Make Winter Wonderful With Off-Season Camping



Make Winter Wonderful With Off-Season Camping


Smaller crowds can make winter a right time to find your camping adventure. / Photo Credit: iStock/JulieF514

Winter camping is some kind of wonderful. Think quiet parks, ultra cozy campfires and unique experiences you just can’t have in the warmer months, like frozen waterfalls and snow-covered Lake Michigan dunes.

And you have plenty of Wisconsin destinations to choose from, as more than 20 of our state properties offer camping in the winter.

Find tips on packing, booking and cooking for off-season camping in the winter issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.

Tag us on social on your wonderful winter adventures using #OutWiGo.


OutWiGo For Free Fishing Weekend

Whether you’re an experienced angler or someone casting a line for the first time, mark your calendars for Free Fishing Weekend, Jan. 21-22. No fishing license or trout and salmon stamps are required.

Anglers can fish state waters where there is an open season, both on the ice or from shore. All other fishing regulations apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish you can keep and any seasons when you must release certain fish species.

As a reminder, anglers cannot fish spring trout ponds during the Winter Free Fishing Weekend. Please review the trout regulations and 2022-2023 Hook and Line regulations for more information.

If you plan to keep your catch, be sure to review the DNR’s Safe Eating Guidelines to stay informed of potential consumption advisories impacting some waterbodies throughout the state.

Photo Credit: iStock/emholk


Highlighting Snapshot Wisconsin

You know about the millions of photos collected by Snapshot Wisconsin, but how does this photo data make an impact on the species captured in those photos? In the January edition of the Snapshot Wisconsin newsletter, the Snapshot team shares the newest way Snapshot data is feeding into the decision-making process.

Additionally, the team highlights the unique experience of one Snapshot summer intern.

Learn more about how to get involved in Snapshot Wisconsin and Zooniverse.