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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.

Check Out Parks

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 may 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.

Participating Libraries

The Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library program began in 2022 and has grown to include more than 150 libraries statewide. Passes are available to library patrons to check out for a day visit to any state park, forest or recreation area that requires vehicle admission. Here's the complete list of participating libraries by county.

For new libraries interested in participating in this program or existing participants wishing to purchase additional passes, please follow the steps outlined below. 

Steps to purchase admission passes for libraries:

  1. Select one of the three methods of payment. A credit card is preferred.
  2. Purchase the day passes in sets of 10 ($5 per pass, $50 for ten passes).
  3. Indicate if a receipt is needed when placing the order.

Credit Card (preferred). Credit card orders can be placed by calling Dawn Hirst at Devil's Lake State Park at 608-356-8301 Ext.110. If Dawn is not immediately available, please leave a message referencing the Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library program and your contact information, and she will return your call. Have the following information ready: contact name, library name, mailing address, phone number, email, number of passes and credit card Information.

Check. If a credit card purchase cannot be made, send the information above and a check made out to Wisconsin DNR to:

Dawn Hirst
Attn: Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library
Devil's Lake State Park
S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913

Invoice. If an invoice is required, please email the information above by the deadline to with the subject line: "Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library."

Program Support

Support of this program is always welcome! Individuals, businesses, municipalities or others interested in supporting the program can email Missy VanLanduyt at for more information.