About Us

What do the Friends of Interstate and Straight Lake Parks do?

The Friends of Interstate and Straight Lake Parks support furthering the goals promoting educational experiences within Interstate Park. We encourage vistors to become members and provide support for our operations.


Our Friends Group supports special events, programs, workshops, and guest speakers.

These events allow members to network with other supporters of Interstate and Straight Lake Parks. Events include the Spring Gathering of Friends, Fall Annual Gathering and Program, Candlelight Night, and many volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Gift Shop

Glacier’s Gift Shop offers a wide variety of fun items to help you remember your Wisconsin State Park adventures.

Located in the Ice Age Interpretive Center, Glacier’s Gift Shop offers nature related books, apparel, posters, kids’ items, and more. Sales provide funding for the purchase of equipment and supplies, support of workshops, guest speakers, special events and publication and distribution of our newsletter and other educational materials.


Stay up-to-date with our newsletter

The Friends Newsletter is filled with news, updates, informative articles, and a calendar of events for Wisconsin Interstate and Straight Lake Parks. The newsletter is mailed to all members three times per year.  Additional mailings keep members informed on current happenings.

Newsletter Fall 2023 (PDF)

Membership Opportunity

Become a friend today!

You can help us continue to support the preservation of this amazing landscape and promote its use for future generations.

Help us achieve our goals by becoming a member today!