Shelter Policy - Wood County Parks & Forestry

The Wood County Parks & Forestry Department has seven shelter buildings available for rent. The shelters are located in the South Wood County Park, Nepco County Park, North Wood County Park, Dexter Park and Powers Bluff Park.

To make reservations, please call the Parks & Forestry office at 715-421-8422 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Shelter Reservation Policy

  • All shelter reservations are to be paid for within two weeks of reserving. If not paid, your reservation will not be held.
  • Cancellation policy: If a cancellation occurs before 30 days of a paid reservation, all but $15.00 will be returned. If less than a month before the reservation, no refund will be made.
  • The shelters need to be cleaned before being vacated at 12:00 Midnight. A minimum fee of $100.00 will be charged if the shelter is left dirty and park employees need to clean the shelter after the reservation.
  • All enclosed shelters have electronic code entry and you will receive the code with your confirmation letter.
  • Shelter reservations may be made no earlier than one year from the date you are requesting. This is calendar dates, not calendar days. Example: If you want to reserve a shelter for June 6 next year, you may not reserve it until June 6 this year. If June 6 falls on a weekend or holiday, you must reserve it on the next working day following the weekend or holiday.
  • New in January 2014, you may now reserve consecutive days up to 1 year in advance of the initial day all at the same time for your event. For those individuals that do a partial day rental the day before their main event and are leaving the facility “set-up” is subject to the below hour restrictions:
    • 4 consecutive hours - after 6:00 PM
    • 8 consecutive hours - after 2:00 PM
  • Enclosed shelter hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Midnight.
  • South Park open shelter hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Shelter Fees

Note: Enclosed shelters have a refrigerator available for use.

  Weekend Weekday
Shelter Location Each Full Day 0-4 Hours 4-8 Hours Full Day
South Park Enclosed $200.00 $75.00 $125.00 $200.00
Red Sands Beach Pavilion $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
South Park Open $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Nepco Enclosed $250.00 $100.00 $175.00 $250.00
North Park Enclosed $200.00 $75.00 $125.00 $200.00
Powers Bluff Enclosed $125.00 $75.00 $100.00 $125.00
Dexter Park Enclosed $100.00 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00
Shelter Location Capacity Seating
South Park Enclosed 250 150-180
Red Sands Beach Pavilion 120 100-120
South Park Open 120 100-120
Nepco Enclosed 250 150-180
North Park Enclosed 250 150-180
Powers Bluff Enclosed 150 130-150
Dexter Park Enclosed 150 130-150
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