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Park attendance skyrockets during pandemic

The summer of 2020 saw increased attendance at state Parks in Door County despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Newport State Park in Ellison Bay hosted 115,761 visitors from June through August this year. That compares with 84,606 people in 2019.  Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay drew 131,902 people between June and August, compared with 108,361 visitors during the same period in the summer of 2019. Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek's attendance from June through August was 702,778, well above the 610,083 that visited in 2019.   Those who are already dreaming of biking, hiking or camping at any state park in Door County can take the first step on December 1st. That's when 2021 Wisconsin State Park admission passes go on sale.  DNR Business Services Section Chief Chris Pedretti expects that trend to continue.

The Wisconsin State Parks and Forests annual passes can be purchased at park offices, DNR Service Centers and online.

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