Community Programs

Enjoy the beauty of Upham Woods in all seasons through these public programs!

Paddle Pass Program

*On hold in winter 2022. Information will be updated in the spring*

After completing an educational orientation program, annual Paddle Pass holders will be able to launch their own canoes and kayaks on the Wisconsin River using the parking lot and established shoreline access points at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center.  A Paddle Pass is also your connection to community paddling events and land stewardship volunteer opportunities in the Upper Dells.

Passholders are required to check in and out through the main office like all other visitors during business hours.  For access outside of business hours, paddlers should contact Upham Woods at least 24 hours in advance of their visit.  Weekends, mornings, and evenings can likely be accommodated with appropriate advance notice.  We will work with paddlers to meet their needs.

* Note: This program does not provide access to Blackhawk Island or hiking.  The pass cannot be used commercially in any way whatsoever.*

FEE:   $5, payable by check at orientation or credit card after registration

Community Days at Upham Woods

None scheduled at this time. Check back later as we release information on our Earth Day event taking place April 30th.

Partnership Programs with City of Dells/Delton Parks & Recreation Department!

Upham Woods partners with the City of Wisconsin Dells Parks and Recreation Department to provide programs for people of all abilities in the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells community! 
Upcoming partnership program offerings include:

Winter Sports Club
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter survival and broomball.


Ages: 6-11

Location: Upham Woods

Dates: Wednesdays; 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9

Time: 4-5 PM

Fee: $30

Spring Archery Club
Learn the fundamentals of archery including basic rules, safety measures, equipment and techniques in order to gain or improve archery skills.


Ages: Grade 4 and up

Location: Upham Woods

Dates: Saturdays 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Time: 9-10 AM

Fee: $30


These programs are in partnership with Lake Delton Parks & Recreation. Registration  is available online through the City of Wisconsin Dells Park and Rec Event Registration website.