Free Fun Weekend June 6-7

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host the 8th annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend on June 6-7.

Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived both days to encourage Wisconsinites to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin’s outdoors.

During Free Fun Weekend:

— No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required.

— People may fish without a fishing license or trout/salmon stamps. All other fishing regulations apply.

— ATV, UTVs, and OHMs are exempt from registration requirements. Resident and non-resident all-terrain vehicle operators do not need a trail pass to ride state ATV trails.

–Capacity limits remain in effect at some properties to limit overcrowding.

— Visitors are asked to recreate responsibly close to home and practice social distancing.

Before heading to a state park, trail or waterbody near you, here are some additional things to know:


— Only anglers living in the same household should fish within six feet of one another. Anglers are encouraged to have a backup plan in the event there is crowding or unsafe conditions where they plan to fish.


— All state parks have updated hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

— All group, family and indoor group campsites will remain closed through June 7. The status of events, reservations and camping after June 7 is currently under review.

— Some state parks have implemented capacity restrictions limiting admission. Make sure to look at current property information before visiting.

— Park-goers should remember to take their garbage and recycling home with them as most state parks, forests, and other day-use areas do not have garbage or recycling bins.

— All other facilities currently closed such as towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, entrance stations and concession buildings remain closed to the public.


— All linear/rail trails will be open to the public, including ATV trails.


— A limited number of day-use area restrooms at park properties will reopen for public use beginning Wednesday.

— All other facilities will remain closed, including towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations and concession buildings.

— Attractions where social distancing cannot be achieved will be closed as needed at various properties.


— All DNR boat launches are open. Minimize the spread of aquatic invasive species by removing plants and animals from boats before and after launching, draining all water from compartments, and never move live fish from any waterbody.


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