Wisconsin State Park Closures

Lack Of Social Distancing Compliance A Factor

April 9, 2020
Devil's Lake State Park

Devil's Lake State Park, Getty Images

Governor Tony Evers says he wanted to keep the parks open to give residents a place to experience nature during this difficult time, but says he made the decisoin to close parks due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect health and safety and help flatten the curve.

Here's the list of park closures:

South Central Region

  • Aztalan State Park
  • Belmont Mound State Park
  • Blue Mound State Park
  • Cadiz Springs State Recreational Area,
  • Capital Springs State Recreational Area
  • Cross Plains State Park
  • Devil’s Lake State Park
  • Fenley State Recreational Area
  • Governor Dodge State Park
  • Governor Nelson State Park
  • Lake Kegonsa State Park
  • Lower Wisconsin Riverway
  • Mackenzie Center
  • Mirror Lake State Park
  • Natural Bridge State Park
  • Nelson Dewey State Park
  • New Glarus Woods State Park
  • Rocky Arbor State Park
  • Sauk Prairie State Recreational Area
  • Tower Hill State Park
  • Wyalusing State Park
  • Yellowstone Lake State Park
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area
  • Pewits Nest State Natural Area
  • Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area
  • Dells of The Wisconsin River State Natural Area

Southeast Region

  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Havenwoods State Forest
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Lapham Peak
  • Loew Lake
  • Mukwonago River
  • Northern Unit
  • Pike Lake
  • Southern Unit
  • Lakeshore State Park
  • Richard Bong State Recreational Area

Northeast Region

  • High Cliff State Park