Candlelight Ski-Hike-Snowshoe, Lapham Peak Park
January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pmFree
The Friends of Lapham Peak will host the park’s annual Candlelight Ski/Hike at the Homestead Hollow Picnic Area. Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight on a 1-mile (1.5 km) trail! Afterwards, join in by the campfire where a large grill will be available for use, and hot beverages and treats will be available for a small donation in the Trecker Lodge.
Parking inside of the property is limited to approximately 450 vehicles. Carpooling is encouraged. Parking for cars and pickup trucks only – no trailer, bus or RV parking. There is no roadside parking. A 2018 Wisconsin State Park annual vehicle admission sticker or a $5 Special Event daily vehicle admission fee is required per car.
In addition to the vehicle admission, a free ticket voucher is required for each vehicle that wishes to attend the event. Vouchers are available first-come, first-served and will be available up to and including the night of the event, until all vouchers have been handed out. Please call the park office at 262-646-3025 to ensure vouchers are still available. Limit one per person at time of pickup. Park staff encourages people wishing to participate in the candlelight hike to pick up a voucher at the Lapham Peak office prior to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Ticket vouchers will specify the admission time and presented at the gate for access. Entrants should arrive during the time frame specified. Ticket voucher time frames:
- 6 to 7 p.m., Max 250 cars with reservation
- 7 to 8 p.m., Max 150 cars with reservation
- 8 to 8:30 p.m., Entrance gate discretion (Late skiers must start by 8:45 p.m.)
For more information, visit the Friends of Lapham Peak website or call the Lapham Peak office at 262-646-3025.
Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department’s responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.
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