1000 Islands COVID-19 Updates
Information regarding the 1000 Islands building and trails during this pandemic change frequently. Please reference our COVID-19 Update page on the City of Kaukauna’s website for the latest information you need before visiting us. Thank you!

The 1000 Islands Environmental Center provides the public with a place to enjoy our natural resources. Recreation is provided by the many miles of trails, which can be used for hiking and snowshoeing. Year-round educational programs teach children and adults the importance of the inter-relationships between them and the environment.

Annual events and programs offered by the Center include Eagle Days, a Moonlight Snowshoe Hike, a Spring Art Fair, Pancake and Porkie Breakfast with the Kaukauna Kiwanis, Bird House and Birdfeeder building clinics, Campfire and Summer Night Hike, Crayfish and Critter Hunts along with many other nature-inspired classes and events. 1000 Islands also rents out snowshoes during the winter months.

The Center offers school field trips/programs and scouting clinics for school-age children along with numerous adult and senior programming. Call our Naturalist to create a program specific to your needs.

The building is open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday and is free. The Center building is closed on Sunday and Monday, but the picnic area and hiking trails are open daily until 11:00 pm. The Center is closed on all major holidays.

Mission Statement
To provide children, adults, and families the knowledge and skills needed to build a sustainable balance between the environment, economy, and community through education, conservation, and recreation.


Section Info

Hours of Operation

The Lobby Area Is Only Open To The Public
The 1000 Islands Environmental Center front desk lobby area is the only part of the building that is open to the public at this time. The lobby is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. We continue to evaluate the current health situation to determine when we can open the entire building to the public. The Center’s bathrooms are not open to the public, but the baseball park’s bathrooms are open and are available for your use.

Face Covering Guidelines
To protect the general public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting that all visitors (age six and older) wear a face covering before entering the lobby area of our building. If you do not have a face covering, one is available in our entryway to use. Please only take one mask and only if you do not have one. Thank you for following these guidelines.

Our trails are open until 11:00 p.m. daily. PLEASE respect our trail system and remember that dogs are not allowed on the trails and that the Conservancy Zone is smoke-free. 

Lobby Hours:
Tue-Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat: Temporarily closed


1000 Beaulieu Court
Kaukauna Wisconsin
Phone: 920-766-4733