MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on Wednesday, June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Some of the changes that campers and park visitors will experience beginning June 10 include:

Automatic touchless check-in.
New signs to educate visitors on recreating responsibly.
Park offices will remain closed to the public.


Camping reservations will be accepted by phone (1-888-947-2757) and online only to eliminate face to face interaction with DNR staff.
Same-day camping reservations are also now available by phone (1-888-947-2757) and the online reservation system.

Check-in is no longer necessary at the office or visitor station when coming to a property. Please proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup. Property staff will visit sites to monitor occupancy.

Campers should note that Rock Island State Park remains closed through June 30. The Washington Island Ferry Line has also currently suspended all trips to and from Rock Island.
Camping reservations for June 8 or 9 will be canceled and refunded; if reservations for a longer stay begin on June 8/9 and extend beyond June 10 your arrival will automatically be adjusted to June 10.


Group camping, shelters, and amphitheaters will be closed through June 30.
All reservation holders will be contacted and provided a full refund.


Most restrooms at state properties are now open.
Some remote water fountains may be closed in the day use area of the park or have the bubbler turned off and have access to the water spigot only.
All other facilities will remain closed, including towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations, and concessions.
Equipment rentals are unavailable at this time.


Firewood is not available

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