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State Park Stickers Going on SaleSubmitted: 11/30/2012
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Next year's Wisconsin state park admission stickers are set to go on sale this weekend.

The stickers grant year-round admission to more than 60 state parks, forests and recreation areas.

They'll go on sale Saturday at state park facilities and Department of Natural Resources service centers around the state.

They cost $25 for Wisconsin residents, $10 for Wisconsin senior citizens and $35 for out-of-state residents.

The stickers feature a drawing of marshmallows roasting over a campfire.

Waukesha South High School sophomore Holly Jo Cegielski submitted the design in a statewide contest.

Annual state trail passes for 2013 will go on sale on Saturday as well.

They run $20 for both state residents and non-residents.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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