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Wisconsin State Park System

Skiing in WinterOutWiGo (pronounced: Out We Go) is a statewide initiative encouraging everyone to improve their health and wellness by getting out and active outdoors.

OutWiGo Green - Saturday, May 13, 2023

OutWiGo Green

Join Wisconsin State Park System staff and friends for a day of adventure, learning and celebrating in the outdoors. OutWiGo Green is a unique outdoor recreation and conservation event set in Wisconsin's beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit. From group hikes, bike rides, paddling, rock climbing, nature crafts and more, this fun day is fit for OutWiGo-Getters of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. Bring friends and family or fly solo. Learn more about this event on our OutWiGo Green webpage.

Run for the Trees: Happy Little 5K - April 22-28, 2023

We are partnering with the Michigan DNR for the 2023 Run for the Trees: Happy Little 5K [exit DNR].

Happy Little 5K

This annual event is inspired by Bob Ross, the American painter, art instructor and television host of the PBS show "The Joy of Painting", and his love of the outdoors.

Runners, walkers, hikers and rollers can complete their 5K anywhere outdoors anytime between April 22-28, 2023. Wisconsin State Parks and Forests are a great place to finish your 5K!

This event is an excellent opportunity to get some exercise and protect our natural resources at the same time. Race proceeds support tree planting and forest protection efforts - such as invasive plant and forest pest management and early detection surveys - in state parks.

The $34 registration fee includes a Keepsake Happy Little T-shirt, Commemorative Bib Number and Finisher's Medal.

Sign up for the 2023 Happy Little Trees 5K! [exit DNR].

Check Out Wisconsin State Parks at Your Library

Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library is a collaborative effort between the DNR, Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Download the Check out Wisconsin State Parks at your Library Poster [exit DNR] for ways to participate and support the program.

Download the Check out Wisconsin State Parks at your Library Poster.

This program allows library cardholders to check out a state park daily vehicle admission pass from participating libraries. Along with the day pass, the cardholder will receive an informational kit of state park system materials and maps, stickers, accessibility information and more. The goal of the program is to expand access to Wisconsin state park system properties to new visitors. 

The 2022 pilot program has ended, but 2023 Check Out Wisconsin State Parks At Your Library program and the participating libraries will be announced soon! Visit this webpage in the coming weeks for updates.

Where to explore

Are you looking to recharge at one of Wisconsin's state park properties? Check out our groomed cross-country ski trails, great places for snowshoeing and hiking, sledding hills and other hidden gems on one of our winter exploration maps below.

OutWiGo Winter Exploration Maps

Accessibility at Wisconsin State Parks

See our map of accessible trails, campsites, cabins, adaptive equipment, fishing piers and more at Wisconsin's state park properties.

You can also find new places to explore on our Find-a-Park page.

OutWiGo Newsletter

To stay in touch with what's going on in the Wisconsin State Park System, subscribe to the OutWiGo email newsletter highlighting current happenings in Wisconsin state park system properties.

Past Newsletter Issues

Nature Discovery Kits

Download our nature discovery kits and start exploring!

Be an OutWiGo-Getter!

OutWiGo-Getters are people who love to get outdoors and are active in Wisconsin state parks.

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and show us how you OutWiGo by tagging your outdoor adventures with #OutWiGo.

OutWiGo for everyone

The Wisconsin DNR is committed to providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. Open the Outdoors is your resource for information on recreation opportunities available for individuals with disabilities.