Big Foot Beach State Park’s Friends group is raising money to build an observation tower for the park. April 2013.

Bailout or bonus?

With budgets tight, Wisconsin state parks are increasingly relying on donated time and money from volunteer groups known as Friends of the Wisconsin State Parks.

Camping with electricity at Lake Kegonsa State Park, southeast of Madison.

Campgrounds getting more electric

This summer, Wisconsin’s state park campgrounds will complete the largest expansion of electric sites in decades — a response to growing demands from campers and to economic pressures.