Our Organization

The Friends of Badger and Sugar River State Trails is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works in concert with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to enhance usage and the physical aspects of the trail, as well as educating trail users on the history of the trails.

We engage in a wide variety of activities ranging from fundraising for the trails to construction of physical facilities such as trailhead shelters and informational kiosks along the trails. We also work with communities to promote and maintain both trails. The 40-mile Badger trail runs from Madison to the Illinois border, where it connects to the Jane Addams Trail; the 23-mile Sugar River trail runs from Madison to Brodhead, Wisconsin.



Annual Membership Fees

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

Your membership fee supports Badger and Sugar River 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 or pay with Square online and become a Friends member!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to FOBSRST are tax deductible. Meetings are held quarterly in Monroe, Monticello, Belleville and Fitchburg.