About the Friends

logo5Who are the Friends?

We are a group of park supporters who assist the park in achieving its goals of serving visitors and protecting park resources.  The Friends raise money to provide additional support for park programs such as Junior Rangers, interpretive and multicultural events and special activities.  We have many interests and backgrounds. Our members are sensitive to the needs of guests and seek to support all of the unique park opportunities including nature, history, hiking, canoeing and many more.


The Friends meet often – check the 2020 page for events, times, and places. Guests and prospective members are always welcome!

Why Join?

You participate in fun and interesting activities like canoeing, educational walks, photography and any other events you can think of! Plus, you help the park accomplish the programs needed to support its visitors and the environment.


Volunteers can earn awards based on the number of hours donated:

– Annual pass to all state parks
– Free use of State Park cabins and campgrounds
– Discounts on gift items
– Appreciation from park staff and our human and animal guests!