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WI State Parks to allow group camping July 13

MADISON, WI-- Beginning July 13, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will start to allow group camping.

The restrictions include groups of 50 or fewer, with reservations.

Firewood will be available at certain locations.

Changes for campers and park visitors include:

Limited special events permitted with up to 50 people.

Unreserved use of open-air shelters with capacity limits and provisions for social distancing.


Shelter, amphitheater and group camping reservations, as well as special events through July 12 will be canceled and refunded.

Reservations for a longer stay at outdoor group camp sites with a capacity of 50 people or less that begin before July 13 and extend beyond July 13 will automatically be adjusted to begin July 13.

Camping reservations are required before setting up camp and are accepted by phone (1-888-947-2757) and online only.

Same-day camping reservations are available by phone (1-888-947-2757) and the online reservation system.

When coming to the property with an existing camping reservation, proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup.

Indoor group camps remain closed at this time.

Enclosed shelters and amphitheaters remain closed at this time.

Most Wisconsin state parks, forests and other day-use areas do not have garbage or recycling bins.

Bonney Bowman

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