Spending the Night In Wisconsin’s Great Outdoors Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Wisconsin is a state that is committed to public lands. We actually had the very first state park and there are now 66 state parks that cover more than 60,000 acres; another 471,000 acres are state forest land. One of the best ways to see and explore our state is by camping. The state has more than 5,000 campsites on public lands. These range from drive-in spots for 2-4 people on up to large family and group campgrounds. There are indoor group locations, accessible locations and even those that can only be reached by foot, boat or horseback. From Big Foot Beach State Park to the south up to Big Bay State Park in the Madeline Islands and from Kinnickinnic State Park to the west and Rock Island State park out in Lake Michigan, nearly every inch of our state is near a public land space to explore. And now doing so has gotten even easier.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Learn more about the state parks from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Here’s the website for booking same-day sites online: wisconsin.goingtocamp.com. Or call (888) 947-2757.