Two Wisconsin State Parks have embraced the use of QR codes. Wyalusing State Park, in southwest Wisconsin, and The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest found in southeast Wisconsin, are using QR codes to help their visitors learn more about the parks and trails.
The Wyalusing QR codes are used to show hikers the latest trail information, topographical maps, nature information, and short videos of trail and natural features. Each trail has a specific topographical map. The six mile canoe trail has several sections of maps.
Rob Wessberg, Pike Lake State Park superintendent has begun to to use QR codes on the trails and in the park newspaper. The newspaper for the summer is full of them…a QR code to a video with a welcome message from him, a QR code with link to a map of the Park’s many hiking trails, and a code with a link to a video of ”Meet the Ranger”. Wessberg is excited aboutusing QR codes for special nature hikes thru the park, to feature a code that links to the lake’s depth chart from your phone while fishing, and codes in the park to get information about plants and trees that you come upon while hiking.
Source: Friends of Pike Lake website