Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin’s most important archaeological sites, showcasing an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.

Location

Aztalan State Park Wisconsin
N6200 County Rd Q, Jefferson, WI 53549, United States

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Hours

Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.

Fees

Vehicle admission sticker is required.

Hunting and Fishing licenses apply.

Contact Details

Phone: 608-873-9695

Official Website: Aztalan State Park Wisconsin

Email: Sarah.Bolser@wisconsin.gov

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Aztalan State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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  • Park vehicle admission stickers are required on all motorized vehicles that enter a state park. Hunters are encouraged to purchase stickers before opening morning to avoid delays at the office or self-registration stations.
  • Hunters are responsible for parking in designated parking areas and other approved areas. All parking and traffic regulations apply during the hunting seasons. Off-road motor vehicle operation is prohibited.
  • Non-hunting visitors are also enjoying the park during hunting and trapping seasons; they may or may not be wearing blaze orange. Make sure you know where closed areas, campgrounds, buildings, and trails are located to avoid user conflicts. Hunters should be especially aware of gun safety and be certain of your target and what is beyond it.
  • Fishing with bow and spears is allowed no closer than 100 yards from a designated swimming beach or boat launch.
  • Please see the DNR website or check hunting regulations regarding hunting blinds on state lands.
  • All state regulations relating to baiting apply.
  • Fires are permitted for campers in designated campfire rings only. No fires are permitted while hunting. Be sure all smoking material is extinguished.
  • Certain exemptions from rules are allowed for Class A and certain Class B disabled permit holders.
  • Local ordinances may apply within the boundaries of DNR property prohibiting actions such as the discharge of firearms. Please contact local officials for additional details.
  • Please respect private lands within or near the state park while enjoying the outdoors.
  • You are responsible for undertaking your recreational activity in a safe and legal manner. Rev. 11/5/15. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides equal opportunity in its employment, programs, services, and functions under an Affirmative Action Plan. If you have any questions, please write to Equal Opportunity Office, Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240. This publication is available in alternative format (large print, Braille, audiotape. etc.) upon request. Please call (608) 266-2181 for more information.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO:

  • Hunt within 50 feet of a roadway’s center or discharge a firearm, bow, crossbow, or air gun from or across a paved park road.
  • Discharge a firearm, bow, crossbow, or air gun from, on, or across a state trail corridor or state park area which is closed to hunting.
  • Shoot a firearm within 100 yards of a building devoted to human occupancy on lands you do not own without permission.
  • Hike or snowshoe on designated cross-country ski trails when the ski trails are snow covered.
  • Take, catch, kill, hunt, trap or pursue any wild animal or bird, or discharge any firearm on state park lands closed to hunting.
  • Target shoot in a state park.
  • Damage trees on state land. Cutting shooting lanes, marking trees, and use of screw-in tree-stands or steps are considered damaging and are illegal.

TRAPPING:

Trapping is allowed in all areas open to hunting, except within 100 yards of a designated trail or other designated use area, such as a campground and a picnic area, as shown on the property’s map. Trapping is prohibited in all closed areas. No person may place a trap on dry land unless the trap is an enclosed trigger trap. Completely submerged water set traps are also allowed.

HUNTING AN TRAPPING HOURS:

Standard park hours are 6 am – 11 pm. Only registered campers who are in the campground or who are traveling to their campsites and those actively involved in fishing may be in the park after 11 p.m.

Hunters can enter a state park one hour prior to the daily start of hunting hours. When DNR regulations do not establish daily opening and closing times, hunters and trappers may enter the park one hour prior to sunrise.

Aztalan State Park is a must-visit state park in Wisconsin. Check out other state parks in Wisconsin here.

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