Wisconsin DNR: Skip The Line This Holiday Weekend ~ Buy Your State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker Online

Posted on 6-29-2023

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds the public to beat the crowds at state park properties this Fourth of July weekend by purchasing their 2023 Annual Vehicle Admission Stickers online.

With 50 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state biking trails, 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, 15,000 lakes and hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan and Mississippi River shoreline, Wisconsin has plenty of places to explore, and activities for everyone.

A Wisconsin State Park and Forest Vehicle Admission Sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests, and recreation areas. Annual vehicle admission stickers offer admission to all state parks and forests for the calendar year. The standard annual admission sticker rate for Wisconsin residents is $28.

Visitors must display an annual sticker or daily admission pass adhered to the vehicle as instructed or show proof of purchase upon entrance. Once you purchase your annual sticker online, you can use your email confirmation as proof of purchase to visit state park properties immediately.

If the sticker does not arrive in the mail in time, visitors may print the email receipt and place it on the driver’s side dashboard so that it can be read through the windshield.

“Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library”

Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library is a collaborative effort between the DNR, the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  This program allows library cardholders to check out a state park and daily forest vehicle admission pass from participating libraries. Along with the day pass, the cardholder will receive an informational kit of state park system materials and maps, stickers, accessibility information and more. The program aims to expand new visitors’ access to the Wisconsin State Park System.

See Participating Libraries, Fees, and Other Information HERE.

Find a Wisconsin state park property to explore by visiting the DNR’s website. The Find A Park feature on the DNR’s website allows you to search for park properties by activity or location.