Explore Wisconsin State Parks

April 11, 2024

College Library is participating in the Check Out Wisconsin State Parks at Your Library program. This program offers Wiscard holders at UW-Madison entry to state parks, recreation areas and forests; and thousands of miles of hiking, biking, and water trails. Each vehicle pass is valid for one day – of your choosing. The Wisconsin State Park System is comprised of 50 state parks, 9 recreation areas, 15 state forests, and 44 state trails. There are over 6,500 campsites across this system, plus over 500 boat access sites, 700 miles of equestrian trails, along with the hiking & biking trails. From the forested Northwoods to the glacially formed Lake Michigan coast to the Driftless region and down to the southern border, Wisconsin has something for everyone. To learn more about state parks, please visit their website.

The daily admission pass is valid for a one-day, one-vehicle visit to a state park, forest, or recreation area. The only eligibility requirement is that the pass must be used on a vehicle with Wisconsin license plates. (Also, no busses). Recipients should keep this pass in the driver’s side dashboard of the vehicle. State parks are open 6 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week.

As of May 15, College Library distributed all of their passes. You can find information on purchasing a variety of passes on the State Park website.

This partnership project is brought to you by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries-A Division of the Wisconsin Library Association, the Wisconsin State Park System at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Nicolet Federated Library System, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, and the C.D. Besadny Fund from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.