2021 WI State Parks Explore Challenge


Increase healthy habits in fun challenging ways.

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and Wisconsin Friends Explore challenge visitors to explore Wisconsin state park properties in new and/or fun ways, increase healthy habits, and connect with family and friends.

  • The Wisconsin Friends Explore Challenge will begin on Spring Equinox-March 20, 2021, and end on the Fall equinox on September 22, 2021.

  • There are 22 Challenges in 11 categories including hiking, camping, photography, community service at parks, paddle sports, and many others.

  • Complete at least one challenge per family unit to earn a social network badge.

  • Any number of challenges can be completed within the challenge time.

  • 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.

  • All challenges must take place on a Wisconsin State Park System property—which includes state parks, forests, trails,recreation areas, state wildlife areas, etc.

  • There is no fee to enter the challenge. A state park vehicle admission sticker and/or trail pass is required.




Wisconsin Friends Explore - Challenges welcome one and all to get out and enjoy your Wisconsin State Properties.

Have fun, explore and discover new things about yourself. Enjoy the family get togethers in interesting ways. We have provided a few links below which can be used for your challenges.


Logging in isn't required. But it does make our data-keeping so much easier. The Friends Explore Wisconsin - Challenge committee hopes you decide to utilize the online challenge signup and electronic logbook below. We acknowledge a bit of repetition using the electronic logbook, but it's only a few questions. Chances are, the browser "remembers" your answers.

Search for a Wisconsin State Park Near or Far

Signup and Posting completed challenges:

View the challenges:

If you used a logbook for keeping track of the completed challenges:

  1. Sign the back of the logbook

  2. Either take a photo of the completed logbook and of the signature or a copy and email it to rpaske@fwsp.org


  1. Mail a hard - copy to the following address within one week after the contest ends.

R. Paske - WFE Challenge

1300 E. Wells Street

Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Facebook - Hashtag

Please consider posting a photo and description on Wisconsin Friends Explore Facebook page (Link) with the hashtag #wfechallenge as you go about meeting each challenge.

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