Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 06, 2019 to Saturday, July 06, 2019

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Perrot Trading Post

681 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History, Outdoor skills
Location: Perrot SP

Learn about life as a fur trader in the 1700s! Several local re-enactors will be setting up a Trading Post near the Nature Center. Stop by on Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to chat with these folks from history.  Demonstrations include atlatl and hawk throwing; wood carving; flint knapping; trade blanket goods; campfire cooking; furs of the fur trade; rifle and cannon firing.


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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 6, 2019

Meet the Bee Keepers

681 days old

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Intro to Kayaking

681 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
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This free event is for those who want to learn how to kayak. We will be taking hour-long paddles around Ottawa Lake, learning the basics of kayak handling. Kayaks and life jackets are provided. Sign up at the Ottawa Lake Contact Station- space is limited. Ages 10 and up. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Boat Launch. 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Monarch Butterflies

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Wildlife conservation
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Special guest, Elaine Zarcone, will be sharing her experiences with monarchs. She will share their lifecycle, the migration paths for the winter months, and provide handouts on how you can help them with special plants in your own back yard or park. Elaine has also had the privilege of helping to "tag" and track monarchs. Come find out that is done on such a small creature. Meet at the beach area.  Rain site: park office.

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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 6, 2019

Nature Sensations

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join us as we use all our senses to decipher the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! This hour of discovery is geared towards special needs adults with accompanying chaperones. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area South 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Critter Corner - Bears

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Amble over to the Critter Corner to learn more about Wisconsin black bears. 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Long Skinny Snakes and Totally Turtles

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Willow River SP

Come learn about two types of Wisconsin Reptiles and even meet live versions; Albert the Fox Snake and Morton, Susie and Shelly our Painted and False Map Turtles! We will go over the anatomy, characteristics and behavior of both snakes and turtles and talk about why they are so important for our environment and the ecosystems they live in!

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Willow River SP information

With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Drop-In Program at the Beach

681 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

Come learn about a few of Wisconsin's most famous furbearers. You can put your knowledge to the test with the Naturalist at 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Canoe Lessons

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Interstate SP

Wisconsin Interstate Park and the St. Croix River Association are joining forces to promote safety on the water. Meet at the Beach House on Lake O' the Dalles to experience this FREE canoeing opportunity. Space is limited, so make sure to arrive early. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will all be provided.

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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 6, 2019

Birds of Prey: Drop In at the Beach

681 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

We marvel at hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons soaring overhead. Find out what adaptations make these birds such efficient sky hunters. 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 South 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

What's a Watershed?

681 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Nature study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center.


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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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Live Turtle Presentation

681 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: High Cliff SP

Randy Hetzel, Wildlife Biologist and member of the Madison Area Herpetological Society, will present his animals, answer questions about reptiles in the wild, and discuss responsible ownership of reptiles. All ages welcome. Meet behind the General Store.

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High Cliff SP information

High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.


Mailing Address: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Bird Beaks, Feet, and Wings

681 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Hartman Creek SP

The shape of a bird's beak, feet, or wings can tell you a lot about that bird's lifestyle. What does it eat? How fast can it fly? Does it use its feet to perch or to hunt? Fly down to the Naturalist's booth to learn all about your favorite Wisconsin bird. There will be a fun game to try out, too! 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Explore the Naturalist Cabin

681 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, pollywogs, 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. 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Wisconsin Explorers Program

681 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study
Location: Blue Mound SP

Come discover the secrets of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program with the park naturalist! Best for ages 6 and up. Meet at the Friends Shelter.

The WI Explorers Program is held most Saturdays 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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Outdoor Photography

681 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Photography
Location: Buckhorn SP

Local photographer Diane Dahl will share tips for taking photos outdoors. Bring your camera along to explore the park. Meet at the park amphitheater.

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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

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