Fireworks Prohibited on DNR Land
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands including state parks, state forests and state owned public hunting and fishing properties. Anyone using fireworks should take precautions and prevent wildfires. “For the safety of our guests and our natural resources, fireworks are prohibited on state properties,” said Chris Madison, chief ranger with the Wisconsin State Park System. “Fourth of July favorites, the sparkler and the snake, are not defined as ‘fireworks’ per state law, but most park and forest rangers and managers discourage their use because they are a fire hazard.” A citation for illegal fireworks in a state park or forest can cost up to $200 and parents could be liable for the full costs of putting out a fire started by their children playing with or setting off fireworks.