Upcoming Events at Council Grounds

January 1st, 2024

First Day Hike

Monday, January 1, 2024, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

With assistance from Friends of Council Grounds, Council Grounds State Park will host a one-mile, self-guided hike. The trail is a fairly flat loop trail. A warming fire will be available. Meet at the enclosed shelter picnic area. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required on all vehicles, and the 2024 sticker will be available at the gate.

Early June

DNR’s Free Fun Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites the public to participate in the annual Free Fun Weekend.

Free Fun Weekend, which will take place the first full weekend in June, will waive state park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes.

Free Fun Weekend is a great opportunity for the parks crews to welcome park visitors back. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience what Council Grounds State Park can offer.

Late October

FoCGSP Candlelight Walk

In Late October, Council Grounds State Park will host a Fall Candle Light Walk. The walk will start and end at the beach picnic area. There will be two choices, a shorter more paved walk and a longer trail walk. The walk routes will be determined just before the hike depending on trail conditions. Members of the FoCGSP will be providing a warming fire, light snacks and water. Winning photos from this years contest will be on display along with a poster about the Friends and membership brochures. Park vehicle admission stickers are required, day passes may be purchased at the entrance. Dress to keep warm and dry, car-pool and bring a flashlight !

Watch this website or the Friends of Council Grounds State Park facebook page for notices or cancellation in case of bad weather