First Day Hike 2016

First Day Hike 2016

Join us on New Year’s Day for a First Day Hike from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Devil’s Lake State Park! Meet at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot on Hwy DL.

Wisconsin State Parks is once again hosting First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day. These hikes offer visitors an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenated and connected with nature. This year at Devil’s Lake, we are going to take a twilight hike/snowshoe through Steinke Basin.

Dress warm as it looks like we’ll have winter-like temperatures. It looks like we might have enough snow to snowshoe too. Bring your snowshoes or borrow a pair from the Park – There are kids and adult sizes available to use for free. (Remember, your car will need its 2016 park sticker or a day parking pass!)

Questions? Contact Sue Johansen, Park Naturalist at or by phone at (608) 356-8301 Ext. 140

On Saturday Night Saturday January 2, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm head on over to Mirror Lake State Park for their Mirror Lake Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe!

The Friends of Mirror Lake State Park and the Mirror Lake Park Staff will hosting this family event. 2 easy, 1 mile trails will be lit by torches for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers. Enjoy hot beverages, at no charge, around a roaring bonfire.

A 2016 Wisconsin State Park Sticker is needed to enter the Park and a Trail Pass is required for those skiers 16 yrs and older, both of which will be available to purchase at the Office that evening. mPlease call 608-254-2333 for further information.

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