Wisconsin is giving locals and visitors alike a good reason to experience the state's considerable outdoor charms on June 2-3. 

That weekend, admission will be free at all Wisconsin state parks, encompassing forests, hiking trails, lakes, bluffs, and beaches.

You can hit the trails to see picturesque cascades at Copper Falls (pictured above) in the northern part of the state, survey the mighty Mississippi River at Perrot State Park along the Minnesota border, gawk at rock formations surrounding Devil's Lake near central Baraboo, or explore the string of parks lining the shore of peninsular Door County jutting into Lake Michigan—and you won't pay a dime. 


Fishing will be free statewide on those dates, too—no license or trout stamp needed, according to the Chicago Tribune. What's more, a number of fishing clinics and loaner equipment will be available at a number of watery spots at no additional charge.

Fees for campsites, however, do still apply. 

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