Starting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, library card holders can check out a daily admission pass from participating libraries including the Deer Park Public Library. The passes will be valid for free admission for one vehicle at any state park, forest or recreation area where admission is required.
Along with the day pass, the cardholder will receive an informational kit of state park system materials and maps, a Wisconsin Explorer book, stickers, accessibility information and more. The goal of the pilot program is to expand access to Wisconsin state park system properties to new visitors. Each of the 20 libraries will receive 50 daily passes available for one-time use. Participating libraries include:
- Argyle Public Library, Beloit Public Library, Deer Park Public Library, Edgerton Public Library, Farnsworth Public Library (Oconto), Franklin Public Library, Grantsburg Public Library, Hales Corners Public Library, Hedberg Public Library (Janesville), Irvin Young Memorial Library (Whitewater), Kenosha Public Library, McMillan Public Library (Wisconsin Rapids), Mercer Public Library, North Shore Public Library (Glendale), Oak Creek Public Library, Platteville Public Library, Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library (Hayward), Shorewood Public Library (Milwaukee), Wauwatosa Public Library and Winter Public Library.
Check Out Wisconsin’s State Parks At Your Library is a collaborative effort between the DNR, Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Nicolet Federated Library System and Southwest Wisconsin Library System underwrote the day passes cost. This pilot program ends on March 1, 2023.
WHERE TO EXPLORE
Looking to recharge at one of Wisconsin’s state park properties? Check out some of the best hiking, biking and interpretive trails, swimming beaches, kayak launches, shore fishing areas and other hidden gems on one of our summer exploration maps below.
OutWiGo Summer Exploration Maps
- Northeast Wisconsin
- Northwest Wisconsin
- Southeast Wisconsin
- Southwest Wisconsin
- Hidden Gems in the Wisconsin State Park System
Accessibility at Wisconsin State Parks
See our map of accessible trails, campsites, cabins, adaptive equipment, fishing piers and more at Wisconsin’s state park properties.
You can also find new places to explore on our Find-a-Park page.
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