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Free parks, trails, fishing this weekend in Wisconsin

No admission fees or fishing licenses needed for outdoor fun Saturday and Sunday.

Water flows through Amnicon Falls State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park in Douglas County is one of 49 Wisconsin state parks where admission is free Saturday and Sunday. Free Fun Weekend also includes no fishing license requirement for anglers.
Clint Austin / 2020 file / Duluth News Tribune
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds folks that National Trails Day Saturday falls on the state’s Free Fun Weekend, when all admission and trail fees are waived at state parks, forests and trails Saturday and Sunday.

The state's Free Fun Weekend also means that residents and non-residents don't need a fishing licenses to fish in Wisconsin waters.

Visit dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Parks for trail maps, directions and park info. Wisconsin has 49 state parks, 15 state forests and 44 state biking trails, with trails for all abilities and activities. Several properties offer dedicated trails for mountain biking, ATVs or horseback riding in addition to hiking trails.

For more information on Free Fun Weekend, go to dnr.wisconsin.gov/adventure/freefun.

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