Wisconsin parks volunteers and hunting groups fight DNR cuts


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The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) are very concerned over a 28% cut in the 2015-2017 Biennium budget. The cutting of all general purpose tax funding would devastate the Park System. This deep cut would affect the operating practices and services of the Parks. We also have the concerns over the personnel cuts which eliminate most of the Naturalist at our State Parks. These Naturalists are the “heartbeat” of these parks educational program where many of the youth and other parks learn about nature and become regular park users.(Click to read more....)

Wisconsin State Park and Trails Passes

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks offers special park sticker and trail pass packages from November though February.

User fees and state taxes provide most of the money for operating Wisconsin state parks, forests, and trails. The fees include vehicle admission stickers, and camping fees. Admission fee waivers are available for school groups, disabled veterans and former POWs, conservation patron license holders and others. Ice Age Reserve units honor various National Park system passes but do not issue them.

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The fees include vehicle admission stickers, state trail passes, and camping fees. Admission fee waivers are available for school groups, disabled veterans and former POWs, conservation patron license holders and others. Ice Age Reserve units honor various National Park system passes but do not issue them. Admission Stickers and State Trail Passes are also available at:
  • DNR service Centers (Locations) - 888-936-7463 (7:00am - 10:00pm, 7 days per week) 
  • State park and forest entrances (Visa and MasterCard are accepted) 
  • Some parks, forests, and trails have self-registration stations for payment of fees Certain businesses near state trails that sell passes