Wood County Park and Forestry
Wood County Courthouse
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Reservation Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8422
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
Park and Forestry Announcements
*UPDATED* ATTENTION BOATERS
This project has been currently put on hold and the refilling of Dexter Lake has been started as of 09-11-2014. No further draw downs will occur this year.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 02, 2014, Dexter Lake will be lowered at a rate of 4 inches per day until the lake has been lowered a total of 3 feet.
The purpose of the water lowering is to enable the Department of Transportation to complete necessary repairs to the Highway 80 bridges adjacent to Dexter Lake.
During this time the boat landings may become unusable to boaters.
This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
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
This is a .pdf file and is very large. It may take a few moments to download.
Pets In The Parks
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.