Changes to State Park Operations

Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as an essential activity. Under this order, we must do all that we can to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. People should stay as close to home as possible and avoid travel outside of their community. Distance is key while visiting state parks and trails. Do not congregate at restrooms, self-registration stations or electronic kiosks; and maintain six feet of distance from other people.

As of March 24, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) implemented changes to the operation of all state parks and recreation areas across Wisconsin, consistent with guidance from the state’s Departments of Health and Administration.

Here’s the latest: Fees are waived; restrooms will remain open; all state-park offices, visitor centers and nonessential buildings will be closed for the duration of the public-health emergency; all campsites will be closed through April 30; all current regulations apply for hunting, trapping and fishing seasons.

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