Brown County Parks

Brown County Parks The purpose of Brown County Parks is to enrich the quality of life in Brown County through a comprehensive system of open space and outdoor recreational facilities with an emphasis on natural resources, recreation and environmental education.
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Operating as usual

04/27/2021

A little timid at first, but it ended in success! The beautiful fluffy yellow goslings are emerging at Barkhausen💝

Hip hip HOORAY!  The remainder of our Horse Trails and the Mountain Bike Trails are open!  Did you know that the Fox Riv...
04/24/2021

Hip hip HOORAY! The remainder of our Horse Trails and the Mountain Bike Trails are open! Did you know that the Fox River Trail boasts six-miles of trail from Greenleaf to Man-Cal Road? That the unique and beautiful terrain of Neshota Park offers six-miles worth of horseback riding trails? That the Reforestation Camp mountain bike trailhead has been relocated to the northside of the upper parking lot (right next to the ski lodge) and that there are new routes and updated maps? So much to enjoy about your Brown County Parks! Please don't forget your trail passes! 😉

What better day to replace trees along the Fox River Trail than the day we celebrate Earth Day.  Trees planted were prov...
04/22/2021

What better day to replace trees along the Fox River Trail than the day we celebrate Earth Day. Trees planted were provided by the Green Bay Packers "First Down for Trees" program and received that special green thumb touch from students of Aldo Leopold Elementary school. What a great day spent responsibly stewarding our planet for future generations.

Horse Trails are opening at the Reforestation Camp only.  Conditions are being monitored for both the Fox River Trail an...
04/17/2021

Horse Trails are opening at the Reforestation Camp only. Conditions are being monitored for both the Fox River Trail and Neshota Park as they remain closed at this time.
Reminders:
-Please be a good trail steward and remain off the trails after heavy rains.
-Purchase your trail permit before riding. All funds support your passion and allow us to continue the maintenance of the vast local trail systems.
-Failure to possess a valid permit will result in a $10 violation notice and a requirement to purchase an annual pass or a citation.
-County trail permits (Neshota & Reforestation Camp) are: $5/day or $30/year
-State trail permits (Fox River Trail) are: $5/day or $25/year
-Permits can be purchased online at www.browncountyparks.org
Friends of Reforestation Camp Trails

Horse Trails are opening at the Reforestation Camp only. Conditions are being monitored for both the Fox River Trail and Neshota Park as they remain closed at this time.
Reminders:
-Please be a good trail steward and remain off the trails after heavy rains.
-Purchase your trail permit before riding. All funds support your passion and allow us to continue the maintenance of the vast local trail systems.
-Failure to possess a valid permit will result in a $10 violation notice and a requirement to purchase an annual pass or a citation.
-County trail permits (Neshota & Reforestation Camp) are: $5/day or $30/year
-State trail permits (Fox River Trail) are: $5/day or $25/year
-Permits can be purchased online at www.browncountyparks.org
Friends of Reforestation Camp Trails

04/12/2021
Grab your shades, rub the sunblock in, and slap on your boat launch sticker!!  The docks are in at Bay Shore and Suamico...
04/03/2021

Grab your shades, rub the sunblock in, and slap on your boat launch sticker!! The docks are in at Bay Shore and Suamico!

It was a big day for the Parks Department as our Field Manager, Marv Hanson, retired after 43 years of employment with u...
04/02/2021

It was a big day for the Parks Department as our Field Manager, Marv Hanson, retired after 43 years of employment with us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank him as not only was he a valuable asset to our Parks, but an enjoyable presence to all our park users. While we are saddened to see him go, we are confident he will find the same success and happiness in retirement that he experienced during his time here. From lassoing runaway bulls to befriending every critter he encountered, our only regret is that we don't have more photos of the adventures, but we assure you they will be shared with staff for generations to come. Happy retirement, Marv❤️

What a GREAT day at the Dog Park!  Thank you to the crew and owners that made this picture possible🥰
04/01/2021

What a GREAT day at the Dog Park! Thank you to the crew and owners that made this picture possible🥰

What a GREAT day at the Dog Park! Thank you to the crew and owners that made this picture possible🥰

Just the moon checking out its reflection at Barkhausen!
03/29/2021

Just the moon checking out its reflection at Barkhausen!

