Chippewa County (WQOW) - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and those looking to spend it in some fresh air will have plenty of opportunities to do so as most state parks in Wisconsin have returned to normal hours.
The majority of parks in the state opened up May 1 but with limited capacity, modified hours and some closed facilities such as restrooms.
Now, those parks can return to normal hours which are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
Most sites still have all buildings on the grounds closed, but for those who have missed hiking, boating or camping, it's a breath of fresh air.
"Being outside is a lot of fun," said Triton Wegscheider, a Memorial Day weekend camper at Lake Wissota. "I've been swimming, playing with some friends at KOA, a resort that we're going to. I've been camping. I'm just happy I'm out here."
According to the Wisconsin DNR website, a number of day-use restrooms will be reopening on June 3.
State and local health officials continue to encourage all those visiting the parks to practice social distancing.