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Fees waived for state parks and trails during COVID-19 outbreak

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Peninsula State Park

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is waiving fees for all state parks and trails that continue to remain open to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, should you need a place with space, getting outdoors has both physical and mental benefits.

The DNR is asking people utilizing the parks to avoid congregate at restrooms, self-registration stations or electronic kiosks.

Law enforcement and property staff will continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

All state park offices, visitor centers, and non-essential buildings are closed for the duration of the public health emergency.

Boat launches at state parks remain open.

All campsites are closed through April 30.

Wisconsin's waters are open. You can fish if you have a license. Normal season regulations apply.