Published June 29, 2017 by the Central Office
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The wet, stormy pattern of weather this summer continued for yet another week, with rain every day, including some very heavy downpours. A storm with heavy rain and high winds moved through southwestern and south central Wisconsin Wednesday night causing damage at state park and trail properties. The Badger State Trail and Sugar River State Trail have significant tree damage and flooding in some areas and the entire length of the Sugar River State Trail and portions of the Badger State Trail are closed until further notice. Damage was also reported at Yellowstone Lake, Lake Kegonsa, and Wyalusing state parks but no closures are in place at this time and they should be fully operational for the upcoming holiday weekend.
And a reminder to those heading out to camp at state properties this weekend, fireworks are prohibited on all state properties and campgrounds. People who want to enjoy fireworks should do so at organized events at local communities throughout the state.
Water levels remain high across the state. Those hoping to camp on the sandbars of the Wisconsin River will have to hold off a while longer. Boaters are again being cautioned to boat safely as many rivers and lakes now have floating braches and debris from recent storms.
In general, rain events and high water tamped down fishing pressure this past week. Catfishing action has been picking up around the state. Catfish were being caught on the Oconto, Fox and Wolf rivers. Boaters on Green Bay had a tougher time finding walleye, with the best action in the University Bay but anglers still reported catching a lot of fish short of the length limit. There was a sharp increase seen in the number of freshwater drum being caught. Perch fishing continued to pick up a bit in the bay side harbors of Door County.
On Lake Michigan, windy and wet conditions resulted in low pressure and even lower success, with a smattering of reports of browns, coho and chinook.
Coyote and fox pups are emerging from the dens. Bears cubs are also are out and about and are already getting quite big. White-tailed buck antlers are also growing well right now and are more visible. The young from second clutches of rabbits and squirrels are venturing from their nests. Oftentimes rabbits and squirrels will give birth to two or three broods each year, with four to six young per brood.
Wild bergamot, brown eyed susans, lesser daisy fleabane, the water lilies, some of the aster varieties, orange hawkweed, wild columbine, ox eye daisy, wooly yarrow are blooming. White lady slipper and pitcher plants are adding hue to the marsh. Raspberry vines are beginning to produce fruit. The rainfall has given further life to the mosquito population, so bug spray may be advisable on your next outing.
Come out to Lake Kegonsa State Park Saturday for Falconry: An Extreme Form of Bird Watching program. Weekend music includes an evening of John Denver music with Brett Hall at Kettle Moraine north, blues musician Mike Munson at Merrick, Gideon's Radio Band at Buckhorn and the Steens at Kohler-Andrae. Shakespeare in the Park performances and workshops continue at Lapham Peak on Friday, Potawatomi on Saturday and High Cliff on Sunday. Universe in the Park is at Yellowstone on Saturday and Lake Kegonsa on Sunday. For a complete list of events search the DNR website for "Get Outdoors."
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Superior DNR Service Center area
Brule River State Forest - The weather over the past week has been cool and rainy. Yesterday brought nearly an inch of rain to the area, increasing the river flows and putting a damper on outdoor activities for the day. However, the coming holiday weekend looks like it will be mostly dry and partly cloudy with daytime highs in the 70s. It looks like a perfect weekend for outdoor activities of any kind. We are expecting our campgrounds to be at full capacity this weekend. If you have not made a reservation in advance, try showing up early to grab one of our first-come, first served sites for the weekend. Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July and can be enjoyed at displays in local communities. As a reminder, fireworks are illegal on state property and citations may be issued if they are used in campgrounds or area parks. It is not uncommon to see fawns following their mothers through fields, forests and across roads. Keep an eye out for these little ones as you travel. Bears are out and about, too. They are entering their mating season, so sometimes turn up where you least expect them. Make sure to keep garbage and food in a secure place where bears can't get at it. While it's fun to see them at a distance, you don't want them moving into your campsite or garage. North Country Scenic Trail Group Hike this Saturday: The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through the headwaters of the Bois Brule and St. Croix rivers on 2/3 miles of boardwalk built by volunteers. This pathway takes you into a unique environment of ancient spruce and cedars, lush moss, bog plants, and active bird life. Paul Hlina, botanist at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, will join the group to share natural history. Hlina has been developing a plant inventory for the Brule River State Forest. He is also a founder of the Brule-St. Croix Chapter, and the first thru-hiker of the Superior Hiking Trail. The hike will be from the St. Croix Lake/Palmer's Landing Trailhead to Crowshaw Road, and return. Distance: 4.6 miles. Those interested in a shorter distance may turn around earlier to return to the trailhead. Meet Saturday, July 1 at 9 a.m. at K D's Restaurant in downtown Solon Springs. You can RSVP at www.meetup.com/sscbhikers (exit DNR). - Diane Gobin, visitor services associate
