Office of Outdoor Recreation
The newly formed Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation unites the outdoor recreation industry for the economic healthy and overall well-being of the state and its visitors. Wisconsin's natural assets are remarkable. With over 15,000 lakes, 43,000 miles of river shoreline, and 6 million acres of public land, it is no wonder outdoor recreation is a top reason people visit Wisconsin. There is a direct connection between these natural resources, how we enjoy them, and the economic health and overall well-being of our state and its residents.
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Office of Outdoor Recreation is the hub connecting these dots leveraging the state's natural assets, its legacy of stewardship, and our fun-loving affection for the outdoors to support and uplift this essential industry.