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Free admission at all WI state parks this weekend

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MADISON (WKOW) -- This weekend admission is free at all of Wisconsin's state parks.

People can fish on the lakes, ride on the hundreds of miles of trails and hike for no charge on June 7th and 8th. For one weekend every year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources opens the gates for free at all 64 state parks.

Officials at Rib Mountain State Park in Wausau say it's a great way to encourage families who normally wouldn't visit to come out.

"It's a way to promote our properties and the different things we have to offer by getting people to, that may not normally visit a state park, they'll come and visit and a lot of people enjoy their visit so much their stop on their way out and purchase an annual sticker," says property manager William Bursaw.

Entry to all parks and forests is free, but if you want to stay overnight, you will still have to pay a camping fee.

Visit the DNR's website for more details.

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