ABOUT US

Dedicated to the enhancement of programs and facilities at Rib Mountain State Park

CONTACT US

149801 State Park Rd

Wausau, Wisconsin

 

info@ribmountain.org

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FRIENDS OF RIB MOUNTAIN

The Friends of Rib Mountain is a group of volunteers organized for the charitable and educational purpose of assisting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to improve, preserve, and promote Rib Mountain State Park. Incorporated as a non-profit, 501c(3) corporation in 1993, the Friends have provided funding and manpower for many improvements and additions to the park.

The Friends have provided funding and manpower for many improvements and additions to the park including
  • Fundraising for and construction of Friends Gathering Space

  • Development and mapping of hiking trails

  • Construction of the amphitheater

  • A 38 acre addition to the park

  • Development of interpretive panels

  • Development and printing of a Teacher’s Study Guide to Rib Mountain

  • Creation of an Endowment Fund for future improvements to the park

  • Equipment purchases for the park including a Case skid steer, a maintenance utility vehicle, and a wood splitter

  • Funding for lighting and parking projects

FRIENDS SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park also conduct numerous ongoing programs including: nature hikes, fund raiser for park improvements, special events, fall festivals, candlelight snowshoe hikes, summer music concerts, and naturalist programs. The operation of the concession stand at Rib Mountain is an ongoing project that helps raise funds to support the Friends activities.