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 ecology and history of the trails.

We engage in a wide variety of activities ranging from fundraising for the trails and organizing trail rides to construction of physical facilities such as trailhead shelters and informational kiosks along the trails. We also work with communities to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the trails and its users. 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 

Please click on the type of membership you would like to purchase or renew to pay online.

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. Past projects include trail restoration as well as building benches, shelters and kiosks with information on the local ecology and geology, as well as way-finding resources for trail users. In 2021 we plan to revive our Trail Explorer Program for youth and adults, which is designed to increase public use of the trail, generate awareness of local geography and ecology, and educate users about the history of the communities along the trail.

If you would prefer to pay with a check, download our Membership Form and return it to:
Friends of the Badger and Sugar River State Trails, P.O. Box 141, Belleville, WI, 53508

Donations in any amount are always welcome. Make a tax-deductible donation today.

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