Park Falls DNR Service Center area
Flambeau River State Forest - Water levels on the river and lakes are high to moderate. If you are planning a trip down the river be sure to be aware that there are snags and hazards out of sight and to use caution and common sense. Anglers have been fishing the Flambeau River in hopes of catching musky, walleye and bass, with some success. Strawberries, swamp dewberries, American fly honeysuckle, and blueberries are ripe or soon to be ripe. Song birds are defending their territories where some of the females are renesting. The roads have snapping turtles and painted turtles crossing to lay their eggs. Horse flies and mosquitoes are out so be prepared. The dragonflies are filling up on those pesky mosquitoes. Bears are out and about, though quite elusive. This year's cubs are getting big already. The weather forecast for the weekend is for a chance of showers and thunder storms Friday with a high of 71 and a low of 53. Saturday, there will be a chance of showers and t-storms, then partly sunny with a high of 71 and low of 52, and Sunday, again has a chance of showers and t-storms, then sunny with a high of 75 and low of 52. Monday, mostly sunny with a high of 76 and low of 55. Tuesday July 4, mostly sunny with a high of 77 and low of 57. - Diane Stowell, forestry technician advanced and visitor services associate
Woodruff DNR Service Center area
Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest - Wet and lush is the current status of the forest! Ferns are nearly chest high and can hide that little fawn, cub, brood of ducklings, geese, grouse or turkeys really well. The roadsides are carpeted with blooming daisies, hawkweed, yarrow and trefoil. If you venture into the marshes, the pitcher plants are displaying their lovely maroon flowers. Lupine are starting to wind down, blackberries are still putting on a show, and the dainty waxy yellow blossoms of the buttercups are a delight to the observer. More wild strawberries are starting to ripen, and the mosquitos will be ready for any visitor! The hermit thrush will still serenade you to sleep, if you are lucky to have one in the area near you. The sounds of summer are a delight. - Rosalie Richter, visitor services associate
Northern Lake Michigan fisheries team report
This report is for the week of June 18-24. Last week was a photo copy of the week before with rain and wind. Water is high, dirty, and full of debris. Fishing pressure was very low as were interviews.
Oconto County - Anglers report catching bluegill and smallmouth below the dam at Stiles on the Oconto River. Fish are being caught in the slack water mainly using live bait. The lower portion of the Oconto River, from the fishermen's deck to the mouth is producing some nice catfish and drum using crawler fished on bottom. No interviews were gained at Pensaukee or Oconto Park II. - Kevin King, fisheries technician, Peshtigo
At Geano Beach, walleye anglers had mixed success this past week with an average of two fish being brought back for dinner. Anglers were reporting fishing to be tough with the inconsistency in the weather and the dirty water from all the rain. Anglers were starting to shift more to trolling with crawler harnesses instead of the early season favorite, flicker shad crankbait. A group of perch angles caught just under there limit, though the fish weren't huge they were big enough for a couple dinners worth. Other fish caught were white bass, white perch, freshwater drum, channel catfish, and northern pike. - Derek Apps, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Brown County - Over the past week fishing has been really slow. The majority of boat anglers were having trouble catching any walleyes. Even though the catch rates were down there were a few groups that found success and brought a few walleyes home. Earlier in the week perch anglers were having some luck and catching a few fish but that quickly dropped off as the week progressed. There has been a sharp increase seen in the number of freshwater drum being caught. Almost every group found themselves taking plenty of those fish of the lines. Anglers fishing from shore found themselves catching a couple round gobies per trip. Anglers also caught white bass, white perch, and catfish. - Adam Garlie, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Off Suamico, walleye anglers struggled to find good numbers of fish from the Suamico River launch. Most groups were reporting catches of one to thre fish on average. Water temperatures were in the mid-70s last week so many anglers have switched to trolling crawler harnesses to target walleyes. Other fish being caught are: northern pike, white bass, channel catfish, white perch, and freshwater drum. Off the Fox River metro launch, anglers targeting walleyes were still catching fish in University Bay but still reporting catching a lot of fish short of the length limit. Most anglers are bringing back one to three fish on average. Most anglers are reporting catching a lot of freshwater drum, which have made their way to the lower bay following the warm water from the Fox River. Shore fishing from the boat launch has continued to be good for freshwater drum and channel