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.


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Hours of Operation

The Nature Center Building is Temporarily Closed
The Nature Center building, including the lobby and bathrooms, is closed at this time. If you are looking for maple syrup or honey, please call the Nature Center at 920-766-4733 to arrange a curbside pick-up. We continue to evaluate the current health situation to determine when the building can re-open. 

The 1000 Islands 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. A porta-potty is located in the back parking lot for your use.



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