St. Patty's Day Campfire Cookout coming to Wisconsin's Peninsula State Park

Peninsula State Park (DNR photo)
FISH CREEK, Wis. - Visitors to Peninsula State Park can drop by the nature center on Saturday, March 14, for a "Green" Campfire Cookout in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Participants can learn how to prepare and cook green pancakes in pudgy pie irons and sample "beach slime" dip from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Recipes feature healthy ingredients like oats, chopped spinach and zesty lime.

Emma the emerald ash borer beetle (a.k.a. the park naturalist) will be the guest chef. Emma and her kin since recently arrived in Door County, "hungry" for ash trees. Families can stick around to craft an EAB beetle to keep while learning how EAB might change the forest.

This program is free and open to the public. Cooking equipment, food, and craft supplies provided (while supplies last). A state park admission sticker is needed for entrance to the park.

Peninsula State Park is located on the shores of Green Bay in Door County. For more information about the park, search the Department of Natural Resources website,, for keywords "Peninsula," and for a list of all activities at Wisconsin state parks, forests, trails and nature centers, search for keywords "get outdoors."