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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Come by the naturalist table and discover how animals use their shapes, patterns, and colors to disguise themselves in the wild! Pick up a nature journal and go crazy coloring crafts! ... See MoreSee Less

Animal Camouflage!

September 2, 2017, 11:30am - September 2, 2017, 1:30pm

Come by the naturalist table and discover how animals use their shapes, patterns, and colors to disguise themselves in the wild! Pick up a nature journal and go crazy coloring crafts!

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Come explore the wacky world of underwater insects, turtles, fish, and more! We will have stations set up for looking at real pond creatures up close, a bingo game, prizes, outdoor games, and more! Master naturalists will be there to assist in insect identification! Come see what you can find! Located at the enclosed shelter at the Park. ... See MoreSee Less

Pond Discovery Day!

August 18, 2017, 12:30pm - August 18, 2017, 1:30pm

Come explore the wacky world of underwater insects, turtles, fish, and more! We will have stations set up for looking at real pond creatures up close, a bingo game, prizes, outdoor games, and more! Ma...

3 weeks ago  ·  

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Hot and sunny - perfect day to enjoy Hartman's beach. Kayak, paddle boat rentals and more at the beach by Adventure Outfitters too! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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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!
*Located at the Amphitheater - park admission required for park entry*
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Birds and Cats

August 26, 2017, 7:00pm - August 26, 2017, 8:00pm

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...

1 month ago  ·  

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Come and try out your casting skills as we “fish” for some mystery species with a game and practice Identification!
*Located at the Allen Lake Picnic Area - park admission required for park entry*
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Backyard Bass!

August 26, 2017, 2:30pm - August 26, 2017, 4:30pm

Come and try out your casting skills as we “fish” for some mystery species with a game and practice Identification! *Located at the Allen Lake Picnic Area - park admission required for park entry*

1 month ago  ·  

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