MADISON – August is summer at its hottest at Wisconsin state park system properties and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is featuring summer activities all month on its Facebook page and Twitter account. People are encouraged to share their own experiences using the hashtag #WIstateparks.
August is the peak of family fun summer trips and the first week of the month we featured family fun getaways and properties with family friendly recreation opportunities. Whether it is renting canoes or kayaks at Hartman Creek or Governor Dodge state parks or hanging out on a sunny afternoon at the pool and splash pad at Blue Mound, Wisconsin state park properties offer families plenty of ideas for summer fun.
The recently renovated pool and new splash pad at Blue Mound State Park are one of many opportunities for people to “Jump in to Summer” at Wisconsin state park system properties.
Photo Credit: DNR
This week we ask visitors to share which is their favorite state property and why. Share a photo or video of you visits to document why its your favorite, and don’t forget the opportunity to vote the in Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Gold Seal Award contest.
Daytime isn’t the only time to enjoy the parks, there is plenty of action on hot summer nights as well. On week three we’ll feature campfire sing-alongs, astronomy programs and evening music concerts that extend the fun well into the evening at properties.
Finally on week four we will visit the splendor of the Door Peninsula, home to five separate state parks, all with unique features that make each a jewel in the park system.
To participate, follow the suggestions on the DNR Facebook Page and Twitter account. Links for both can be easily found in the footer of the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov. Search for keyword “parks” to find out more about properties and activities.