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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 (PALS) maps

Find your way to the outdoors

Private Lands with Public Access

Find privately owned public access open for hunting, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing and cross-country skiing.

State Fisheries Areas

Find great places to toss a line

State Forests

Find recreation opportunities at a state forest

State Natural Areas

Explore a State Natural Area near you

State Park system

Find a park, trail or recreation area

State Wildlife Areas

Locate a State Wildlife Area

Fishing Opportunities