Wisconsin parks volunteers and hunting groups fight DNR cuts

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....)

2014 Wisconsin State Parks Admission Sticker Announced

state MADISON -- The winning design for the 2014 Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker features a turtle and was designed by Ursula Reid, a junior at Cedarburg High School. The winning design was selected from 220 entries into the design contest. It will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and displayed on more than 150,000 vehicles.
The second place design featuring a maple leaf pattern by Zachary Podlewski of Waukesha South High School. The third place winner was a design of cattails was won by Kyra Verheyen, Waupun Area High School.
The vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 60 state park, forest and recreation area properties across Wisconsin. The stickers are required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks and recreation areas. Some state forest and trail parking areas also require a sticker.
Admission stickers cost is $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for nonresidents – the same as last year. A family with more than one vehicle registered to the same household may purchase additional state park stickers at half price. A senior citizen annual sticker for $10 is available for Wisconsin Residents 65 years of age and older. Annual trail passes are $20 for residents and nonresidents.
The 2014 vehicle admission stickers will go on sale in December.