catfish, with the occasional white bass mixed in. On the Fox, shore anglers have made up the majority of fishing pressure on the river with most anglers trying to catch "anything that bites." Most anglers are throwing live bait on the bottom and have been doing well catching channel catfish, white bass, freshwater drum, and common carp. Anglers from the boat have had a little less success targeting walleyes with only a few boats interviewed catching any. Anglers are reporting catching freshwater drum, and channel catfish. - Derek Apps, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Door County - The recent weather conditions have made the smallmouth bite throughout Door County much more inconsistent than past weeks. Water temps vary from 60-70 degrees depending on where you are and which way the wind is blowing. The water in most places has become more turbid making it hard to spot bass in shallow water. Some bass are still on beds while others are post spawn. Despite these conditions some anglers have still found success. Rowleys Bay has remained a consistent producer of smallmouth. Bass action should heat up again if the weather gives us a break and conditions become more stable. Perch fishing is starting to pick up a bit in the bay side harbors of Door County. Minnows and crawlers have been working but the most important thing is to have your line in the water when the schools come in to feed. Being in the right place at the right time has been the key. No word on walleye action or salmon/trout action on lake side. - Ben Thome, fisheries technician, Sturgeon Bay
At Chaudoir's Dock the past week was rough for all anglers. Not many groups were lucky enough to catch any walleyes or yellow perch but most of them had an easy time running into freshwater drum. The only luck that was seen was from a group of anglers fishing from shore for catfish. They caught catfish, round goby, yellow perch and, white bass. Off Little Sturgeon Bay, both bass and walleye anglers were having a tough time. Bass anglers were only catching a few fish for a half a day's worth of fishing. Walleye anglers were in the same situation. The ones that went out were lucky if they caught a couple of fish for half a day's worth of effort. Everyone that was fishing from boat had an easy time though reeling in plenty of freshwater drum. Over the past week at Sawyer Harbor, most boats that were in search of yellow perch found themselves catching at least 10 for a couple hours of fishing. There were even a few boats that caught there limit over the course of a few hours. Transversely walleye and bass anglers struggled just like the anglers that fished out of Little Sturgeon Bay. - Adam Garlie, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Because of the weather, few anglers in boats launched on the bay of Green Bay-side of Sturgeon Bay, and those that did had no luck targeting walleye or perch. Shore fishing remains consistent for perch, smallmouth, and rock bass at Sunset Park and Stone Quarry landings. Anglers have continued to catch some sizeable perch fishing with worms or minnows with a bobber or dragging a jig on bottom. Many anglers that are catching the bass are targeting perch and catching all three species in the same way. Few interviews were obtained towards the weekend because of some windy and rainy weather. Anglers who launched at Sawyer Park and headed to Lake Michigan had some success over the weekend. Although only a few anglers were interviewed, the catches were similar, consisting of more chinooks than anything else. Boats were bringing in 1 rainbow and three to four chinooks per group, and those anglers reported more boats were fishing around them. The best water depth was about 60-90 feet, with flasher/fly combos in green or white down 35 feet being the most productive presentation. - Jacob Steckmesser, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Kewaunee County - Salmon fishing this week has been slower than past weeks, but fish have still been coming in consistently in lower numbers. As storms rolled through many nights this past week, anglers had to spend more time finding fish than catching them, but some did have success. The bags were mixes of chinooks and rainbows, with almost no cohos reported. Many rainbows were reported to have been caught in slightly deeper water (100-200 feet) all throughout the water column on both flasher/fly combos and spoons, with no particular color catching more fish. Chinook came most frequently in the 60-100-foot-deep range, down 30-50 feet on both flasher/fly combos in green, blue, or white, and on spoons in green or patterns like watermelon. The few coho that came in were caught on orange dodgers with peanut flies, in no noticeable patterns of water depth. - Jacob Steckmesser, fisheries technician, Sturgeon Bay
On the Red River One angler was fishing from shore using worms and caught a few white bass and a catfish for a couple hours of fishing - Adam Garlie, fisheries technician, Green Bay
Manitowoc County - Another week of severe weather made fishing on the lake or along the lakeshore a challenge. Most days the weather was too bad for anglers to even try at attempting to take their boats out. This again made it very difficult to collect many interviews. Saturday June 24, anglers were able to take their boats onto the lake and many people took advantage of the calmer morning. However, most of the boaters reported very few if any luck catching fish. Fishing parties averaged about three fish for three people in about 4 hours. Most of the fish were coho salmon with a few rainbow trout and chinook salmon. With all of the rain rolling through the area, the rivers have significantly increased in velocity, depth, and turbidity. This has also caused a slight drop in the water temperatures along the lakeshore, bringing them closer to 50-52 degrees. Increased turbidity can also be seen along the lakeshore as the streams are carrying a great amount of sediment from runoff into the lake. - Mallary Schenian, fisheries technician, Mishicot
