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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
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Wisconsin State Parks

Wisconsin State Park SystemGathering in state parks and forests

In order to preserve state parks' natural beauty for future visitors to enjoy, it's against Wisconsin law to destroy, molest, deface or remove any natural growth or natural or archaeological feature from the parks.

However, you may pick edible fruits, edible nuts, wild mushrooms, wild asparagus and watercress for personal consumption.

Some mushrooms are edible and others are deadly and it's difficult to tell one from another. Whole books have been written on the subject. Use extreme caution!

Collecting seeds from herbaceous plants such as grasses and wildflowers is not allowed without written authorization from the department.

No one may collect rocks, minerals or fossil materials on state natural areas, state wild rivers, state parks, state trails, Havenwoods state forest preserve, state recreation areas or Point Beach or Kettle Moraine state forests, except with a written permit from the property manager.

Last revised: Friday May 27 2016