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Camping in the Parks

Wisconsin State Park System


In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, special conditions will be in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Changes to campground procedures are outlined below. All camping rules still apply.


Camping reservations are required and can be made for the same day of your arrival or up to 11 months in advance of your planned date of occupancy. Campers must make a reservation before setting up on any site.

Reserve a campsite online or by calling 1-888-947-2757.

Automatic check-in

Campers should proceed directly to their reserved campsite after the designated check-in time of 3 p.m. Campers will be automatically checked in through their reservation. All occupancy rules still apply.

DNR staff may periodically stop by campsites to verify check-in. Campers should keep a copy of their reservation on hand or available on a mobile device for staff to verify the reservation.

Campground hosts are present in many but not all campgrounds. Information regarding how to get in touch with property staff or conservation wardens will be available at kiosks located in campgrounds.

Vehicle admission stickers

Visitors must have a vehicle admission sticker adhered to their vehicle or proof of purchase for entry.

Firewood sales

Campers are reminded that only certified firewood or firewood originating from within 10 miles of the park is allowed into the park.

  • Firewood is available for sale at most state park properties.
  • Certified firewood dealers can be located through the DATCP website.

Group campsites

Outdoor group campsites and indoor group camps are open with a capacity of 350 people or less, with reservations.

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is noon for indoor group camp reservations.