Free Entrance to Wisconsin State Parks
Last Updated: 5/1/2014
Wisconsin State Park Open House Day: June 7-8, 2014
Enjoying Wisconsin state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas is a bargain any time of year but on the first full weekend in June they are an exceptional value, as entrance to any state properties is free. No admission stickers are required on vehicles and trail passes are not required for activities ranging from bicycling to horseback riding on state trails. In addition, Saturday, June 7 is National Trails Day and fees are waived to use all DNR-managed state trails as well.
Make it an overnight trip and bring your tent or RV. Campsites in Wisconsin state parks and forest campgrounds are generally available for the weekend of State Park Open House but camping fees do still apply. Reserve your site through the State Parks website.
Need help picking a state park or trail? Keep surfing TravelWisconsin.com for inspiration:
- State Parks Hidden Gems
- Weekday Getaways at State Parks
- State Parks Easy on the Environment
- State Natural Areas Travel List
Free Wheel’n Weekend
The first annual registration-free weekend for ATV/UTV trails will be held the same weekend as the State Park Open House Day in June . For this weekend, out of state riders, as well as those riders in Wisconsin who have their machines registered for private or agricultural use, are invited to enjoy public ATV/UTV trails free of charge. Additionally, there are some organized events going on around the state, from guided trail rides to post-ride lunches. Pack up the family and take advantage of the opportunity to experience Wisconsin’s trail system for a day of outdoor fun!
Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend
Open House Day also coincides with Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin which allows fishing anywhere in Wisconsin, including inland waters and Wisconsin’s side of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes, without a trout stamp or license. Several parks are sponsoring free fishing activities, along with other special events. Feel free to reel one in!
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified State Parks
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified state parks have made a commitment to protect the environment for present and future generations. As more and more travelers like you look to make your life a little greener, we hope you'll appreciate and support the Wisconsin state parks that are working hard to reduce their own environmental impact.
Learn more about Travel Green Wisconsin.
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