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Get Outdoors!Nature Programs and Events Calendar

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Bone and Stone - Skulls and Fossils!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Geology, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Learn about identifying different bones and fossils outside the main building. Meet at the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area (S59 W36630 County Rd ZZ).


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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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Walk on the Wildside

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.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 nature! 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

Monday, May 28, 2018

General Store Museum Tour

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: High Cliff SP

Learn about the history of the lost town of High Cliff, the once booming limestone business, and find out why the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Winnebago brought people here to live and work.

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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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Pet-A-Pelt

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Ever wonder what it feels like to pet a fox or an otter? You can!! Stop in at the Front Desk of the Ice Age Center to see and feel our many animal pelts. 


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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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Discovery Bird Hike

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Master Naturalists Janet & Andy Raddatz will lead a bird hike at Kohler-Andrae. Meet them at Black River Trail, parking lot P, to search for birds in the park. The hike will last about 2 hours. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring binoculars and bird guides if available. The 2-mile hike is best for age 8 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no pets on this hike. All vehicles will need a state park sticker.

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Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.


Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Eagle Trail Hike

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet at Eagle Tower parking lot. See 150-foot bluffs, wildflowers, and magnificent cedar trees on a naturalist-led hike. Discover park history, too. Two miles. Difficult hiking. Trail may be muddy.


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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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wildflower Hike

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Meet Master naturalist Janice Wittkopp at the parking lot for the Black River Trail and hike the trail to search for the wildflowers currently blooming. Hike will last about an hour. Bring insect repellant and wildflower guide if available. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.


Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bluebird Monitoring

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

Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about monitoring bluebird nesting boxes. The Eastern Bluebird is a longtime symbol of happiness, good health and hope in North America. After years of declining numbers, hear about their amazing success story.

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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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Roche-A-Cri clean up event

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Roche-A-Cri SP

Join Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park members to clean up around the park office, picnic areas and kiosk areas. Bring water bottles, gloves and rakes if you have them.

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Roche-A-Cri SP information

Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.


Mailing Address: 1767 State Highway 13, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nature Storytime

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Interstate SP

Naturalist Colleen Tolliver will share a stories, songs and fun activities with pre-schoolers and their parents. A short activity following the story will reinforce the story's nature-related theme. Nature Storytime will generally last between 30-60 minutes, depending on the participants. Time will be spent outdoors, weather permitting. Dress for the weather; dress for fun!. 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, June 1, 2018

Find a Trail

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.

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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, June 1, 2018

Dandy Ducks Nature Storytime

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

Little ducks, big ducks, colorful ducks, drab ducks, diving ducks, dabbling ducks... There are so many dandy ducks! Wade with us through the wonderful world of ducks. 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, June 1, 2018

State Symbol Memory Game

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Interstate SP

How well do you know your state symbols? Flip over a card to find out anything from our state dog, to our state dance. Check it out 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, June 1, 2018

Microbiology

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Take a look at the organisms that share the environment with us! Meet at the Ottawa Lake Recreation Area.


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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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday Fishing

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Fishing, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Kick back and wet your line on Vern Wolf Lake during this fishing drop-in. Don't have a pole? You can use ours! All ages welcome! Meet at the fishing pier.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.


Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Friday, June 1, 2018

Guided Kayak Tour

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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).

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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.

Last revised: Friday, March 02, 2018