Get Outdoors!Date range: Thursday, July 04, 2019 to Thursday, July 04, 2019

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Native Games

678 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

678 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

678 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

678 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

678 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

Owl Naming Contest

678 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Drop-In Program at the Beach

678 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

Track Rubbings

678 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Come and try your hand at identifying the tracks of Wisconsin's animals and make a rubbing of your own. Drop in during this program at any time, all ages are welcome. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Contact Station. S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ. 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nature Investigations - Bubble-ology

678 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Looking for a way to beat the heat? Come to investigate how to make bubbles, why they are round, why they float, look at color patterns in bubbles, and make your own bubble fun. 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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Backyard Bass and Fish Prints

678 days old

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Fish study
Location: Wyalusing SP

Come learn about Mississippi River Game fish by making fish prints, practicing your backyard cast. Test your Fish ID skills with our lawn memory game! Drop in 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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Bird Watching Hike

677 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Birding, Children's program, Hike
Location: Hartman Creek SP

You are never too young to start birding. Kids bring your parents and join the naturalist as we learn how to get started bird watching. We will take a short hike and make bird feeders afterwards. No pets please. Meet at the Hellestad House.


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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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bug Nature Storytime

677 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Look out your window on a summer evening and you may see twinkling lights floating around your yard. It may seem like magic, but they're fireflies! Find out how fireflies glow and why they do it. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of 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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Walk on the Wildside

677 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.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! 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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Wild Food and Folk Medicine

677 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor skills, Plant study
Location: Interstate SP

Discover a delightful variety of foods and folk medicine that can be gathered from the wild, and in your own backyard. Though we won't be harvesting wild foods from the park, we'll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home. 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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

677 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Plant study, Tree study
Location: Newport SP

Join arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe as he shares his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs. There will plenty of time for questions. Weather permitting, we will spend some time in the woods. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.


Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday Fireside - Night Sky

677 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us by the fireside to see the glorious stars and planets out during the height of summer. We'll have a couple of telescopes set up for you to look through and star apps to help you navigate through the night sky. This program is best for kids 7 and older and adults, but open to "kids" of all ages. Meet 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

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