WI DNR Trail Passes/Park Admission Passes On Sale Again Friday, Sept 4

Daily trail and park admission passes will again be sold at all state park system properties beginning on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Options for purchasing a daily admission or trail pass will vary by property, with at least one of the following options available at each property:

  • * Electronic pay station
  • * Self-registration station
  • * Drive-up window service

“We are excited to continue to add services back for our customers, and our staff have done an excellent job of preparing for a safe transaction with our visitors,” said Mark Aquino, acting Park and Recreation Management Bureau Director.

Many properties have electronic pay stations where visitors will be able to purchase both annual and daily passes with a credit card, either directly from their vehicles or by walking up to the pay station.

Self-registration stations will be available at all properties for visitors to purchase annual and daily admission passes with cash. Visitors are reminded to bring their own pen, have exact change and to use hand sanitizer after conducting their purchase.

Some drive-up windows will also be available for visitors to purchase daily or annual admission passes with credit cards, cash or check. Credit cards must not require a pin. Visitors will also be able to consult staff for park information through drive-up windows, where open.

Visitors using the drive-up window option will find a plexiglass barrier and a minimum of 6 feet distance between themselves and staff. All equipment used in customer transactions at the drive-up windows will be disinfected after each use.

While drive-up windows will be open to customers throughout the fall (locations and hours will vary), state park system headquarters and office buildings will remain closed to the public.

Visitors will still be able to purchase annual park admission and trail passes over the phone by calling 1-888-305-0398 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. 

As we move into the holiday weekend be mindful of the following:

  • Temporary capacity restrictions will be put into place as needed to manage admissions and overcrowding at properties. 
  • Attractions at which social distancing cannot be achieved are closed at various properties.
  • All other facilities currently closed such as towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, entrance stations and concession buildings remain closed to the public.
You can find out more by visiting https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/