The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to inform the public that our parks will be opening on Friday, April 29th, 2016.
Please come out and enjoy your parks!
If you are not familiar with what the Wood County Park and Forestry system has to offer, the following are some of the activities that are available to you:
Camping: Three campgrounds are available (Dexter Park, South Wood County Park, and North Wood County Park). Self-registration (camping on a first-come, first-served basis) is done at the campground prior to Memorial Day weekend. For reservations beginning from May 25th and later, you may logon to www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks and make your reservation on-line. Or, call (715) 421-8422 Monday through Friday from 9AM—3 PM with a MasterCard or Visa.
Shelter Rental: There are four enclosed, two open, and one year round shelter available for rent for your special gatherings. These can be reserved one year in advance of your event.
Boating & Fishing: Lake Dexter, Lake Wazeecha and Nepco Lakes provide a variety of activities from fishing to boating (pass required for boating…$5.00 daily/ $20.00 annual) and swimming. (Beaches open officially on Memorial Day weekend and there are no lifeguards on duty at any time).
Passive activities: There are many passive activities that can also be enjoyed in the parks such as hiking, biking, picnicking, disc golf, playground areas etc.
New in 2016: Effective January 25, 2016, Wood County Park Ordinance, Chapter 600 .07 - C. Unlawful Firewood. It shall be unlawful for park users to bring outside firewood into any Wood County Park facility, shelter, land or area. Untreated, clean, and fully debarked dimensional lumber may be brought in for burning. Down and dead wood may also be gathered inside the park for burning. Chainsaws are not allowed to be used for this purpose. Wood County shall have firewood available, for purchase, at each of its designated campgrounds.
We have uploaded pictures of each campsite, as well as dimensions of the sites and pads at each campground, on our Facebook page. You can better determine if your camper will "fit" in a particular spot, or if it's too sunny, or not close enough to the water. Please visit the Park & Forestry Facebook Page for more information. When you get there, click on "PHOTOS", then click on “ALBUMS". Scroll down until you find the album you are looking for.
For a free brochure and recreation guide of the Wood County Park & Forestry areas, please call
(715) 421-8422 or check out our web site at: www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks or find us on Facebook, “Wood County Park & Forestry Department”. Thank you.