Free fun for everyone June 4-5, 2016Four Seasons of Fun
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On June 4 and 5, the following outdoors activities are free for Wisconsin residents and visitors alike!
- Free entry to state parks and forests
- Free fishing
- Free DNR trails
- Free ATV/UTV riding on public trails open to such uses
- Read the transcript from a live chat on Free Fun Weekend. Look under "completed events" for the Four pack of fun weekend link.
Where to go
Family-Friendly Trail Map
Try these flatter, shorter trails with lots to look at and experience, including tunnels and waterfalls at some.
It's a lot easier to enjoy fishing if the kids are having fun.
Adaptive equipment, accessible cabins and lists of accessible boat launches and fishing piers are just a few of the ways we're trying to open the outdoors to everyone.
More places to go
Striking out on your own and finding new places to go is half the fun. Explore outdoors!
Plan your Free Fun Weekend
Planning your adventure is as easy as 1-2-3 with our online tools.
- 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.
- Decide if you want to sleep under the stars or wake up to modern conveniences.
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.
- 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 4 and 5 but camping and other fees apply.
- Visit www.travelwisconsin.com for other accomodations.
- View our nature and events calendar for state parks and forests for that weekend and our fishing clinic schedule.
- View Travelwisconsin.com 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.
On the weekend of June 4-5, the fun's on us! Watch our video to learn how you can enjoy some of the best outdoor recreation anywhere -- for free!
What's in the 4-pack o' fun
June 4-5 is the perfect weekend to try a new outdoors activity or return to one you haven't tried in a long time. Challenge yourself and try them all!
Free Fishing June 4-5
- On June 4-5 Wisconsin residents and visitors can fish anywhere for free in Wisconsin. No license is needed -- this includes inland trout and Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing.
- New to fishing or just need to brush up on your casting? Attend one of the free fishing clinics being hosted around the state.
- Free fishing equipment for loan at 50 state parks, DNR offices, and partner organizations.
- Fishing rules such as limits, size and species of fish that you can keep do apply during free fishing weekend.
State Parks Free Fun Weekend June 4-5
- On June 4 and 5, all state park vehicle admission fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived.
- All state trail pass fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived.
- Cooperatively-run state trails also may waive fees on this day.
Free Trails June 4-5
- On June 4 & 5, all state trail pass fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived.
- Cooperatively-run state trails also may waive fees.
Ride free ATV/UTV weekend June 4-5
- On June 4 & 5, ATV/UTV owners can ride free; you do not need to have your machine registered in Wisconsin. Nonresident ATV/UTV owners do not need to have a trail pass on these days. Enjoy the free ride!
- All other rules apply -- safety education certification is required for all UTV and
ATV operators who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988.
- Find places to ride on the Wisconsin ATV Association website and travelwisconsin.com.
- Find organized rides and events on the Wisconsin ATV Association's Registration-Free Weekend webpage.