ask any questions you may have! Park staff will have state park stickers and trail passes available for purchase at their booth. For those picnicking for the fireworks, a gentle reminder that no grilling, glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are allowed in Lakeshore State Park, and please respect the carry-in/carry-out policy for your refuse. Meet at the north entrance.


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Lakeshore SP information

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.


Mailing Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Yoga on the Trail

684 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Through this intro class, all levels will find benefit; beginners have an opportunity to absorb the new elements, and the more advanced have time to go deeper into a practice. An engaging experience for those over 10 years old. Location: Zillmer Trail Area (located off the County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Track Match

683 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Wyalusing SP

Could you make it as a fur trader? Come test your animal tracking skills and see what you might trap!


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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nature Storytime

683 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Interstate SP

Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a nature story, activity, and snack. Meet at the Ice Age Center for a special Independence Day activity!


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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Trail Tales - Spiders

683 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join the adventure and explore the life of spiders! This program is all about stories, adventure, and exploration! This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Native Games

683 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Nature study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail on your way to the beach to learn more about some of the games that native people would have historically played. We will have Lacrosse sticks and Double-Ball sticks along with several other games to try!


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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Swimming with Turtles

683 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Buckhorn SP

Drop in at the beach to learn about turtles, see what you may find, play games and make crafts.

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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Red, White, and Blue: Bird Scavenger Hunt

683 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Scavenger hunt
Location: Interstate SP

Take a self-guided hike down the Skyline Trail (beginning next to the Ice Age Center) to see if you can spot all 15 bird photos hidden along the trail. Each bird will have either red, white, or blue on it. For the more ambitious, see if you can correctly ID them! Answers at the front desk.


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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Meet the Bee Keepers

683 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Check out the Nature Center's bee hive! Visit with the bee keepers and watch as they take care of the hive. This program is great for 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Guided hike

683 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Wyalusing SP

Join the Naturalist for a hike down Sand Cave trail to see water fall! Meet at the Paul Lawrence Nature Center. Hike will last approximately 1 hour.


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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Drop-In Program at the Beach

683 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Slip into this program at your leisure to learn about some of the ssslithery snakes of Wisconsin. The Naturalist will be set up near the beach area.

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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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Owl Naming Contest

683 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Drop-in Program, Wildlife study
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Two stuffed and mounted owls were donated to Hartman Creek. Stop by the Naturalist's booth and enter our owl naming contest. Learn about the owls of Wisconsin, then dissect an owl pellet! All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. Located on the 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

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: Wednesday, December 16, 2020