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Vehicle Admission Stickers

Wisconsin State Park System

Vehicle in a state park

A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks, forests and recreation areas. Admission stickers can be purchased online or at most individual properties via drive-up window service, electronic sales kiosks or self-registration stations.

Purchase a Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle admission sticker online.

Annual vehicle admission stickers

2023 Admission Sticker

Annual vehicle admission stickers offer admission to all state parks and forests for the calendar year.

The 2024 annual vehicle admission stickers are valid through Dec. 31, 2024.

Annual admission sticker rates Annual Reduced Rate
Vehicles with WI license plates $28 $15.50
Vehicles with WI license plates, residents age 65 and older $13 n/a
Vehicles with out-of-state plates $38 $20.50
*Reduced rate annual stickers are for additional vehicles registered to the same household address.

Daily vehicle admission stickers

Daily vehicle admission stickers are valid for the date of issue.

Daily admission sticker rates Daily* Devil's Lake Daily Peninsula & Willow River Daily
Vehicles with WI license plates $8 $13 $10
Vehicles with WI license plates, residents age 65 and older $3 $3 $3
Vehicles with out-of-state plates $11 $16 $13
Bus, with WI license plates $11 $16 $13
Bus, out-of-state plates $15 $20 $17
*Daily sticker rate applies to all properties except Devil's Lake, Peninsula and Willow River state parks.

There's an additional $5 fee for anyone who fails to pay for admission before using the park, forest, trail or recreation area. If a visitor refuses or fails to buy a sticker/trail pass, a citation can be issued.

How to purchase vehicle admission stickers

Buy online: The Department of Natural Resources has the option to purchase Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission stickers online. Annual and daily Wisconsin Resident, Annual Wisconsin Resident Senior and Nonresident Annual stickers can be purchased online. Additionally, one Reduced Rate Annual sticker (for a vehicle registered to the same household address) can be purchased online at the same time as a full-price sticker. An admission sticker or admission sticker package can be purchased one at a time through the online service. A combination of stickers/trail passes can be purchased in one transaction at a state park property.

Buy at a state park: Annual and daily admission stickers and state trail passes can be purchased at most Wisconsin State Park System properties via the following methods:

  • In-person at a drive-up property window during office hours (credit cards, cash or checks accepted).
  • At a self-registration station, available at every state park, forest, recreation area and trail from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily (cash or check accepted).
  • At an electronic sales kiosk, available at many properties from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily (credit cards accepted).
  • Via phone, by calling a local state park property office directly during office hours (credit cards accepted).

Please note: Vehicle admission stickers are not sold at Heritage Hill State Park. There is a per-person admission fee charged at Heritage Hill.

Buy at a DNR service center: State park stickers and state trail passes can also be purchased in person at open DNR service centers.

Vehicle Admission Sticker Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I purchase stickers for members of my organization?

Many companies and organizations purchase Wisconsin State Park annual vehicle admission stickers for their members. If you are interested in purchasing a bulk order of annual stickers on behalf of yourself or your organization, please contact and a WI State Park System representative will work with you to process your bulk order.  You must submit your email with the subject line “Bulk Order Request – Annual Vehicle Admission Stickers – (Name of Organization, if any)” and include the following information:

  • Contact Info
    • First and Last Name
    • Organization name (if any) 
    • Full Shipping Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
  • Order Info
    • Sticker Type(s), such as Resident, Nonresident, Senior etc.
    • Sticker Quantities
      • Minimum of 20 stickers per bulk order
  • Payment Info
    • Whether you intend to pay with either a credit card or check.
      • DO NOT provide your credit card details via email
    • Whether you require an invoice or not.

Orders take about two weeks to process/ship. Please remember there is no discount for bulk orders, all stickers are at the same rate regardless of quantity. Lastly, thank you for thinking of the WI State Park System

I have more than one car in my household, can I move one sticker between the two cars?

No, Wisconsin State Park vehicle admission stickers are NOT transferable. The sticker must be completely attached to the inside driver’s side of the windshield by its own adhesive (inside the lower left-hand corner).

Reduced rate vehicle admission stickers are available for households with additional vehicles registered to the same address. One reduced-rate annual vehicle admission sticker can be purchased online at the same time as a full-price annual sticker. Reduced rate stickers are also sold at individual park properties if you are purchasing more than one reduced rate sticker for your household.

What do I do if I want to go to a park but haven't received my online sticker order?

Visitors must have an admission sticker adhered to their vehicle as instructed on the sticker or proof of purchase for entry to Wisconsin State Parks. For more information about proof of purchase receipts, please see Admission Sticker and Trail Pass Receipts.

Can I get a replacement sticker if mine is lost/stolen?

No, Wisconsin State Parks is not responsible for lost or stolen admission stickers or state trail passes. If your sticker is lost or stolen, you will need to purchase a new one.

Can I get a refund for my admission sticker or trail pass order?

Annual or daily Wisconsin State Park admission stickers and state trail passes are non-refundable.

Can I get a replacement sticker if I'm getting a new car?

If you have a valid, current-year sticker and you are trading in your car or replacing a windshield with a vehicle admission sticker on it, you can get a replacement sticker for your new windshield at no charge by following the steps below.

  • Note the serial number of your current-year sticker.
  • Scrape enough of the old sticker off (it will come off in pieces) to prove you have it.
  • Print out the annual admission sticker replacement application form [PDF].
  • Bring the completed form and old sticker with you to a property with drive-up window service or;
  • Mail the form and old sticker to Attn: Sticker Replacement; Devil's Lake State Park; S5975 Park Road; Baraboo, WI 53913.

Please Note: Print and keep a copy of the replacement application form. You may use this copy of your completed form for entry into the state parks until your replacement sticker arrives. Place it on the driver’s side dash of your vehicle while at the property so that it can be read through the windshield.

What if I have a motorcycle?

The vehicle admission sticker rule applies to motorcycles. If your motorcycle does not have an adequate windshield or the sticker may damage the windshield, fasten the sticker in one of these places: on the front fork; behind the license plate; or under the seat. In some cases, a ranger may not see the sticker and issue you notice. If this happens, return to the park or forest office to show your sticker and void the notice.

What if I have a rental car?

The same vehicle admission rules apply to rental cars. Admission stickers must correspond to the license plate of the vehicle (a rental vehicle with out-of-state license plates must purchase a nonresident admission sticker). Per state statute, an admission sticker is non-transferable and must be affixed to the front windshield by its own adhesive to be valid. If you have not received your sticker yet, follow the guidelines above.

Do I need a vehicle admission sticker if I’m camping?

Yes, a vehicle admission sticker is required for any motor vehicles brought into the property, including campgrounds. A camper without an annual sticker will need to buy one daily sticker for each night of camping. Free daily stickers are available for vehicles towed or carried into the property by a vehicle with a purchased sticker.

Are there any discounts for admission stickers?

The Wisconsin State Park System offers several types of waivers for admission fees: