Wisconsin is crisscrossed by 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, home to 15,000 inland lakes, bordered by two Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi, nearly half covered by forests, dotted by rocky outcroppings and alive with abundant wildlife. Wisconsin's natural assets beckon us to come out and play, and Wisconsinites consistently answer the call​. Raising the state's profile and ensuring a robust outdoor economy benefits Wisconsin and its residents, the Office of Outdoor Recreation works to connect partners and provide a central resource to support and uplift the growing outdoor recreation industry.​


​Wisconsin is a top outdoor recreation state.​


To support and uplift the outdoor recreation industry and its partners for the economic health and overall well-being of the state and its residents.

How We Work

​Take a look at the video below to see how the Office engages partners to support Wisconsin's outdoor recreation industry.