You and your family have a chance to explore some Wisconsin State Parks absolutely Free on June 1 and 2. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wisconsin residents and visitors can fish, hike or bike state trails, enjoy admission to state parks and forests and ride public ATV trails  ALL for free. on those two days.

DNR Secretary-Designee Preston Cole said "Wisconsin is a beautiful playground, especially in summer. Not many states can boast the array of natural recreation opportunities we have here. Fun Free Weekend is the perfect time to enjoy our state parks, forests and trails. I urge you to get out and explore, you might just like it."

On Free Fun Weekend, June 1-2, 2019:

  • No fishing license is needed to fish any waters. This includes inland trout and Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing, which normally would require a trout stamp in addition to a license. Fishing rules such as limits on the size and species of fish that can be kept do apply, however.
  • All state trail pass fees on all DNR-owned state trails are waived and cooperatively-run state trails also may waive fees.
  • All state park vehicle admission sticker fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived.
  • ATV registration and trail pass fees are waived.

Free fishing equipment is available at more than 50 State Parks as well as Free Fishing clinics. This is a great way for you as an individual, family or group of friends can enjoy the great outdoors in Wisconsin to kick off the Summer Season. More information about free fun weekend in Wisconsin's outdoors is available on the DNR website. Go to and search "free fun."

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