The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
Some of the changes that campers and park visitors will experience include:
- Automatic touchless check-in.
- New signs to educate visitors on recreating responsibly.
- Park offices will remain closed to the public.
Camping reservations will be accepted by phone at 1-888-947-2757 and online only to eliminate face to face interaction with DNR staff. Same-day camping reservations are also now available by phone and the online reservation system. Check-in is no longer necessary at the office or visitor station when coming to a property. Please proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup. Property staff will visit sites to monitor occupancy.
Campers should note that Rock Island State Park remains closed through June 30. The Washington Island Ferry Line has also currently suspended all trips to and from Rock Island.
Camping reservations for June 8 or 9 will be canceled and refunded; if reservations for a longer stay begin on June 8/9 and extend beyond June 10 your arrival will automatically be adjusted to June 10.
The DNR continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. It will also continue to monitor on-the-ground circumstances each day to determine additional conditions that may become necessary. Before visiting other properties, please check with individual parks regarding changes to park operations.