Wood County Parks and Forestry

Boating on Lake Wazeecha

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 Park 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

Timber Sale Bid Results from November 9, 2017
Posted 11/14/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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ATV Park Closing for Gun Deer Season
Posted 11/13/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Kick-Off of the Parks & Forestry Powers Bluff Development Project Fundraiser!
Posted 11/6/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
For General Public, see attached documents. For county employees, you will be receiving an e-mail regarding this fundraiser. Stay Tuned!
Thank you!
Rifle Range Clean-Up 11/8/2017 at 8:00 am.
Posted 11/6/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
There is a rifle range clean-up scheduled for this Wednesday, 11/8/2017 at 8:00 am. The range will be closed during this time. Thank you.
2017 Fall Timber Sale Bid Opening
Posted 10/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
See attached Prospectus.
NEWS RELEASE-Notification of Campgrounds Closing
Posted 10/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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Parks & Forestry Fall-Winter-Spring Photo Contest!
Posted 10/20/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Open document for contest rules.  Thank you!
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NOTICE of Bid Opening for Old Dexter Maintenance Shop
Posted 10/10/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
NOTICE of Bid Opening - Wood County Parks & Forestry Department, Old Dexter Maintenance Shop

Attached is the bid packet and documents for your consideration. Minimum acceptable bid is $30,000.

The property consists of the maintenance building, and lean-to open storage building. The maintenance building is 2,460 sq. ft., consisting of 500 sq. ft of insulated area heated with forced air LP furnace, 900 sq. ft. of insulated shop area heated with wood furnace, 930 sq. ft. of un-insulated area, and an additional 1,400 sq. ft. of attic space. The maintenance building has a bathroom, mound system, well, and LP tank.

The lean-to open storage building is 96’ x 28’ (2,688 sq ft). The building has steel siding and roof. There are 8 open bays with gravel/dirt flooring. The site is 3.97 acres. The buildings are located within a 1.4 acre fenced in area. The remaining 2.57 acres is mainly wooded.

Thank you! Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Parks & Forestry Photo Contest Winners Announced!
Posted 9/18/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
PHOTO CONTEST RESULTS! Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos! We had so many beautiful photos to choose from which did not make our choices easy at all. We had a total of eleven employees voting for their favorites in each category including the overall-grand prize winner.

They are as follows and the pictures are included as well.

Nature category WINNER: #34 - Taylor Christianson
Wildlife category WINNER: #33 - Julie Kramer
People category WINNER: #18 - Kathy Redmond

Each your choice of one of the following; one night of camping with electricity at one of our three campgrounds; an annual trail pass; an annual boat pass; or three (3) tow tickets at Powers Bluff Recreational Area.

Overall WINNER: #48 - Amber Greycarek took this photo It's actually an HDR shot (multiple exposures combined into a single shot- 7 to be exact) *****Congratulations Amber!!

You win (2) free nights of camping WITH ELECTRICITY and two (2) bundles of firewood at any of our three campgrounds located in beautiful Wood County, Wisconsin.

Please contact Sandra Green, Office Supervisor at sgreen@co.wood.wi.us to learn how to claim your prize! *Prizes must be claimed within two weeks.

Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Parks News Release Office Hours, Camping Reservation Policy
Posted 8/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Rifle Range Clean/up
Posted 6/5/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Rifle Range clean-up will take place on Tuesday, June 6th beginning at approximately 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. During this time, the range will be closed to the public. Thank you.
2017 Parks & Forestry Summer brochure NOW AVAILABLE!
Posted 4/27/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
The 2017 Parks & Forestry summer brochure is now available online. Beginning May 1st, you may pick up a hard copy in the Parks & Forestry office on the 2nd floor of the River Block building in WI Rapids from 8am - 4:30 pm. They will also be available at Dexter, South Park, North Park campgrounds and at Powers Bluff Park.
2017 Wood County Parks & Forestry Facebook Photo Contest
Posted 3/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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Powers Bluff Development Project Brochure
Posted 2/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Powers Bluff Long Range Master Plan
Posted 2/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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NEW and Revised Park & Forestry Recreation Pamphlet!
Posted 1/20/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Introducing! The newest version of the The Wood County Park & Forestry Recreation Pamphlet - Revised in October 2016. These are also available from our office in the Courthouse.

Currently, I am having trouble with uploading the attachments to this page.  You can find these on our Facebook page as well until then.  Thank you.
Pets in the Parks
Posted 8/26/2016 by sgreen@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.
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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-County-Park-Forestry-Department/204221776296438
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