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

ATV Area
Posted 11/21/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Just a reminder that the Wood County ATV Area will be closed starting Saturday, November 22, 2014 and reopening at 8:00 AM on Monday, December 1, 2014 for the 9 day deer/gun hunting season.
Good luck to all the hunters!!!
Timber For Sale
Posted 11/3/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Sealed bids will be accepted by the Wood County Park & Forestry Department until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 25 or hand delivered until 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 26.
Prospectus and bid packets can be obtained by calling (715) 421-8422 or by printing the files below.
Parks Closing
Posted 10/27/2014 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
Most Parks will be closing for any unauthorized vehicles between the dates of November 1, 2014 and May 1, 2015. The Dexter County Park Campground will remain open for CAMPING until December 1, 2014.

The Nepco Park Enclosed Shelter is available for rent year round for all your upcoming functions.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed camping and other various recreational activities in our parks this season and we hope to see you again next year!

Have a safe, fun, and snowy winter! Watch for notices pertaining to the opening of cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and the Powers Bluff Winter Sports Area.
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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