Summer Planning Tips For State Property Trips

We are quickly approaching the start of Wisconsin’s busiest outdoor recreation time! Here are a few tips and reminders for your outdoor recreating:

Save Time – Buy Online
No one wants to start their state park visit by waiting in line. Get your vehicle admission sticker in advance. Stickers are mailed out within 30 days of purchase, so if you don’t get it before your trip, don’t worry. Print out your email confirmation or follow the steps in your email confirmation to let the DNR staff know your sticker is en route. Stickers are good for the entire calendar year and valid at all Wisconsin state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas.

Wisconsin’s state properties use automatic check-in for outdoor campsites. If you have a reservation, proceed directly to your reserved campsite after the designated check-in time of 3 p.m. Campers will be automatically checked in through their reservation. Printing out your reservation helps staff verify check-in.

Campground hosts are present in many but not all campgrounds. Information regarding how to get in touch with property staff or conservation wardens will be available at kiosks located in campgrounds.

Before you go, refresh yourself with Wisconsin DNR camping rules.

Know Before You Go
Summer is also prime time for road construction. Check local roads to make sure your assumed route is open. Additionally, popular parks may experience congestion and long wait times at the entrance.

What else is on your to-do list before heading out for that first outdoor adventure of the season? Do you have a golden rule you follow prior to recreating at state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas on a busy holiday weekend? Share on social media and using #OutWiGo.