LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.



 

Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, August 17, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

See all events
     
 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Guided Kayak Tour

397 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Go on an adventure at Devil's Lake by kayak! Guides will take you on a 2-hour tour of the lake exploring the geology and lake's wildlife. Space is limited, so you'll need to preregister. If you need to rent a kayak, please let us know when you register. The rental fee is $25 for a single kayak and $45 for a double. To register, please contact the Nature Center at (608) 356-8301 ext. 140. Meet at the Chateau (North Shore Concessions).


Close

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, August 17, 2018

Duck Banding Program

397 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Crex Meadows

Help biologists and wildlife technicians capture, band, and release local ducks. Begin at the Visitor Center to receive information and instruction. Carpool to banding site. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Ages 8+.

Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lumberjack Lore/Music with Igmar Torfellsson

397 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activity: Music
Location: Lake Wissota SP

Enjoy stories and songs of lumberjack lore with Igmar Torfellsson.

Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Community Campfire!

397 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Food, Music, Night event, Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Potawatomi SP

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a community campfire down by the bay! Our Park Naturalist will supply the stories, songs, and fire; you supply the s'mores! Come on down for the full hour and a half or stop on by for this all ages friendly event! Meet at the shoreline area across from the campground shelter and playground. In the event of rain we will move into the campground shelter.


Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Madison Folk Music Society

397 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activity: Music
Location: Blue Mound SP

Sing fun songs with the Folk Music Society who provide song books, song leaders and instrumental accompaniment; Meet at the picnic shelter on top of the mound. Event will be held at Friend's Shelter if its raining.


Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Nighttime Pollinators

397 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Meet the nocturnal flora fanatics and try to spot them on a short hike. Insect repellant and flashlights recommended. All ages welcome. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Contact Station (S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ).

Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Park After Dark

397 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Night event
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Explore the world of nocturnal animals. Bring your sense of adventure as we search and listen for things that move around in the dark. We'll use some of our high-tech gear to discover the secrets of the night! Meet at the Roznos Meadow Parking Lot on Hwy 113.


Close

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, August 17, 2018

Universe in the Park

397 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Flambeau River SF

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. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Conners Lake Picnic Area.

Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Universe in the Park

397 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Copper Falls 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. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the Concession Shelter.

Close

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Universe in the Park

397 days old

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

Universe in the Park 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 session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news for the whole family. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Meet at the amphitheater and south parking lot.

Close

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Guided Canoe Trip

396 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Merrick SP

Join Ed Lagace, from the Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, for a guided interpretative canoe paddle through the backwaters of the Mississippi River in honor of National Trails Day (which was on June 4). Trip will last about 3 hours. Canoe and kayak rentals are available from the park office. Rentals are free. Reservations are required because rentals are limited and event participation is a maximum of 30 people. Please call the park office (608) 687-4936 to reserve your spot. Please no pets. Vehicle admission stickers are required and can be purchased at the contact station. Meet at the South Boat Landing (near the South Campground).

Close

Merrick SP information

Located along the lazy Mississippi River and surrounded by the hills of Wisconsin's Coulee Region, the 322-acre Merrick State Park is popular with anglers and boaters. The marshy backwaters are home to a variety of fish, birds, animals and plants. Rising and falling river levels, though controlled some by dams, are part of the natural environment.


Mailing Address: S2965 State Road 35 , P.O. Box 127 , Fountain City, Wisconsin 54629

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Prairie Days

396 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Join the St. Croix Prairie Enthusiasts and other local organizations as you learn about the beauty and importance of prairie ecosystems. There will be hikes, exhibits, movies, and more! This program is sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc, the park's friends group and the St. Croix Valley Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts.

Close

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, August 18, 2018

Find a Trail

396 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Wondering what trail to hike or what to see in the park? Join the Nature Center staff for some great hiking ideas. Meet at the Nature Center.


Close

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, August 18, 2018

Dragons and Damsels

396 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Havenwoods SF

They begin life as voracious aquatic larvae. Then they transform into formidable aerial predators. Discover their dashing, daredevil lives through activities and crafts. Then borrow a net to catch dragons and damsels on your own. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Close

Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Big Bay's 24th Annual Sand Castle Day

396 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Big Bay SP

Grab your shovels, buckets and creativity for a fun-filled day along our beautiful Barrier Beach. Groups or individuals of all ages are welcome to participate (registration is free)! Contest Registration begins at 9 a.m.Judging begins atnoon. Prizes will be awarded following judging. Even if you don't participate, join us for other activities and stroll along the lake to watch the sand creations unfold. Other activities during the day include a State Natural Area guided hike on the boardwalk, nature stations and craft table and naturalist programs. At night there will also be a Universe in the Park program held by UW-Madison's Astronomy Dept.

Close

Big Bay SP information

Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island, the largest of Lake Superior's 22 Apostle Islands. The 2,350-acre park has a 1.5-mile beach, campground with drinking water, showers and toilets, an outdoor group camp, picnic areas and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.


Mailing Address: 2402 Hagen Rd. , La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Pioneer Cemetery Walk

396 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: Peninsula SP

Take a break from the beach to join the park naturalist on a cemetery tour. Learn about the Hackley shipwreck of 1903, the cooper who built the first pier in Fish Creek, and more. Door County history featured. Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park at Weborg day use lot.


Close

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

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