Gold Seal Awards 2017

Each year, The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks asks park, forest, trails, and recreation area visitors to choose the best of the best for Gold Seal Awards. 
The winning parks, forests, trails, or recreational areas will be honored with a Gold Seal Award at the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 4, 2017. This year's best vote-getters are announced below:


2017 Gold Seal Awards-
Best state park system property for winter recreating –
Hartman Creek State Park
Best state park system property for a short hike with children-
Peninsula State Park
Best state park system trail to ride horses with a group-
Wildcat Mountain State Park
Most scenic state park system picnic area-
Devil’s Lake State Park
Best state park system office flower garden –
Gov. Thompson State Park
Best state park system property for star gazing –
Newport State Park
Best state park fishing pier-
Wyalusing State Park
Best state park system property to take nature photos-
Gov. Dodge State Park
Best state park family beach area-
Whitefish Dunes State Park
Best view of the sunrise in a state park campground –
Kohler-Andrae State Park