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Open the Outdoors

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all abilities around the state. In our parks and forests, on land and water, everyone can find a niche or simply enjoy a moment never experienced before. Open the Outdoors is your resource for recreation options for individuals with disabilities. Check our pages on individual activities through our navigation links and be sure to check back for updates. Get out there today.



Find accessible recreation opportunities available at state properties.


Experience the outdoors with adaptive kayaks, beaches, beach wheelchairs and sit skis.


Support accessible, universal access at state properties - donate to the Wisconsin Accessible Outdoors Fund.

Accessible Camping & Cabins

Find information about accessible camping and cabins.

Disability Advisory Council

Council Charter, meeting minutes and membership information.

Permits & Licensing

Links to permits and licensing resources for people with disabilities.

External Partners

Organizations that offer a variety of opportunities for people with disabilities to get outdoors.