Contact(s): Joe Liebau, Jr. Secretary's Director for Southeast Wisconsin, 414-263-8513
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Find out everything you need to know to 'Enjoy Wisconsin's Wild Side' by stopping by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' area at the Wisconsin State Fair's Exploratory Park.
Never been to a state park before or realize all the fun things you can do in the outdoors? Then stop by the DNR area and find out what's in store for you at a state park, forest or natural area. Whether it's swimming, hiking or riding the ATV trails you can find something to enjoy in the outdoors.
Visitors to the DNR's Wisconsin State Park System booth will discover everything they need to know to visit a Wisconsin state park, forest, trail or recreation area. State Park Visitor Guides will be available that list all park properties across the park system and what activities and facilities are available at each location.
Two large screen TVs will allow visitors to select from more than a dozen videos that highlight the different experiences and activities people can participate in at different properties.
While the information booth will not offer park stickers or trail passes for sale, visitors will be provided with information on the many options for purchasing those items at park offices, DNR service centers or by phone or online through the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. Hunting and fishing licenses will also not be on sale at the State Fair, but the public can now easily purchase and print licenses from a computer or smart device using the DNR's online Go Wild system to enjoy Wisconsin's wild side.
Maybe you'd like to find out more about Wisconsin's plants, animals and landscapes. Then stop by and talk to one of our experts from the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation and learn more about the rare wildlife in our state, learn how to build a bat house or how you can help endangered species. Register at the NHC exhibit for a chance to win one of our eagle license plates.
Don't forget-the DNR is still at the Wisconsin State Fair and you can find us in the North Building at Exploratory Park, located directly across from the Original Cream Puff Pavilion.
"We are excited to once again be at the Wisconsin State Fair! It's been great working in partnership with the Wisconsin State Fair to operate the Exploratory Park this year," according to Joe Liebau, Jr. Secretary's Director for Southeast Wisconsin. "We're mindful of the history of the DNR's involvement with the state fair. That involvement continues but with an emphasis on our state parks, forests, and natural areas," he added.
The 2017 Wisconsin State Fair takes place from Aug. 3 to 13 and is located at 640 S. 84th St. in West Allis. The DNR exhibit is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.