Campout. Cookout. Celebrate YOU!
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail exists because of volunteers! To celebrate, the Ice Age Trail Alliance is hosting a weekend-long celebration honoring the time, effort, and dedication of volunteers. You make the Ice Age Trail a reality, including NEW TRAIL along the Rib Lake Segment!
Volunteers enjoy a cookout after a long day of Trailbuilding in Rib Lake. Photo by Patrick Gleissner.
A Trail-Style Campout and Cookout in Taylor County!
No matter how you volunteer for the Trail –craft tread, build boardwalks, paint blazes, monitor property, lead hikes, bake cookies, or design flyers – this event is for YOU!
Are you a Trail Angel, chapter leader, parade walker, envelope stuffer, seed or weed picker, sawyer or swamper? This event is for you, too!
It’s also for hikers—here’s your chance to meet and appreciate those who make the path you follow.
A cookout overlooks beautiful Rib Lake as the sun starts to set. Photo by Dave Caliebe.
No campout is complete without good company and conversation around a bonfire. Photo by Dave Caliebe.
Free camping! Free dinner and drinks! Games and entertainment!
Saturday, September 30 at Lakeview Park, Rib Lake
5:00 p.m. – 7:15(ish) p.m.
There will be camping at Lakeview Park campground, Wood County Park and other overflow greenspace in Rib Lake. Campsites were first-come, first-served. All campsites are currently full. View the list of area accommodations for additional options.
A scenic shot of Sheep Ranch Creek Bridge built at the recent Rib Lake MSC Trailbuilding event. Photo by Patrick Gleissner.
Volunteers work together to create tread during a fall MSC event. Photo by Cameron Gillie.
And a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Stay for Sunday’s festivities! A big gap-closing vision, generous landowners, and many MSC projects culminate in a ribbon cutting for the new and improved Rib Lake Segment.
Meet the landowners. Discover segment history. Hear project highlights.
Sunday, October 1 at Lakeview Park, Rib Lake
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Hikers wearing blaze orange enjoy autumnal vibes during a fall hike. Photo by Cameron Gillie.
Plus, a Mammoth Hike Challenge Kickoff Hike.
Be among the first to walk freshly crafted tread, climb rock staircases, and tromp across sturdy boardwalks of the NEW Rib Lake segment. This is also a chance to meet (and thank!) the volunteers who create the Trail and blazes you follow.
Added bonus: Your three-or five-mile hike qualifies for the Mammoth Hike Challenge. You’ll be able to check visiting Rib Lake, a Trail Community, off your list, too!
Free shuttles. Two distances. High-five Monty.
Sunday, October 1 at Lake View Park, Rib Lake
11:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (shuttles will leave the park promptly at 11:45 a.m.)
Free camping and a cookout, provided by the Alliance. Join us for the weekend’s events.
Registration for this event is CLOSED.
*Note: If camping, you can reserve a campsite at Lakeview Park when you register for the event.
Featured image: Photo (1) by Dave Caliebe, (2) by Patrick Gleissner, and (3) by Riley Dupee