Friends of Harrington Beach

April Events at the Park


Our annual Friends meeting is open to all.  RSVP required to or call Nancy Hise at 920-915-1595 by April 20th.  A catered meal by Bernie Meats of Port Washington is planned.  We will eat at 6pm with the business meeting starting at 6:30pm.  After the meeting, Ranger Robin Miller has agreed to lead an owl walk in the park.


Saturday, April 29th is Harrington's Earth/Work/Play day (Arbor Day) starting at 9am.  Even though there is no plan to plant trees this year, we will be making up for that next year.  This year is all hands on deck to clear brush and debris and pick up trash.  The Friends will be providing a hot dog lunch at the Ansay Welcome Center at noon.  To provide the Friends with a lunch count, please call the park office at 262-285-3015 to register and ask questions about the work day.  

Remember, the next Wednesday, May 3rd is the start of first-come, first serve camping.  We need every able body to help with completing the campground cleanup.  See you in the park!!

February Friends Happenings



FEBRUARY VALENTINES HIKE:  Better late than not, I say.  Tomorrow, Saturday, February 11th the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park are hosting a Valentine’s Hike in the Park.*  The Ansay Welcome Center will be open from 10am until 2pm.  We are serving up hotdogs, chips, hot beverages and special treats for all Valentines in your life.  Guess how many candies are in the jar and win a certificate for a Friends t-shirt.  The Shuttle road condition is clear of ice to the left hand side but patches around Quarry Lake trail may be icy.

              *Vehicle entry fee is required for admittance to the park.


ANNUAL BOARD MEETING, April 27:  Not just your ordinary business meeting!  We are celebrating volunteerism at Harrington Beach and offering a free catered meal. Hear from folks who have been involved in satisfying work projects, park partnership projects and plans, and just plain social fun for all ages and stages.  We have several opportunities for you to serve on the Friends Board.  We fill board vacancies from nominations from our membership prior to the annual meeting.  Would you like to be a member of the Friends?  Check out our membership brochure on the home page.  For as little as $25 per year per individual, you receive many benefits as well as opportunities to support the programs, projects and purpose of Harrington Beach State Park.


CONNECTION:  There are many ways you can connect with the Friends.  This website, our Facebook page - Friends of Harrington, monthly board meetings open to the public on the 4th Thursday of the month and emails.  At the February hike, give us your contact information and a Friends member will be available to answer questions you have about the Friends non-profit organization.  We’d love to hear from you!


See you in the park!

Riveredge Fall Bird Migration Guided Tours

Harrington Beach is on the Riveredge guided bird migration tour this Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Check out the link below for added details.

Travel with Riveredge’s expert birding guides to some the best fall migration hot spots in southeastern Wisconsin. All experience levels are welcome. Starting at 8:00 AM, participants will travel on a tour-van and visit: Horicon Marsh, Mauthe Lake State Recreation Area, Harrington Beach State Park, etc. Lunch will be at Horicon Marsh; a box lunch can be provided at an additional charge of $10. The tour will end at Riveredge around 5:00 PM.

Riveredge Members: $75/person

Non-Members: $80/person

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Upcoming Events

24 Jan
Friends Board Meeting
01/24/2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
9 Feb
Valentine Ski/Hike
02/09/2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February Ski/Hike with the Welcome Center open to serve hot dogs, chips, desserts and hot beverages.
28 Feb
Friends Board Meeting
02/28/2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
28 Mar
Friends Board Meeting
03/28/2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
25 Apr
Friends Annual Meeting
04/25/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annual Friends Meeting at Ansay Welcome Center. Dinner at 6pm with business meeting starting at 6:30pm. More details in February 2019