Fees waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and trails, but maintain social distancing

MADISON -- Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

Staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, should you need a place with space, getting outdoors has both physical and mental benefits.

Distance is key during this public health emergency. Officials urge you not congregate at restrooms, self-registration stations or electronic kiosks. Additionally, do not gather in groups of 10 or more people and maintain six feet of distance from others.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. We will also continue to monitor on-the-ground circumstances each day to determine if park closures become necessary.

Beginning March 24, the DNR will implement the following changes to the operation of all state parks and recreation areas across the state consistent with guidance provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Department of Administration.

Here is the latest:

Fees Waived

    Restrooms Open

      All state park offices, visitor centers, and non-essential buildings are closed for the duration of the public health emergency

        Camping And Special Permits

          Hunting And Fishing

            People should follow simple steps to prevent illness and avoid exposure to this virus including: