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Fees for Wisconsin State Parks and Trails waived amid coronavirus pandemic

New project seeks to create more equitable access to trails
Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:12:47-04

Did someone say free? The Department of Natural Resources has waived all fees for Wisconsin State Parks and Trails beginning Tuesday.

Gov. Evers has issued a statewide 'Stay at Home' order that goes into effect Wednesday at 8 a.m.; however, individuals are still allowed to leave their homes to go for walks and be in nature, according to the order.

That being said, state parks and trails will remain open and all entrance fees will be waived, so take advantage! Restrooms will also be open, but the DNR reminds the public not to congregate in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

State buildings such as park headquarters, offices, visitor centers, nature centers, ranger stations, etc. will be closed, but staff will still be available at recreational areas such as trails and fishing and hunting areas.

Boat launches and waters remain open. Those who have a fishing license are still able to fish.

If you do choose to go in public during this time and explore Wisconsin's trails, remember to wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face and avoid social gatherings.

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