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Public Access Lands

Parks, forests, wildlife, fisheries, natural areas, trails and flowages

Wisconsin has a variety of outstanding natural resources, such as rushing trout streams, native prairies, vast green forests, pristine wild rivers, and picturesque waterfalls. Each year, thousands of people hunt, fish, hike, boat, ski, camp, and study nature. Public lands are places where you can get outside, recreate and enjoy all the natural beauty Wisconsin has to offer.

Public access lands maps

Find your way to the outdoors

State Park system

Find a park, trail or recreation area

State Wildlife Areas

Locate a State Wildlife Area

State Fisheries Areas

Find a great places to toss a line

State Forests

Find recreation opportunities at a state forests

State Natural Areas

Explore a state natural area near you

Voluntary Public Access

Share the land, keep traditions alive and earn money, too

Turkey hunter access program

Financial incentives for landowners who open their land to turkey hunting