State Parks This Summer
Here is some information about what you can expect at State parks this season.
Observation towers/areas and playgrounds will now be open to the public on April 30. Open air shelters, amphitheaters and outdoor group campgrounds will remain open and will have an increased capacity of 100 people.
Non-department led special events will increase to a maximum of 100 people however, partners are encouraged to work with property managers to safely phase events that may have more participants.
Department-led events and programming will continue to be on hold until further notice including our naturalist programs.
Park Admission Stickers Available
The 2021 stickers and passes for admission to parks, forests, recreation areas and trails are valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2021. The vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 60 state parks, forests and recreation areas across Wisconsin. The stickers are required on all motor vehicles visiting state parks and recreation areas. Some state forest and trail parking areas also require the sticker.
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 specific state trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking.
An admission sticker costs $28 for Wisconsin residents or $38 for non-residents. If there is more than one vehicle registered to the same household, additional state park stickers are available for $15.50 for residents and $20.50 for non-residents. A senior citizen annual sticker for $13 is available for Wisconsin residents 65 years of age and older. Annual trail passes are $25 for residents and non-residents.
Resident and non-resident annual admission stickers are available online, at state park facilities statewide and over the phone. State trail passes are available only at individual properties or over the phone.
Phone customers can purchase stickers over the phone by calling the DNR at 1-888-305-0398 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week, to place their order.
Friends of Perrot State Park provide volunteer and financial support to Perrot State Park, providing visitors with enhanced opportunities to experience nature.
It has been a busy and unusual year for Friends due to Covid 19. Although the campground was late to open, when it did open lots of campers came. Weekday occupation rates were about double normal. Eighty face cords of firewood, mostly from dead hazard trees in the campground, were cut, split, and dried by Friends for sale to campers. All the “homemade” firewood was sold by Labor Day, and firewood we purchased from a vendor has been the only option since. Because there was no cost but labor for the firewood, sale of firewood was a financial positive. However, Covid 19 prevented the renting of canoes and kayaks, which is the other main source of revenue for Friends.
Our Wisconsin State Parks need your support more than ever. Please become a member, donate, and volunteer!
Thanks to our Friends
Thanks to Friends of Wisconsin State Parks for granting funds for purchasing supplies for interpretive program supplies including hands-on projects for kids.
Thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for funds for maintaining and improving Perrot Ridge trails.
Thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for funds for improving the roof and windows at the Nature Center.
Perrot State Park can use the help for volunteers for many tasks. Read more about volunteering at state parks here: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/volunteer.html
You can download and complete the Perrot State Park volunteer application and submit it to the Park office. Park staff will contact you. Thank you for giving your time and talent to this beautiful park.