Free April Events

April Is A Month of Giving!

If you love our classes/events, along with fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking and exploring the natural playgrounds and other amenities supported by our organization then we would love nothing more then seeing your support! And by showing your love through giveBIG St. Croix Valley, you help sustain our non-profit organization that works hard to give back to our community. The big day of giving is April 27 but the website is accepting donations now! 

Learn more and join me in supporting our organization on giveBIG St. Croix Valley by donating online: https://www.givebigscv.org/organization/Fowk

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Animal Matching Egg Hunt!

Join us at the park for a fun and educational egg hunt where we will see how well you know your Wisconsin wildlife! Search for hidden eggs containing baby animals along the Hidden Ponds Nature trail, then return to home base and help them find their mothers! Participants will receive a small prize or tasty treat! 

This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Masks or facial coverings are recommended when in close proximity to others.

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Hello Spring Hike!

Get outside and greet spring as you embark on a 6 mile round trip hike and discover some of the most beautiful sights at Willow River State Park. This hike will take you along the Willow River, above Little Falls Lake and up close and personal to the Willow Falls. Along the way, you will venture through a variety of habitats including wetlands, prairie, river bottoms, and mature deciduous and coniferous forests. The terrain varies throughout the hike and includes some very steep hills. The hike will take roughly 2 ½ -3 hours to complete. Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking boots, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish.

This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Masks or facial coverings are recommended when in close proximity to others.

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Spring Scavengers!

Spring is in the air! Get outside and enjoy it with this fun treasure hunting activity. Search for items on a checklist throughout the park, or complete a fact-find scavenger hunt along the Hidden Ponds trail then come back to the Nature Center and collect a small participation prize!

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Naturally Crafty!

Come get crafty with nature and make your very own keepsake out of recycled or all natural items. Create one of our inspired pieces on display or use your imagination and make your very own creation! There will be easier craft ideas for younger kids and more intricate ones for all other ages!

This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Masks or facial coverings are recommended when in close proximity to others.

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All events are FREE to attend (unless otherwise noted) but park admission is required. For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.