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Parks in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to 19 state parks, nine state forests, nine state recreation areas and 19 state trails. That said, there is no shortage of exploration to be had in The Badger State. In addition to a hearty number of parks and trails, the changing of the seasons allows for dozens of activities that are suitable for both top athletes, as well as family outings. Below, find more information on:

Outdoor Activities

Whether you are interested in engaging with wildlife, or are looking to plan your next camping trip on state grounds, the lands of Wisconsin host soil that is ideal for activity seekers of all ages and levels. Below, find a breakdown of outdoor activities to be had from forests to trails.

Exercise enthusiasts can enjoy:

Wildlife seekers can engage in:

Family fun activities include:

Camping Options

If it’s time for a family reunion, a long, solo weekend away or a bonding experience with your closest friends, the camping grounds throughout Wisconsin offer opportunities for all walks. Did you know there are more than 4,900 campsites located within the Wisconsin State Park System? Camping options across the state include:

Trapping in Wisconsin

Known as a time-honored tradition throughout the state, trapping is a pastime in which many Wisconsinites choose to partake. If you do not own a trapping license, you must take a few steps before you will be eligible to trap, and they are as follows:

  1. You must take a trapper education course if you do not have a license and are not actively engaged in farming. Students should be approximately 10 years old in order to enroll. The cost of a trapper class is $12.
  2. You must buy a trapping license in order to take part in this activity. Resident trapping licenses cost $20, while nonresident trapping licenses cost $150.

The types of species eligible for trapping in Wisconsin include:

Volunteering at Wisconsin State Parks

If you have some extra time on your hands, and your love of the outdoors supersedes the occasional visit, consider becoming a volunteer at your favorite wilderness location in Wisconsin. In order to become a park volunteer, all you need to do is fill out a Volunteer Agreement form and go through an interview process with a property superintendent. Volunteer opportunities include:

  1. Becoming the host of a campground.
  2. Acting as a visitor center volunteer.
  3. Becoming a naturalists or nature center host.
  4. Adopting and caring for a trail.
  5. Being a volunteer for special projects.
  6. Becoming a trail tender.