Lands and outdoor activities

Visit
a state park, forest, trail or recreation area.
Learn
about Wisconsin's wildlife and the habitat in which they live.
Locate
a great place to recreate.

Wisconsin can take pride in its vast treasure of natural resources. Clean air, clean water and healthy landscapes. These are foundations of Wisconsin's economy, environment and quality of life. They are the assets that separate us from the rest of the pack.

Since 1876, the state of Wisconsin has been acquiring land to meet conservation and recreation needs. Additionally, Wisconsin offers a multitude if recreational opportunities. State parks, forests, trails and recreation areas report about 14 million visits a year! Come join the fun and get outdoors!

State Park System
Camping & Reservations

Find a park, forest, recreation area or trail; make camping reservations; purchase a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass; explore the great outdoors!

Outdoor recreation
Get Outdoors!

Nature provides beautiful backdrops during any season for a full range of traditional outdoor recreational activities. Find a new adventure!

State owned recreation lands
hiker

Wisconsin has so many different types of properties! Some located right out your back door! Find some of the lesser known state owned properties and get away!

Endangered resources
Earth day

Native plants, animals and landscapes are a big part of what makes Wisconsin a great state. Preserving this natural heritage for now and future generations is our mission.

Wildlife and habitat
view of wetland

Nothing compares with the experience of watching a wild animal in its habitat. The experience gives us a connection with nature, a sense of wonder, peacefulness and beauty.

Access to private lands
prairie flowers

Find private lands that are open for public use.


Last revised: Tuesday October 30 2012