Public Programs

We offer many public programs throughout the year to enjoy the beauty of Upham Woods in all seasons! Programs are free, open to all.


Join Upham Woods in a river shoreline restoration project in service to the
beautiful environment of the Dells. Following, the service project participants
can enjoy an Upham Naturalist guided hike on Blackhawk Island.

DATE: Sunday, April 14, 2019  TIME: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

N194 County Road N, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965

AGES: Family Program- All ages welcome!


Questions? Contact us at 608-254-6461



Paddle Pass Program

After completing an educational orientation program, annual Paddle Pass holders will be able to launch 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 unique paddling instruction and land stewardship volunteer opportunities in the Upper Dells.  More details about how to enroll in this program will be available soon!

AGES:    All

DATES:    2019 paddling season, orientation schedule

  • Wednesday, April 17
  • Wednesday, May 1
  • Wednesday, May 15
  • More days may be added to accommodate schedules

LOCATION:    Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

FEE:    $5

HOW TO REGISTER: Contact John Celley at Upham Woods, 608-254-6461,

Partnership Programs with City of Wisconsin Dells Parks & Recreation Department!

Upham Woods partners with the City of Wisconsin Dells Parks and Recreation Department to provide public programs for the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells community! Registration for partnership programs is available ONLINE through the City of Wisconsin Dells Park and Rec Event Registration website.
Upcoming partnership program offerings include:

The program is for all abilities. Participants will learn the basic rules, safety
measures, equipment, and techniques in order to gain or improve archery skills.
This program is in partnership with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center as
they will be leading the activities at their site.
Register by: April 8
AGES: Grade 4 and up
DATE: April 9 & 11 and April 16 & 18
TIME: 4:30–5:30 pm
LOCATIONS: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
FEE: $30 Dell/Delton, $40 NR

Enjoy a paddle on the Wisconsin River with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center.
We will be canoeing from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to join.
No canoeing experience necessary as you will be educated on proper paddling
techniques in order to navigate the river. We will host three separate dates.
All ages welcome. Upham Woods provides all the equipment.
AGES: Family program, youth must be 6 years or older
DATES: May 6, 13, and 20
TIME: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
MIN/MAX: 5/20
FEE: $5 per person per day







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