Weekend Update May 1-3, 2015

Weekend Update May 1-3, 2015

It looks like a great weekend at Devil’s Lake State Park. The weather should be perfect as the Wisconsin Badgers rowing program hosts Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, with the May 2-3 competition featuring three women’s teams and six men’s programs. – Wisconsin, Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, Georgetown and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will compete on the men’s side, while the women’s races will include the Badgers, Michigan State and Minnesota. For more information check out the UW Badgers Blog: http://www.uwbadgers.com/s…/w-rowing/spec-rel/043015aaa.html

This is also opening weekend for Devil’s Lake State Park Concessions. Both the North Shore Chateau and the south shore concessions buildings will be open daily from 9am to 5pm until summer hours begin next month.

Mud Hike at Devil's Lake State Park

Mud Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park

Meanwhile at the Nature Center, Naturalist Sue Johansen is hosting the second annual Mud Hike on Saturday (1-3pm)! (IF she can find some mud!) Join her at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot for a slippery, wet, and definitely muddy hike through the trails at Steinke Basin – the muddiest trails in the park. Make sure to wear clothes and shoes/boots that can get full of mud; we’re not being delicate on this hike! You may want to bring extra pants and/or shoes to change into afterwards to save your car’s interior. This is a great hike for kids to take part in! If there was ever a way to encourage kids to “GET OUTDOORS!”, this is it!  Click here to see more mud hike & other nature center program photos.

While visiting the park this weekend you may notice that there was a huge prescribed burn on the south-east corner of the lake.  You can read about it and see more photos from the burn right here.  We’ll also be posting more photos from this and the Parfrey’s Glen burns on our Fire! Pinterest board.

Important: We want to remind everyone that if you enjoy your State Park Educational Programs & Fun Family Events to contact your Wisconsin Representative and let them know firing educators & naturalists is NOT what you meant by smaller government. 

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