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Speed boat on Lake Wazeecha pulling 2 kids on tubes.

Office Information

Wood County Parks and Forestry
Wood County River Block Building (Map)
2nd Floor Room 202
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm M-F
Reservation Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm 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 Parks and Forestry Department.

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Office has moved!

Please note our new address information effective April 24, 2017

Regular mail & smaller parcel deliveries:

Wood County Parks & Forestry
111 W. Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Large parcel deliveries:

Wood County Courthouse
Attn: Wood County Parks & Forestry
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Parks and Forestry Announcements

Parks & Forestry Open Spaces Plan Open Forum

Posted 12/27/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful time over the holiday!

Just a reminder of our Open Spaces Plan forum this evening at Nepco Lake Shelter. Hope you can make it.

Sandra Green, Office Supervisor

News Release December 17, 2018 The Wood County Parks and Forestry, and Planning and Zoning Departments, invite the general public to view the draft copy of the 2018 Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Plan. The plan can be viewed on our Facebook page or by going to the Parks and Forestry website (see link below).

A public comment session will be taking place at the Nepco Lake County Park shelter building on Thursday, December 27th from 6pm – 7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the plan. Please contact the Parks and Forestry Department at 715-421-8422 or parks@co.wood.wi.us, if you have any questions regarding the plan. We hope to see you there. Chad Schooley Wood County Parks & Forestry Director

Pets in the Parks

Posted 10/30/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
A friendly reminder to all of our customers that utilize our parks. Your pets
while on any of the parks properties. This is an Ordinance and if violated, you will receive a citation from the park attendant.
Thank you. Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Chapter 600 .08 ANIMALS (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

Wood County Beaches Close Date 2018

Posted 8/27/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
See news release attachment.

Parks & Forestry Bluff Boutique Vendor Event, November 2018

Posted 7/18/2018 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
The 2nd Wood County Parks & Forestry "Bluff Boutique Vendor & Shopping Event" for Powers Bluff is scheduled for November 10th and 11th, 2018. Below is the vendor contract. If you are interested, please complete and mail in. First come, first choice of day. If Saturday is full by the time I receive your contract, I will call to see if you want Sunday. BOTH DAYS in March of this year, were extremely busy so if you are able to choose Sunday, please do so since we all know Saturday will be everyone's first choice :) Thanks everyone! Sandra Green, Office Supervisor

Powers Bluff Long Range Master Plan

Posted 2/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

Pictures of CAMPSITES available on Facebook!

Posted 4/13/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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.

Click on "PHOTOS", then click on ALBUMS". Scroll down until you find the album you are looking for. Check out our Facebook page and "LIKE" us. Thank you.