They are just little baby turtles! Yes, it is early for these little ones to be out, but with Dog Easter Egg Hunts, Mapl...
03/24/2021

They are just little baby turtles! Yes, it is early for these little ones to be out, but with Dog Easter Egg Hunts, Maple Syrup programs, and warmer days ahead, we can’t blame them for wanting to check out their surroundings! Welcome little ones! 😍

They are just little baby turtles! Yes, it is early for these little ones to be out, but with Dog Easter Egg Hunts, Maple Syrup programs, and warmer days ahead, we can’t blame them for wanting to check out their surroundings! Welcome little ones! 😍

Time to set that alarm a bit earlier and get a walk in at Barkhausen, Fox River Trail, or Mountain-Bay Trail!
03/15/2021

Time to set that alarm a bit earlier and get a walk in at Barkhausen, Fox River Trail, or Mountain-Bay Trail!

Time to set that alarm a bit earlier and get a walk in at Barkhausen, Fox River Trail, or Mountain-Bay Trail!

All in all, it was a short season, but we reflect on the smiles and joy our trails brought to our users.  From new groom...
03/07/2021

All in all, it was a short season, but we reflect on the smiles and joy our trails brought to our users. From new grooming teams and equipment, to new ways of purchasing your passes, to the many skiers of all ages that got to develop skills, it was exciting! The best outcome of the season was that more people got outdoors this winter and enjoyed one of the many recreational opportunities we have to offer. Thank you for the awesome ski season! And to those that still walked on the ski trails, please heed the signs next year. 😉

Winters grip is slowly releasing, and we bet you have already noticed some early signs of Spring!  The geese are beginni...
03/04/2021

Winters grip is slowly releasing, and we bet you have already noticed some early signs of Spring! The geese are beginning to nest, a few sandhill cranes are strolling the fields around Barkhausen, and the sap is starting to flow. Anyone have any pictures or stories of what you have seen? Feel free to share!

Winters grip is slowly releasing, and we bet you have already noticed some early signs of Spring! The geese are beginning to nest, a few sandhill cranes are strolling the fields around Barkhausen, and the sap is starting to flow. Anyone have any pictures or stories of what you have seen? Feel free to share!

Did you know our Parks provide a Biathlon program?  Bay Nordic Ski Club provides this programming as part of making N.E....
02/24/2021
Bay Nordic Biathlon Promo

Did you know our Parks provide a Biathlon program? Bay Nordic Ski Club provides this programming as part of making N.E.W a desirable year-round community by promoting active lifestyles for all age groups. The Biathlon program utilizes the Brown County Rifle Range and ski trails, situated at the Reforestation Camp. For more information contact Bay Nordic at www.baynordic.org.

We are a Biathlon Club in Suamico, WI.

All Brown County Snowmobile Trails will close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 a.m.  As a reminder, throughout our...
02/22/2021

All Brown County Snowmobile Trails will close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 a.m. As a reminder, throughout our trail system, generous landowners allow winter use of their property for the enjoyment of snowmobiling. This land use privilege is crucial to the existence of the snowmobile trails which provide many social, recreational, and economic benefits to our communities. Without the continuing cooperation of these unselfish friends of snowmobiling, the quality of winter life throughout our area would be significantly diminished. We ask everyone in our community, but especially snowmobilers and those who benefit most directly from the snowmobile trails, to say a special thanks to our landowners for the use of their property.

All Brown County Snowmobile Trails will close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 a.m. As a reminder, throughout our trail system, generous landowners allow winter use of their property for the enjoyment of snowmobiling. This land use privilege is crucial to the existence of the snowmobile trails which provide many social, recreational, and economic benefits to our communities. Without the continuing cooperation of these unselfish friends of snowmobiling, the quality of winter life throughout our area would be significantly diminished. We ask everyone in our community, but especially snowmobilers and those who benefit most directly from the snowmobile trails, to say a special thanks to our landowners for the use of their property.

This weekend the Reforestation Camp cross country ski trails will be seeing a lot of action with scheduled races.  With ...
02/19/2021

This weekend the Reforestation Camp cross country ski trails will be seeing a lot of action with scheduled races. With that, we wanted to remind winter enthusiasts that the trails at both Barkhausen and Neshota are excellent options for those looking to ski!

To appreciate the beauty of winter, it is necessary to be out in the cold. What better way to enjoy it than to ice skate...
02/19/2021

To appreciate the beauty of winter, it is necessary to be out in the cold. What better way to enjoy it than to ice skate at Barkhausen.

