Category Archives: Events

2022 Candlelight hikes and other winter time events planned

Saturday, January 22, Skyline Clubhouse candlelight ski, snowshoe hike and sliding hill, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5, Candlelight ski or snowshoe hike, Black River State Forest Smrekar Lodge parking lot, 1 mile loops. Event includes bonfire and cocoa. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Warming house not open. Jackson In Action events: Saturday, January 8, 5K snowshoe race/hike, participants should… Read More »

Movie night to be held

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual movie night with the showing of “Wisconsin’s Scenic Treasures: Southern Vistas.” The film will be shown Tuesday, Dec.7, 2021, in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center, located at 405 State Hwy 54, Black River Falls. Masking is required inside the community center. Social time… Read More »

Volunteers needed for river cleanup

 The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help with the group’s annual river cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 28. Volunteers are asked to meet at Al Young Park in Black River Falls at 8 a.m. to be assigned a section of the river. Al Young Park is located… Read More »

2021 prairie wildflower walk

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual prairie wildflower walk Wednesday, July 21 beginning at 6 p.m. Site for the hike is in the Shamrock area and participants wanting to carpool or caravan to the site should meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Theisen Home and Auto parking lot on State Highway… Read More »

Kayak demonstration and instruction event

The Friends of the Black River will offer kayaking demonstrations and instruction Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lake Wazee beach. The public will be able to try kayaking and can receive basic instruction or more advanced skills such as rolling. All equipment will be provided. An admission fee… Read More »

Upcoming 2021 paddles

Upcoming 2021 paddles Saturday, June 26: Black River, Greenwood Park to CTH OO, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3: Paddle in the Park, Lunda Community Park kids’ fishing pond, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Whitewater paddle Hatfield dam release, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17: Kayak instruction sessions, Wazee County Park beach,… Read More »

2021 Spring Wildflower Walk

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 8. The trail is located on Pettibone Pass and is considered easy walking; the guided hike will last about an hour. For those unable to join the Saturday hike, self-guided walks can be taken May 7 and May 9, with the… Read More »

Spring Hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold a nature hike Sunday, March 21, 2021. The hike will be about two miles along East Bank trail of the Black River. Participants wanting to carpool/caravan should meet at noon in the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot located at 120 N. Water Street, Black… Read More »