MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a new web mapping application is available for people to learn about public lands in Wisconsin and plan their next outdoor adventure. The Public Access Lands application is designed for desktop and mobile devices and offers user-friendly tools.

From state natural areas to state trails, lakeshores and rivers, Wisconsin has a wealth of public lands for everyone to enjoy. The Public Access Lands application makes it easy to locate a state park, county forest or lake for hiking, hunting or fishing. The Open Managed Forest Law/Forest Crop Law properties are also included in this update.

“The updated Public Access Lands map app has been simplified with an uncluttered screen and easy-to-use tools,” said Ann Scott, DNR real estate land records officer. “Click on the screen to open links to find information on DNR properties, public access, open private lands for hunting and other helpful features to find the perfect getaway.”

This web-based mapping application provides up-to-date property information, including maps, restricted areas and links to webpages, if available. To find specific opportunities, such as fishing waters or hunting zones, select which “theme” interests you, and the application will display layers relevant to the activity. The application also shows DNR parking areas and boat access sites and complements the printed Public Access Lands Atlas, which contains 441 maps covering statewide public lands, roads and waterways.

Launch the Public Access Lands application or visit the DNR’s Public Access Lands webpage to learn more.

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