Events

We Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park invite you to join us in our activities.  Check here often for future activities and opportunities for volunteering.

Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park T-Shirts available! See this Poster for details.

    Oct
    1
    Sat
    Help Wanted! Preparation Big Woods Run.
    Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

    In preparation for the Big Woods Run on October 8th, please help us clear the trails of sticks. This involves walking a section of trail, and picking up sticks that could trip up the runners. Large branches will be handled by park staff. Basically this will be a walk in the fall woods with a little bending over now and then.Please reply by e-mail by September 24th  if you can help, as trail segments will need to be assigned.  

    Oct
    8
    Sat
    Big Woods Run and Prairie Walk
    Oct 8 @ 9:00 am

    This annual event is sponsored by St. John’s United Church of Christ, with all proceeds going to charity. It includes a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, 1.6 mile Prairie Walk, and a Kids 1K.

    For more information go to http://www.finalstretch.com/bigwoodsrun

    Dec
    3
    Sat
    Park Closed – DNR staff muzzle loading hunt
    Dec 3 @ 6:00 am – Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
    Feb
    4
    Sat
    Candlelight Event
    Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Apr
    8
    Sat
    Roving Naturalist Training
    Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm

    Please notify Dave Olsen at david.olsen@state.mn.us if you are interested in attending. We will gather at the park office.

    Apr
    15
    Sat
    Wildflower Identification and Hike with a Roving Naturalist
    Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Please call park office at 507-333-4840 to make an appointment with a naturalist.

    Apr
    16
    Sun
    Wildflower Identification and Hike with a Roving Naturalist
    Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Please call park office at 507-333-4840 to make an appointment with a naturalist.

    Apr
    22
    Sat
    Wildflower Identification and Hike with a Roving Naturalist
    Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Please call park office at 507-333-4840 to make an appointment with a naturalist.

    Apr
    23
    Sun
    Wildflower Identification and Hike with a Roving Naturalist
    Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Please call park office at 507-333-4840 to make an appointment with a naturalist.

    Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping @ Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
    Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm

    Lief Knecht, of Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping, will give a talk about trees, their health and identification.