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Wisconsin State Park Visits Surge Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

DNR Reports $15M From Vehicle Admission Fees, Trail Passes

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Fall at brady's Bluff, Perrot State Park, Aaron Carlson (CC-BY-SA)
Brady’s Bluff in Wisconsin’s Perrot State Park rewards hikers with a stunning autumn panorama. Aaron Carlson (CC-BY-SA).

More people are flocking to Wisconsin state parks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

WMTV-TV reports officials have reported a 12 percent increase in both visitation and camping.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission fees and trail passes from January through August. That’s up 21 percent from the same period in 2019.

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Renee Hable, of Madison, said she and her husband had to find a new adventure, so they challenged themselves to visit every Wisconsin state park in Wisconsin. The only park they missed was Rock Island in Door County because it remains closed.

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