Free December Events

Christmas Nature Crafts!

Saturday, December 7th OR 15th at 1pm at the Willow River Nature Center.

Come get crafty with nature and make a christmas ornament with natural items found outside in nature. Create one of our pieces with guided help (if needed) or make your very own creation! There will be easier ornaments for younger kids or more intricate ornaments for all other ages. This is a great family activity to enjoy as we get ready for one of the happiest holiday of the year! 

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Winter Wonderland Animal Homes!

Saturday, December 21st from 1-2pm at the Willow River Nature Center.

Come learn about animals that battle through the gruesome Wisconsin winters and see what kind of homes they construct to stay cozy. Get creative and make your own edible winter wonderland home out of fun winter/Christmas themed ingredients!


CANCELLED: Winter Geocaching!

Saturday, December 28, from 1 PM – 3 PM Meet at The Willow River Nature Center

Due to weather conditions this event has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events! Stay safe!


Don’t Forget About Our Preschool Young Naturalist Classes!

Every Tuesday or Wednesday from 10-11am bring your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the Nature Center to learn about all things Nature!

Classes include hikes, games, crafts, story time and more! Always come dressed for the weather and with plenty of water. 



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

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


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