Friends of Hartman Creek State Park

Come enjoy Hartman Creek State Park - 1500 acres set in the gentle hills and prairie of central Wisconsin near Waupaca.  A great place for camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, geocaching, fishing or many other activities!  Come explore - if you have questions or comments, please let us know on our Facebook page.

  • Ask a Master Naturalist Volunteer!

    Do you have a question about something you’ve seen, heard or smelled in the park? Wondering what the small purple flowers are along the Deer Trail? Or if there are glacier erratics in the park? (there are). Now you can ask a Master Naturalist Volunteer! Submit your question here, and each week volunteer master naturalists will answer some of the questions submitted! (Need a quick answer to your question? During the summer, the park naturalist or park staff can answer almost all of your questions – ask at the park office for more info.)

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Watch for this beautiful sandhill crane family as you are enjoying memorial weekend around the park this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Hello Everyone! The park has created a volunteer sign up page for anyone interested in volunteering this summer. Possible opportunities include:

1. Garlic Mustard Pulling
2. Opening the Hellestead House
3. Assisting the park naturalist with programs
4. Adopting-a-Trail to monitor
5. Becoming part of the Friends group!

If any of these interest you, or if you know anyone who would be interested in these opportunities, feel free to share! Our volunteers are so important to us, we could not maintain such a fantastic park without them! Here is the link to volunteer: www.volunteersignup.org/FW87H

Thank you!!
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Amphitheater - Come learn about songbirds in Wisconsin, how to identify their songs, and how our feline friends are having a huge impact on their populations! Help Hartman Creek build/paint a birdhouse and make bird seed treats for your feathered friends at home! (park admission required for park entry) ... See MoreSee Less

Birds and Cats!

June 24, 2017, 7:00pm - June 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Amphitheater - Come learn about songbirds in Wisconsin, how to identify their songs, and how our feline friends are having a huge impact on their populations! Help Hartman Creek build/paint a birdhous...

2 months ago  ·  

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Amphitheater - Not everything in the forest works together in harmony. Come explore what invasive species are, which ones could be in your backyard, and how to prevent their invasions! Kids will be turned into naturalist investigators as we look for some lurking in the park and play a game! (park admission required for park entry) ... See MoreSee Less

Invasion of the Invasives!

June 23, 2017, 7:00pm - June 23, 2017, 10:00pm

Amphitheater - Not everything in the forest works together in harmony. Come explore what invasive species are, which ones could be in your backyard, and how to prevent their invasions! Kids will be tu...

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Amphitheater - Explore and learn about endangered animals of the world, including one who calls Hartman Creek State Park home! Kids will “adopt” a plush endangered animal to take home! (park admission required for park entry) ... See MoreSee Less

Wildlife Extinctions!

June 10, 2017, 7:00pm - June 10, 2017, 8:00pm

Amphitheater - Explore and learn about endangered animals of the world, including one who calls Hartman Creek State Park home! Kids will “adopt” a plush endangered animal to take home! (park admis...

2 months ago  ·  

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