Peshtigo DNR Service Center area
Marinette County - Rainy days continue in Marinette county with more forecasted for this week. River and lake levels continue to high and fishing has been tough in many areas. A few turkey and grouse broods have been seen foraging along roadsides. Fox kits have been seen playing near their dens. Deer are growing antlers quite well right now and there are quite a few fawns around. Unfortunately, many deer are still getting hit on the highways. Showy lady slippers are in bloom in wet areas while butterfly weed and other milkweeds are flowering in the dryer upland sites. Spotted knapweed has bolted and will be blooming soon. - Aaron McCullough, wildlife technician, Wausaukee
Wautoma DNR Service Center area
Waupaca County - Very wet weather continues. Fox and Wolf rivers very high right now, mosquitos nothing short of horrible. Fawns are generally always with mom now. Have started seeing turkey broods. Most poults are extremely small indicating re-nesting attempts. Looks like it will be a bumper crop of blackberries if the wet weather keeps up. Could definitely use a dry spell. - Karl Kramer, wildlife technician, Wautoma
Due to a large amount of rains recently, water levels are unusually high in central Wisconsin. People recreating on the water should know and understand the conditions before they venture out and keep a watchful eye out for obstructions such as logs. It is strongly recommended that all persons wear their personal flotation devices (life jackets) while on the water. Catfishing on both the Fox and Wolf River has steadily been getting better. Channel catfish have been biting on worms and cut bait. High water is present on both of these rivers. Some hiking trails are wet but most are in decent condition. But please bring appropriate footwear when hiking on trails- Ted Dremel, conservation warden, Wautoma
Waushara County - The area is wet and still recovering from some major storms. There are trees down through about a 30 mile stretch in the center of the county so if you are going to trek any portion of public land in that part of the county be prepared to detour portions of trails! Other than those issues, fawn are starting to grow and be seen throughout the county. Coyote and fox pups are emerging from the dens and are moving too. As always with the busy holiday coming up to respect all users out there - everyone is just trying to enjoy the resources. Be safe and have fun! Remember that wardens and police will be out across the County to make sure folks are staying safe and following the rules. - Ben Mott, conservation warden, Wautoma
Milwaukee DNR Service Center area
Milwaukee County - With our warm summer weather, check out one of our many local outdoors hotspots, such as Havenwoods State Forest in northern Milwaukee County, Lakeshore State Park near the Summerfest grounds, or hike along the Hank Aaron State Trail through the central part of the county. Kayaking opportunities also abound along the many rivers that run through Milwaukee; for more information visit this website. Our prairie wildflowers are beginning to bloom in earnest, and dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies are all active. Young wild animals such as raccoons, fox, and fawns are also beginning to move around, and rabbits and squirrels are beginning to give birth to their second litter. If you see a young wild animal you think is injured or lost, call the DNR Customer Service Hotline (1-888-WDNR-INFo; 1-888-936-7463) or your local wildlife rehab center, or visit the DNR webpage and search keyword "keep wildlife wild". Wildlife staff and volunteers in Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Walworth counties combined efforts to band approximately 470 geese. The data collected from banding will help us better understand migration activity, annual reproductive success, and harvest rates. Join DNR Staff at Tichigan Lake Wildlife Area in Racine County to search for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and other winged wonders of Wisconsin. Dress for the weather; bug spray and ankle boots are suggested. Please RSVP to Dianne Robinson (262-424-9827, Dianne.Robinson@Wisconsin.gov) - Dianne Robinson, wildlife biologist, Waukesha
Southern Lake Michigan fisheries team report
Sheboygan County - Fishing pressure was relatively low on throughout the week, possibly due to weather conditions and heavy wind. Neither anglers off the piers nor boaters were reporting much success. The only reported catches off the piers this week occurred on June 19, with two separate anglers catching one brown trout and one coho salmon. Both fish were of similar size and weighed about eight pounds. Most anglers were using alewives fished on the bottom and spoons. The surface temperature of the water was cold throughout the week ranging from 45-50 degrees. There was no reported success from boaters coming into the ramps this week. Cold waters and windy conditions likely attributed to the lack of success this week.
