Get outside, get active, and enjoy Wisconsin’s natural resources…for free!
The first full weekend of June is the perfect weekend to try a new outdoors activity or return to one you haven’t tried in a long time.
Free Fishing Weekend
Wisconsin residents and visitors can fish anywhere for free in Wisconsin. No license is needed — this includes inland trout and Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing.
Free fishing clinics hosted around the state.
Free fishing equipment for loan at 50 state parks, DNR offices, and partner organizations.
Fishing rules such as limits, size and species of fish that you can keep do apply during free fishing weekend.
State Parks Free Fun Weekend
All state park vehicle admission fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived. All state trail pass fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived. Cooperatively-run state trails also may waive fees on this day.
Free Trails Weekend
All state trail pass fees on all DNR-owned properties are waived.
Cooperatively-run state trails also may waive fees.
Ride free ATV/UTV weekend
ATV/UTV owners can ride free; you do not need to have your machine registered in Wisconsin. Nonresident ATV/UTV owners do not need to have a trail pass on these days. Enjoy the free ride!
All other rules apply — safety education certification is required for all UTV and ATV operators who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988.
Use Explore Outdoors to select the activities you want to do and where you want to go. Or find a park, forest, recreation area or trail and then explore your options for activities. More info can be found on the Wisconsin DNR’s website.