The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Wisconsin State Parks and Recreation

Wisconsin has no national parks, but it has 47 State Parks, 13 State Forests, 31 State Fishery Areas, 5 State Fish Hatcheries, 76 State Wildlife Areas, 23 State Wildlife Management Areas, 2 State Wildlife Refuges,  2 National Forests, 1 National Wildlife Area, 5 National Wildlife Refuges, and 7 wilderness areas.


Wisconsin State Parks

Wisconsin State Forests

Wisconsin State Fishery Areas

Wisconsin State Fish Hatcheries

Wisconsin State Wildlife Areas

  • State Wildlife Management Areas

Wisconsin State Wildlife Refuges


Wisconsin National Forests

Wisconsin National Wildlife Refuge Areas

  • Fox River National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Leopold Wetland Management District  
  • Necedah National Wildlife Refuge  
  • St. Croix Wetland Management District  
  • Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge

National Wildlife Area

Wisconsin Wilderness Areas

There are seven wilderness areas in the state of Wisconsin.

  • Blackjack Springs Wilderness
  • Gaylord Nelson Wilderness
  • Headwaters Wilderness
  • Porcupine Lake Wilderness
  • Rainbow Lake Wilderness
  • Whisker Lake Wilderness
  • Wisconsin Islands Wilderness