Wood County Park and Forestry

Boating on Lake Wazeecha

Office Information

Wood County Park and Forestry
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
2nd Floor
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Reservation Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8422
Email: parks@co.wood.wi.us

Wood County offers visitors a variety of activities at any of our 7 recreational parks, 3 rivers, many lakes, 38,000 acres of county forest land, and 18,500 acres of Wood County State Wildlife Area.

While in Wood County you can enjoy yourself year-round with all types of outdoor fun ranging from ice-fishing to frisbee golf.

For information on what Wood County has to offer contact the Wood County Park and Forestry Department.

Park and Forestry Announcements

Snowmobile Bridge Bids
Posted 7/14/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Wood County is accepting sealed bids for construction of 1 snowmobile bridge over Mill Creek.
For more information or plan details contact Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc., 310 E Jackson St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
ATTN: Scott Whitsett.
Specifications may also be obtained at the website of Quest Construction Data Network located at www.questcdn.com. If you are not a member of QuestCDN you will need to create an account to access the plans and specifications.
Red Sands Beach Closures UPDATE
Posted 7/2/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Red Sands Beach, Lake Wazeecha, will be closed on the following dates:
Sunday, July 6 from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, July 7, Tuesday, July 8, Wednesday, July 9 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 12 thru Sunday, July 20, 2014 all day for the State Water Ski Show and practice times.
Posted 6/20/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Park and Forestry Department is looking for an individual/business to provide food concession services at the Powers Bluff Winter Recreation Area for the 2014/2015 winter season. Contractor may also have the opportunity to provide rental equipment (skis and snowboards) to the public, if desired. Please contact the Park and Forestry Department at 715-421-8422 for more information.
Spring 2014 Timber Sale Bid Results
Posted 5/30/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Please note that this bids are not FINAL until awarded at the June 05, 2014 Highway, Infrastructure, and Recreation Committee Meeting.
Thank you to all who submitted bids!
Wood County Outdoors!
Posted 8/1/2013 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Are you interested in Wildlife and what happens to it in our area? Do you want a way to voice your opinion on how it should be managed?
If so, then WE WANT YOU.....to join the Wood County Wildlife Area Advisory Committee.
This Committee currently has (1) opening for a 3 year term. This Committee meets 4 times a year in January, April, July, and October on a Tuesday evening at the Sandhill Wildlife Area.
If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and mail it back to the Wood County Park & Forestry Department.
Powers Bluff Long Range Plan
Posted 10/19/2012 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
This is a .pdf file and is very large. It may take a few moments to download.
Pets In The Parks
Posted 6/28/2012 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Per our ordinance 600.08 (1) Pets.
-It shall be unlawful for any person to allow pets to enter any public building, bathing beach, picnic grounds, or playgrounds within any County Park, or to run at large at any time on County Park grounds.
-In other County Park areas and campgrounds pets are permitted provided they shall at all times be kept on a leash not more than 10 feet long. All pets shall be effectively restrained or under the owner's control at all times. No person shall allow his pet to deprive or disrupt the enjoyment or use of any area by others.
-Pet owners are required to immediately clean up after their pets.
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