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December 7, 2010

MADISON - The 2011 admission stickers to Wisconsin State Parks and Forests are now available at park and forest offices and at Department of Natural Resources service centers.

Winning Design by Stephanie Cuzner
2011 Wisconsin State Parks & Forests admission sticker designed by Stephanie Cuzner, a senior at Waukesha South High School.

"If you know someone who enjoys camping, swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, or wildlife watching, Wisconsin state park admission stickers and trail passes make excellent holiday gifts for those that enjoy being outdoors," says Kimberly Currie of the DNR Bureau of Parks and Recreation.

The stickers and trail passes give outdoor enthusiasts access to thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of nature hike opportunities, dozens of beaches, and some of the most scenic areas found in Wisconsin, Currie says.

"Park stickers are also the perfect gift for those just interested in absorbing simple solitude and the natural beauty of Wisconsin's outdoors," she adds.

The sticker provides vehicle admission to 60 state parks and forests across Wisconsin. There is no increase in sticker or trail pass fees for 2011. Admission stickers cost is $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for nonresidents. A family with more than one vehicle registered to the same household may purchase additional state park stickers at half price. A senior citizen annual sticker for $10 is available for Wisconsin Residents 65 years of age and older. Annual trail passes are $20 for residents and nonresidents.

A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or off-highway motorcycling on certain state trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking.

Admission stickers and trail passes are valid from the date of sale through Dec. 31, 2011, so cross-country skiers can use a 2011 trail to enjoy the ski trails yet this December.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Customer and General Information 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)

Correction: This article originally stated that park stickers were available through the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks website. Park stickers are no longer available through the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks website.

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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