GO SEE EXPLORE: Wisconsin State Parks Challenge 2021


Wisconsin Friends State Parks Challenge 2021

Exploring Wisconsin’s beautiful State Parks is a great way to get outside and get active, while also staying safe and healthy! We are so blessed to live in a state with so many State Parks that truly show off the wonder of nature and we know you enjoy visiting them too!

In 2021, the Wisconsin state park system, (WSPS), is launching a special scavenger-hunt style challenge for visitors, complete with activities and prizes up for grabs!

Starting on March 20th, Wisconsinites can enter different challenges to be completed at State Parks across the state. Some challenges include hiking every trail on one WSPS property or camping for six totals nights at a Wisconsin State Park.


The list has more than 20 challenges for people to complete in the WSPS. The challenges feature state parks, recreation areas, trails, waterways, and forests. There are a variety of challenges to complete for a wide range of interests and skill levels, including trail hiking, cleaning up litter, or taking a selfie at scenic overlooks.

Each time a challenge is completed and documented in either a downloadable logbook or the online logbook, the household name is entered into a final drawing for prizes —one entry per household not per person. Only one prize will be awarded per family.

Participants will receive a digital certificate for each challenge and will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. The challenge begins March 20, and will go through September 22.

How to Participate

Starting at the end of February, you can visit Wisconsin Friends Explore and download a free logbook where you can document your completed challenges. Participants are then encouraged to share their completed challenges using the hashtag #wfechallenge.

Challenges Include:

  • Paddle five different bodies of water on WSPS properties
  • Visit and photograph five different waterfalls on WSPS properties
  • Build and photograph sand sculptures on five different WSPS beaches
  • Take a selfie from the top of 10 scenic overlooks
  • Take 10 photos of historic buildings, which includes lighthouses, located on WSPS properties
  • Photograph examples or evidence of indigenous peoples on 10 WSPS properties
  • Identify and list 25 insects seen on WSPS properties; take photos of at least three
  • Find 15 geocaches on WSPS properties
  • …..and more!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the challenges and to find the Wisconsin State Park near you to get started.

State Park Entry

There is no additional fee to participate in the challenge, but you must have an admission sticker to enter State Parks – they can be purchased for: $28/year or $8/day. Annual stickers can be purchased online or at the parks.

**Some WSPS properties and facilities are closed – you will want to check the DNR website for up-to-date info before you head out!


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