...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.
The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.
In recognition of the Great American Campout, our rangers invite you to a fun and education evening. Camping is a great way to get outdoors and experience nature. This program will give you all the camping 101 basics you need for a safe night of camping. As part of the event, enjoy a fire starting program, a campfire program with storytelling, a sweet treat and a ranger guided owl prowl. The event is free, registration is encouraged. The program begins at 7 p.m.
An outdoor comedy skit with a nature theme. Discover interesting facts about native wildlife through embellished stories presented by three very colorful characters; Bucky, Twig & Squirrel, who seem to have a rather close connection with their furry friends. This can’t miss outdoor event is for children of all ages, including those adults that are kids at heart. Prepare for an evening of unique stories, jokes and a ton of fun! Begins at 7 p.m. See promo poster below.
In appreciation for the community's continued support, Wilderness Road State Park offers a full day of entertainment, including a Back-to-School bash with bounce houses, fire trucks, train rides, games and more! The day includes nature and historical activities, Karlan Mansion tours, a backyard BBQ contest and a free lunch. The event will also recognize the many volunteers who assist the park throughout the year. Admission is just $2 per vehicle.
"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan
"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe
"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson