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Permission to use public land
There are many reasons a company or individual may want to use public land. The examples range from family reunions and birthday parties to commercial filming, scientific research, fish guiding and bike races. DNR-managed public land includes state parks, recreation areas, state forests, state game areas, boating access sites and rail trails.
The links below contain general rules and permits needed for event, non-event, and commercial use of DNR-managed public land. If you have any questions along the way, you can always contact one of our Customer Service Centers.
All applications, unless otherwise specified, should be submitted to the manager of the location you are requesting permission to use. If you are not sure who to send it to, please contact your local Customer Service Center and they can assist you.