Free Admission to Wisconsin State Parks on Sunday

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Sunday is  State Park Open House Day. Admission to all Wisconsin State parks, forests and trails is free!

The southeastern area of the state is home to several state parks & forests including:

  • Kettle Moraine State Forest – Waukesha, Walworth, and Washington Counties
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kenosha County
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan County
  • Big Foot Beach State Park, Walworth County

In addition to State Park Open House day on Sunday, Saturday is National Trails Day. All Wisconsin State trails offer free admission.

More information on State Park Open House Day and National Trails Day can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.  The DNR website also includes a nice map of Wisconsin showing the locations of all State Parks and Forests.

Free Fishing Weekend

As we posted previously, this weekend is also Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin.  All the waters of the state are open for free fishing. Residents and non-residents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (or trout or salmon stamps) over these two days. However, all other fishing regulations still apply.

Free Fishing Weekend: Fish Without a License in Wisconsin this Weekend

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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June 1-2 is Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin. State residents as well as those that live out-of-state are able to fish in Wisconsin without a license all weekend.

All of the waters of the state are open including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin. Residents and non-residents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (or trout or salmon stamps) over these two days, however all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) apply. Visit the Free Fishing Weekend page on the DNR website for more information.

Free fishing clinics and activities are scheduled at several locations throughout the state including a clinic at Memorial Park in Oconomowoc on Saturday.

In conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend, admission to all state parks, forest, trails and recreation areas are free on Sunday.

The annual Free Fishing Weekend is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and local sporting clubs.

Member Swap Day: Free Admission for Museum Members on Sunday

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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If you are a member of any of the major museums in Milwaukee, you’ll want to check out Member Swap Day on Sunday, May 19.

Museum members will receive free reciprocal admission to the other participating museums.

Member Swap Day participating museums:

  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
  • Discovery World
  • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • MSOE Grohmann Museum

To participate, museum members should present their membership card at any of the museums they wish to visit.

The participating museums may have special membership offers available during the event to encourage you to join.  More information is available on the Discovery World website.

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