Ozaukee County - Fishing pressure was relatively low, especially later in the week as weather conditions worsened. However, there were a few catches reported by anglers off the piers, as well as some boaters reporting success early in the week. A total of five brown trout and three coho salmon were caught off the piers and harbor this week. The coho salmon weighed between 4-5 pounds. Alewives and spoons were the baits of choice, but with the windy, chilly conditions, most anglers were not even reporting bites. The surface temperature of the water was 45 degrees, and the water on the harbor side was very dirty. Success reported from boaters coming into the Port Washington ramps was hit or miss, with some having caught a few fish while others returned to the ramp with none. Mainly coho salmon were caught this week, along with a few chinook salmon and rainbow trout. The coho salmon weighed anywhere from 2-5 pounds. Catches were reportedly made at depths ranging from 80-150ft on spoons and flasher flies.
Milwaukee County - The Milwaukee area has been in a stormy weather pattern with rain and an occasional thunderstorm nearly every day over the past two weeks. The catch rate for trout and salmon on the shoreline has been spotty with the majority of fish being caught on McKinley Pier. There were more alewives seen on the harbor side of the pier than on the lake side. The surface water temperature on the lake side of the pier was 53 degrees on Sunday. Rock bass, a few crappies, bluegills, and small perch were caught in the Lakeshore State Park lagoons. Anglers saw largemouth bass fanning their spawning beds in the lagoons during the week. The majority of boats out of the McKinley and Riverfront ramps reported that the catch rate has tapered off over the past two weeks. Many boats returned over the weekend with only one to two fish in the cooler and some of the boats came in skunked, but some nice catches of coho and kings were landed in the gaps during the week. The majority of boats out of Bender averaged one to two fish by the end of the week. Very few boats have been targeting perch since opening day June 16.
Racine County - Fishing at the ramp was very slow this past week. Most anglers caught none or only one fish, but one boat did manage to catch seven fish in 60ft. Anglers fished from 30 feet out to 120 feet. All the fish that were caught were caught on a dodger/fly combo, flasher/fly combo, or spoons. There did not seem to be any specific lure or color choice that worked best. No perch were reported caught. The water temperature was 55 degrees. Only one fish was reported caught this week from the pier. The angler caught a brown trout in the morning on a chrome and chartreuse spoon. No perch were reported caught. The water temperature was 57 degrees. From the shore, No trout or salmon were reported caught. Some anglers fishing from shore have managed to catch a few perch this week. No specific spot seems to be better than another. Most anglers that had more than one perch caught them in different areas. Most of the perch have been caught on clear plastic jigs, chartreuse plastic jigs, or live fathead minnows. Most anglers are catching one or two keepers, however, a few have managed to catch three. The water temperature was 58 degrees.
