The 2012 GOLD SEAL Award


The 2012 GOLD SEAL Award contest is sponsored by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, and they are asking for your vote in this year's contest categories. If you are a camper, biker, hunter, hiker, angler,  or park visitor, cast your vote for your favorite state park, forest or trail in the categories below. The winning parks, forests and trails will be honored with a GOLD SEAL AWARD at the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Awards Banquet in October 2012.

The statewide Friends of Wisconsin State Parks organization runs the GOLD SEAL Award program each year to highlight Wisconsin's parks, trails, and forests. The contest runs from June 25, 2012 thru August 25, 2012. Contest is Closed
**The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks wishes to thank all who made nominations for the Gold Seal Award and The Hero Awards. There were 137 nominations for the Gold Seal Awards and 19 nominations for the Hero Awards.

This year, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks have named the following categories:
  1. Best Naturalist Program 
  2. Best ADA Accessible Park 
  3. Best Non-Traditional Trail 
  4. Best Park for Geocaching 
  5. Best Halloween Hike 
  6. Best Cross Country Ski Trail 
  7. Best Playground for kids 
  8. Best Picnic Area 
  9. Best Pond for aquatic viewing 
  10. Best Electric Campsite
*If a property has won an award in the category in the past, it will not be considered eligible to win again.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Loosen – Friends of Wisconsin State Parks coordinator patricia.loosen@wisconsin.gov (608) 264-8994