The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hike camping fees at its most popular parks, including Devil's Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, next month, while decreasing camping fees at other sites. The new fees are meant to encourage exploring Wisconsin's less-popular parks and should raise about $1 million in extra revenue. Admission fees will also increase at several parks.
Steep Decline in Bat Population Forces Wisconsin State Park to End Bat Watch
The little brown bat population at Devil's Lake State Park dropped from 200 to 20 in one year thanks to white-nose syndrome.