Our Organization

The Friends of Badger State Trail (FOBST) is a non-profit 501©3 organization that works in concert with the Department of Natural Resources to enhance usage and the physical aspects of the trail, as well as educating trail users on the history of this trail.

We engage in a wide variety of activities ranging from fundraising for the trail, construction of physical facilities such as trailhead shelters, and informational kiosks to working with communities along the 40-mile trail from Madison to the Illinois border, where Badger connects to the Jane Addams Trail.



Annual Membership Fees

Individual – $10 Household – $15 Senior (over 55) – $8 Business – $20

Your membership fee supports Badger State Trail activities and trail special projects. We conduct an annual Trail Explorer program designed to increase public use of the trail and knowledge about the history of the communities along the trail on the part of the trail users. Download our Membership Form today!

We are a 501©3 organization. Contributions to FOBST are tax deductible. Meetings are held quarterly in Monroe, Monticello, Belleville and Fitchburg.