Visit 1000 Islands

Nature Center Building Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Trails: 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM year-round

Admission: Free, but donations are always appreciated and needed

Phone: 920-766-4733


Closures – The Nature Center building is closed:
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


1000 Beaulieu Court
Kaukauna, WI 54130

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Conservancy Zone

The Conservancy Zone covers 350 acres and has over seven miles of trails including a one-mile trail along the Fox River with approximately 2,000 feet of barrier-free boardwalk. The hiking trails along the river have benches with wonderful views to enjoy as you rest. Dogs or pets are not allowed on the trails, in the picnic area, or in the Nature Center building unless it is a service dog. The City of Kaukauna has several other parks and trails that are dog-friendly.

1000-Islands-Map (PDF)

Conservancy Zone Guidelines (PDF)

Accessibility & Parking

The 1000 Islands Center building and boardwalk are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Service animals are welcome. A wheelchair and walker are available on-site to use if needed. Ample parking is available and is free.

Our staff has been trained to support and offer hospitality to those with memory loss, cognitive decline, or other symptoms associated with dementia.


Nature Center Building
 As of January 2023, we are no longer renting the Nature Center building for any type of party such as Birthday, Anniversary, Bridal/Baby Shower, etc. The Community Room at the Kaukauna Recreation Dept. can be rented. Not-For-Profit / Recreational Organizations can call the Nature Center at 920-766-4733 or email for building rental information.

Building Rental Guidelines (PDF)

Nature Center Building Closing Checklist (PDF)

1000 Islands Building & Pavilion Rental Application (PDF)

1000 Islands Pavilion

The 1000 Islands Pavilion is located in the picnic area next to the Fox River and can be rented from May through September. This is an open-air shelter with a concrete slab and approximately 750 sq. ft. Several picnic tables are available for use and renters can bring in additional tables and chairs. Restrooms are available in the adjacent baseball field area. Restrooms in 1000 Islands Nature Center are not available when the building is closed. For more information, availability, and rental fees, please call 1000 Islands at 920-766-4733 or email

Pavilion Rental Guidelines (PDF)

1000 Islands Building & Pavilion Rental Application (PDF)


Photo Policy

Photographers of all skill levels frequent 1000 Islands each season of the year to capture nature’s beauty. A permit or fee is not required for photographers who schedule photo sessions at 1000 Islands. We do ask that 1000 Islands’ guidelines and rules be followed during a photo session. Although we do not require a fee, donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Conservancy Zone Guidelines (PDF)

Support 1000 Islands

The Friends of 1000 Islands is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to provide assistance to the Nature Center through fundraising and volunteering.

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