Maple Syrup, Spring’s Natural Sweetener!😋
02/17/2021

Maple Syrup, Spring’s Natural Sweetener!😋

We are offering several SWEET new ways to experience the maple syrup season this year during Barkhausen's March Maple Mania.

All month there will be a running Sap bucket challenge, Sugar Shack Chats and a Self-Guided Public day for you to experience. Please see the flyer for more information.

Preregistration is required for all activities, except the Sugar Shack Chats, call (920) 434-2824 today.

May the sap and temperatures be in your favor! :)

So much beauty in today’s sunrise! It’s been a long cold snap, but temperatures are warming up, and the parks await you.
02/12/2021

So much beauty in today’s sunrise! It’s been a long cold snap, but temperatures are warming up, and the parks await you.

A couple of these visitors are not like the others.💖
02/09/2021

A couple of these visitors are not like the others.💖

A couple of these visitors are not like the others.💖

9:15 p.m. UPDATE: Zone 5 will be fully opening tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 6 at 6:00 a.m. as well, rather than partially.Snowmo...
02/06/2021

9:15 p.m. UPDATE: Zone 5 will be fully opening tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 6 at 6:00 a.m. as well, rather than partially.
Snowmobile enthusiasts unite! Partially for now, and not until tomorrow, Saturday February 6, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. in select zones. But hey, it's a start!

Did you know that Brown County Parks coordinates nearly 200 miles of trails in the County and cooperates with eleven clubs on the management and maintenance of these trails? You can join a club to support local trail maintenance!
Sno-Bird's Snowmobile Club - Howard & Suamico, Wisconsin

Click on the pictures and check out the ice fisherman enjoying a beautiful day on the ice!  This view was from Bay Shore...
02/02/2021

Click on the pictures and check out the ice fisherman enjoying a beautiful day on the ice! This view was from Bay Shore County Park. We hope everyone enjoyed their day on the frozen bay, and most importantly made the hike back to the top of the hill without slipping. We know that hike is much less painful if you caught your limit 😉

This is an example of the damage done to cross-country ski trails when a casual walker decides to ignore signage asking ...
01/25/2021

This is an example of the damage done to cross-country ski trails when a casual walker decides to ignore signage asking them to please stay off groomed ski trails. This picture shows footprints that will not be easily groomed out, that will lead to poor trail conditions, and can cause harm to the skier's equipment and themselves. Please check the trail system map before walking or snowshoeing on marked ski trails as the ski season is short, and with minimal snow events we are trying our best to maintain our trails.

Some flock to Lily Lake in the summer, but this inland lake is a year-round gem!
01/19/2021

Some flock to Lily Lake in the summer, but this inland lake is a year-round gem!

While Spring is a few months away, the recent warmer temperatures and lack of snow have resulted in the closure of winte...
01/15/2021

While Spring is a few months away, the recent warmer temperatures and lack of snow have resulted in the closure of winter trails. We ask that you please remember to stay off the marked and previously groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails as walking on them when they are wet and muddy makes them more susceptible to long term damage. Skiing may not be your sport but let's assure that those that enjoy Winter over Spring/Summer/Fall trail use have the best trails possible for their short season! You may hike on snowshoe trails, and the Fox River Trail is a great option as well until we get cooler temperatures and some snow! Friends of Neshota Park Friends of Mountain Biking @ The Reforestation Camp Friends of Reforestation Camp Trails Bay Nordic Ski Club Inc.

If you see park rangers removing trees in the parks this winter, it’s because of the Emerald Ash Borer. Ash trees are ve...
01/12/2021

If you see park rangers removing trees in the parks this winter, it’s because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Ash trees are very abundant in our Brown County Parks, but the problem is, they are under attack by the EAB. Our Park Rangers are in the process of removing targeted trees to reduce the ash tree volume and open the canopy for new trees to create a legacy. Planning and planting new trees today so future generations can enjoy our parks tomorrow. 🌎🌳💙

Don’t confine yourself to the indoors just because it’s cold and snowy.  Experience the beauty of a snow covered landsca...
01/09/2021
Winter Trails Worth the Trip in Greater Green Bay

Don’t confine yourself to the indoors just because it’s cold and snowy. Experience the beauty of a snow covered landscape and enjoy the crisp air!

