Free Fun 4 Everyone*

Wisconsin's great outdoors is always the ticket to fun with family and friends. On June 7 and 8 it gets even better -- it's free for Wisconsin residents and visitors!

  • Free entry to state parks and forests
  • Free fishing
  • Free DNR trails
  • Free ATV/UTV riding on public trails open to such uses
Planning your adventure is as easy as 1-2-3 with our online tools.
  1. Use Explore Outdoors to select the activities you want to do and where you want to go. Or find a park, forest, recreation area or trail and then explore your options for activities.
  2. Decide if you want to sleep under the stars or wake up to modern conveniences.
    • If you want to stay over night at a state park or forest, reserve a campsite . Entry to state parks, forests and recreation areas is free June 7 and 9 but camping and other fees apply.
    • Visit for other accommodations.
  3. See what organized activities are available to help you enjoy the free weekend. Check back often as more will be listed as the free weekend approaches.
    • View our nature and events calendar for state parks and forests for that weekend and our fishing clinic schedule.
    • View to see what else is going on in the area. Options are good to have in the back pocket when traveling with families or a big group of friends.
  4. Enjoy!
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