...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 observance of National Trails Day, come out to the Nature Center and customize your own hiking stick. We provide the sticks, you provide the creativity. Afterwards, you can try it out on a short ranger-led nature hike. The program begins at 1 p.m.
In recognition of National Get Outdoors Day, come and enjoy a fun, entertaining and educational day at the park and take our Outdoors Challenge for a chance to win prizes. Participants will be given tasks to complete that will take them through all areas of the park. They will collect data, both nature and history related. There are 18 challenges, so come prepared. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
"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