Who we are

We are a non-profit organization committed to our rare interdunnal wetland in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources. Our friendship helps fund the historical artifact displays, enriching interpretive programs, recreational infrastructure, and many visitor program services. By joining private and state efforts, we can continue toward improving and sustaining this beautiful park for all to enjoy.



Our Vision is to always protect and preserve a healthy environment at Kohler-Andrae for generations to come. We are dedicated to keeping Kohler-Andrae State Park the cherished destination that it is, not only for local residents, but for visitors from afar. Through the observations and experiences offered at Kohler-Andrae, we will continue to lift the human spirit. We value the history our park has and base our understanding of the present and our dreams for the future upon it.


About us

The Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park is a non-profit support organization dedicated to assisting the Department of Natural Resources at the park. Members are committed to furthering the historical, educational, recreational, interpretive and visitor services programs of the park.

The Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park organization was established in 1987. It continues the park’s historical and vital link in joining private and state efforts toward our common goal of improving and sustaining the park.

Kohler-Andrae State Park has a very long history of citizen support. In 1928, property was donated to the state to create Terry Andrae State Park. A second donation was made in 1966 that established John Michael Kohler State Park. The two parks now total almost 1,000 acres. The Department of Natural Resources manages them as one unit.