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Opening and closing hours

Wisconsin State Park System

Most Wisconsin state parks, recreation areas, trails and forest campgrounds are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are some exceptions:

  1. Registered campers may be in or en route to their campsites during closed hours.
  2. Where lands are open to hunting, hunters may enter an hour before the opening of hunting hours.
  3. The Sugar River State Trail has no closed hours.
  4. Whitefish Dunes State Park closes at 8 p.m.
  5. People who are in a park for the sole purpose of fishing may:
    • stay after the usual closing time;
    • enter an hour before sunrise;
    • enter the park or recreation area during closed hours on the opening weekend of fishing season; and
    • use boat launching facilities in northern state forests during closed hours.
  6. Individual parks may establish different hours for special events and programs.

Hunters and anglers must have a vehicle admission sticker and valid hunting license or fishing license.

Park hours may vary and are posted in the park office.