If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking for an escape from being cooped up at home, be sure to explore the wide-open spaces found throughout Greater Green Bay.

Check out some pictures of the parks yesterday! Photos taken with an iPhone did not do it justice, but maybe you were ou...
01/07/2021

Check out some pictures of the parks yesterday! Photos taken with an iPhone did not do it justice, but maybe you were out in the park and can share some of your shots! Put them in the comments below. We’d love to see them!

01/04/2021
L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve

Our grooming team is dedicated to producing the best surface they can! Check out the latest video for an insiders view of what all goes into cross country ski trail grooming!

Do you enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter? Ever wonder what it takes to get those trails ready for skiing? We talk about the work that goes into grooming those trails and the equipment used in our latest Nature Bite! Brown County Parks

12/28/2020
10:20 a.m. Riddle 17 has been solved and found!This concludes our 2020 Holiday Ornamnet Chaser Scavenger Hunt! 🥰 Thank y...
12/23/2020

10:20 a.m. Riddle 17 has been solved and found!

This concludes our 2020 Holiday Ornamnet Chaser Scavenger Hunt! 🥰

Thank you to all that have participated!!

10:00 a.m. Update: Riddle 18 has been solved and certificate located!! But who will get our final ornament!? The suspense!! 🎄

Holiday Ornament Chaser, Day 9 Riddles! It is our final day as all good things must come to an end, but we hope you enjoyed your time in the parks, friends!

11:41 a.m. Update: Both of today’s riddles were solved and certificates were found! Tomorrow is the final day of our new...
12/22/2020

11:41 a.m. Update: Both of today’s riddles were solved and certificates were found!

Tomorrow is the final day of our new Holiday tradition!! Who will be the last to get in on the fun?

Holiday Ornament Chaser, Day 8 Riddles! Only one more day of riddles after today!

5:48 p.m. Update: Riddle 13 has been solved and certificate located!! Remember, tomorrow is the last day to participate!...
12/21/2020

5:48 p.m. Update: Riddle 13 has been solved and certificate located!! Remember, tomorrow is the last day to participate!

5:11 p.m. and Riddle 13 is still unclaimed!

1:14 p.m. Update: Riddle 14 has been solved and certificate located, but do not fret, Riddle 13 is still out there!

Happy first day of Winter, Holiday Ornament Chasers! Lace up your boots as you are sure to have a hoot on your scavenger hunt today! Remember, your one of a kind 2020 Brown County Parks Holiday ornament is up for grabs!

This only takes a few minutes, and the link takes you directly to the website. After this past year, we all learned a li...
12/20/2020

This only takes a few minutes, and the link takes you directly to the website. After this past year, we all learned a little more about our internet speeds, so let’s help out! 😉

We want everyone in Brown County to test their #INTERNET speed. It's important for us to demonstrate to the Feds that we need funding to help improve our infrastructure. Head to https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/brown-county-broadband-speed-test-initiative/general-information/ to test your speed. All municipalities, community organizations, business groups, education advocates, health care organizations, and trade groups must help us spread the word!

1:30 p.m. Update: All of our day 6 riddles have been solved and certificates located! There are still a few days left to...
12/20/2020

1:30 p.m. Update: All of our day 6 riddles have been solved and certificates located!

There are still a few days left to solve and scavenger your Brown County Parks for your chance to be a part of this new holiday tradition. Stay tuned tomorrow for more fun!

Holiday Ornament Chaser, Day 6 Riddles! Could these be the ones to stump participants? We shall find out! Good luck, Scavengers!!

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2024 Lakeview Drive
Suamico, WI
54173

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Starting in August, I began doing blogs in local parks and trails. They vary in length between 4 minutes to 1 hour.
When will Bay Shore Landing be open?
Which of the county parks have the best wheelchair accessibility?
Really enjoyed our Nature walk at Barkhausen today!!!
I am surprised to see the NEW zoo is staying open through the Covid-19 Outbreak during the national and State of WI state of emergency. Seems like an unnecessary risk for not only the public but employees.
Hello, Can someone update the snowmobile trail report on your phone hotline (last update was March 2019, last season). Also, please put the date of your snowmbile trail update online so the readers know if the report was issued since the last snowfall. Thank you, Bear
Found vehicle key at Howard Dog Park. PM me if you can describe.
Devils River State Trail. 👍🏼
Walk far enough out, and you’ll see this.
Great trail in our little town.