Wood County Park and Forestry

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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

36th Annual Wood County Snowmobile Ride 2/20/16
Posted 2/3/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Please Join Us!  Click on the little paperclip below to access the trail map for the day. 
Remaining Snowmobile Trails will OPEN Friday, 2/5/16 - 8am!
Posted 2/3/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Sandra Green, Wood County Snowmobile/ATV Coordinator, would like to announce all remaining closed Wood County Snowmobile trails will open for the season on Friday, February 5th at 8:00 am. Currently open, are the Kellner Knights trails and the Sunset Drifters trail that runs from Highway 54 in Port Edwards into southern Juneau County.
Please use caution on trails and respect private landowners by staying on the trails. Remember without landowner permission and our dedicated Wood County Snowmobile Clubs, the trail system would not be possible! JOIN YOUR LOCAL CLUB TODAY!

Vesper Snow Drifters
Sunset Drifters
Kellner Knights
Auburndale Nite Owls
Bakerville Sno Rovers
Rudolph River Rovers
Yellow River Riders

JOIN US on February 20th at 8:00 am for the Wood County Snowmobile Ride/Food Pantry Drive hosted by the Auburndale Nite Owls! Call for more information or check our website www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks.
1/27/16 - Snowmobile Trails - Cross Country - Tubing Updates
Posted 1/27/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
WOOD COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS: As of 1/27/16, the Wood County Snowmobile trails remain closed except for the portion from Hwy. 54 running south into Juneau County. The Snowmobile clubs are currently assessing the condition of their portion of the trails to determine if they are suitable to open. We received approximately 3-4” here in Central WI on Monday night so not enough come to a solid decision as we really needed about 4-6” of good, heavy, wet snow. We want our trails to be safe and enjoyable for everyone this winter. Please check back periodically to check the status of the trails. As soon as we receive word from the clubs they are ready, we will post the information on the following websites:

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Thank you – Sandra Green, Wood County Snowmobile Trail Coordinator, 715-421-8422 or sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Ski Trails are open at Richfield 360, Powers Bluff and Nepco Lake County Park and were all groomed and tracked since the new snowfall on 1/25/16. Please use caution at the Richfield 360 area, as there is logging activity taking place. Powers Bluff tubing hill is in good condition and open on Saturdays and Sundays. If you wish to have a private party on a weekday, please give us a call at 715-421-8422 for more information.
Winter Recreation Openings
Posted 1/13/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that the Powers Bluff Winter Sports Area will be opening for the season on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Winter Operating Hours are Saturday and Sunday with 3 tubing sessions.

1st session is 10:00 AM—12:00 PM and the cost is $6.00
2nd session is 12:00 PM—2:00 PM and the cost is $8.00
3rd session is 2:00 PM—4:00 PM and the cost is $8.00.

Downhill skiing is open from 10:00 AM—4:30 PM and the fee is $8.00.

Private parties are also allowed during weekdays. Call the Park and Forestry Office for more details.

Ski Trails are open at Richfield 360, Powers Bluff and Nepco Lake County Park. Please use caution at the Richfield 360 area, as there is logging activity taking place.

Fee passes may be purchased at the trail head or at the Park and Forestry Office:

Daily: $5.00
Annual: $15.00
Family $30.00

Children 7 and under are free.

For further information please contact the Wood County Park and Forestry Department at (715) 421-8422 or visit our website: www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks. We also post updated information on our Facebook page.

Logging Activity Notice - Richfield 360 Forest
Posted 1/12/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to give notice that logging activity will be occurring within the Richfield 360 County Forest this winter. This activity will result in temporary closings of sections of the cross country ski trail. A portion of the snowmobile trail travels through this area as well, which may result in temporary delays on the trail. For everyone’s safety, please obey posted signage when using the trails.

For more information about our winter activities, please visit our website at www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Parks
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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