Kenosha County - Only a few boats were interviewed this week. Most of the boats interviewed caught between one and two salmon. Anglers reported fishing from 90 feet out to 120 feet. One boat did report catching five coho salmon and all were caught on a flasher/fly combo. No anglers reported catching any perch. The water temperature was 56 degrees. Off the pier, no anglers reported catching any trout or salmon. Only a few perch were caught this week and all of them were caught on a small clear and pearl plastic jig. The water temperature was 57 degrees. Only one fish was reported caught from the shore this week. The angler caught a brown trout on a silver spoon. The water temperature was 57 degrees.
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - The water levels on June 29, at the Prairie Du Sac dam was 18,340 CFS. These water levels are high and most of the sandbars are under water. It will be difficult finding camping locations along the Riverway until the water levels recede. Please call 1-800-242-1077 for current river flow at the Prairie Du Sac dam. Please remember that camping is restricted to no more than three days on state-owned islands and sandbars. Camping at these locations is restricted to persons and their equipment arrived by watercraft only. A camping permit is not required. Portable toilets are in place at most DNR managed landings along the river and water is turned on at locations where available. Mosquitoes have been quite active within the river bottoms and bug spray would be recommended. - Matt Seguin, property manager
Weekly Riverway Video Report High water continues. Not a sandbar in sight. - Mark Cupp, executive director Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board
Fitchburg DNR Service Center area
Storms that moved through southwestern and south central Wisconsin Wednesday night caused some damage at state park and trail properties. The Badger State Trail and Sugar River State Trail have significant tree damage and flooding in some areas and the program and the entire length of the Sugar River State Trail and the Badger State Trail from Exeter Road to Melvin Road located in the southern portion of the trail are closed until further notice. Several trees are down and localized flooding is covering parts of trails with standing water. Access to these areas is limited at this time because of downed trees and power lines. Staff at Yellowstone Lake, Lake Kegonsa, and Wyalusing state parks continue to open things up and make use areas safe. No long term closures are in place at the parks at this time and they should be fully operational for the upcoming holiday weekend.
La Crosse DNR Service Center area
Vernon County - Many homeowners are experiencing mole problems in their lawns this summer. Prairie or eastern moles are found throughout western and southwestern WI counties, and it is the most widely distributed mole in North America. Mole tunneling is particularly pronounced after soaking rains, which have occurred frequently this spring and summer and can be a nuisance in lawns, gardens, golf courses, cemeteries, and cultivated fields. Prairie moles can dig at an astounding rate of 15-18 feet per hour and can maintain this pace for hours. Their diet is made up of primarily worms, insects, insect larvae, and a small amount of plant material. A variety of methods are available to control moles, but tolerance of the tunneling activity of these fascinating mammals should be attempted first. The young from second clutches of rabbits and squirrels are venturing from their nests. Oftentimes rabbits and squirrels will give birth to two or three broods each year, with four to six young per brood. Early broods tend to number on the higher side of the range: later broods on the lower side of the range. Both of these mammals are extremely productive species and are preyed upon by a wide range of reptilian, avian, and mammalian predators. - Dave Matheys, wildlife biologist, Viroqua
Eau Claire DNR Service Center area
Lake Wissota State Park - Species of birds seen or heard include: scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings, towhees, golden finches, ravens, rose-breasted grosbeaks, loons, robins, red polls, a variety of wrens, phoebes, Canada geese, turkey vultures, northern juncos, pileated woodpeckers, great blue herons, green herons, barred owls, ravens, osprey, bald eagles and belted kingfishers. We are seeing a number of young turkeys, deer fawns, and an occasional black bear cub in the park. The painted and snapping turtles have been digging nests throughout the park property. Wild bergamot, brown eyed susans, lesser daisy fleabane, the water lilies, some of the aster varieties, orange hawkweed, wild columbine, ox eye daisy, wooly yarrow, the raspberry vines are producing fruit. This year's raccoon young are out for adventure! Campers are advised to store all food in their vehicles at night and when they are away from their campsites. - Dave Hladilek, park manager
Wisconsin Rapids DNR Service Center area
Buckhorn State Park - Canoes, kayaks and bikes are available to rent. Sunday, July 2 the Friends of Buckhorn State Park are sponsoring a concert at the amphitheater from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gideon's Radio will be performing a mix of Motown, blues, classic rock, country and funny stuff. Concert is free, park admission sticker required. - Heather Wolf, park manager