High Cliff State Park Campground Reopens June 10

High Cliff State Park campground in Sherwood will reopen Wednesday, June 10.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reopening all state campgrounds with special conditions) to ensure the safety of staff and visitors) following their closure earlier this year due to the COVID19 health situation. Other parts of Wisconsin state park and recreational lands previously reopened. Below are guidelines from the Wisconsin DNR regarding the reopening and how to recreate responsibly:


  • Camping reservations will only be accepted by phone (1-888-947-2757) and online.
  • Same-day camping reservations are also now available by phone (1-888-947-2757) and the online reservation system.
  • Check-in isn't necessary at the High Cliff State Park office or visitor center. Please proceed directly to your campsite and begin setup. High Cliff State Park staff will visit sites occasionally to monitor occupancy.

Group Camping, Shelters, Restrooms, and Buildings

  • Group camping, shelters, and amphitheaters will be closed through June 30. (All reservation holders will be contacted and provided a full refund.)
  • Most restrooms are now open.
  • Some remote water fountains may be closed or have the bubbler turned off and have access to the water spigot only.
  • Towers, shelters, playgrounds, nature centers, headquarters, contact stations, and concessions remain closed.
  • Equipment rentals are unavailable at this time.


  • Firewood is not available at state parks at this time and should be purchased before arriving at High Cliff State Park.
  • Purchase certified firewood that has been properly heat-treated or aged location to kill any infesting pests or diseases to protect Wisconsin's trees. It must be purchased within 10 miles of their camping location.


  • Annual park stickers and trail passes are required to visit High Cliff State Park
  • Annual stickers are available for purchase online or with credit card by phone 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week at 1-888-305-0398.
  • Annual trail and daily passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties.
  • Place proof of purchase on the dash of the windshield while parked within the boundary of High Cliff State Park
  • The 2020 annual vehicle admission sticker is valid through Dec. 31, 2020.
  • Annual state trail pass is required for anyone age 16 or older biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding or in-line skating on certain trails. A state trail pass is NOT required for walking or hiking. The annual trail passes are valid through Dec. 31 of the year they are issued.

General COVID19 Public Health Guidelines

  • Continue to adhere to public health best practices while enjoying High Cliff.
  • Limit social gatherings with people of all ages (of those you're not quarantining with.)
  • Practice social distancing (six feet between others.)
  • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Stay home if ill.

The DNR continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. Before visiting other properties, please check with individual parks regarding changes to operations. For the most up-to-date information about High Cliff State Park and other Wisconsin state park and recreational areas, visit the DNR website or DHS website for updates.

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