Wood County Park and Forestry

Boating on Lake Wazeecha

Office Information

Wood County Park and Forestry
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
2nd Floor
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Reservation Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm 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.

Park and Forestry Announcements

Park & Forestry Winter Brochure
Posted 11/11/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Our winter brochure is available here as well as our Facebook page. If you'd like one mailed to you, please give us a call at 715-421-8422 or e-mail us at parks@co.wood.wi.us. Thank you! Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
ATV Park Closing for Deer Gun Season
Posted 11/11/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
NEWS RELEASE The Wood County Park and Forestry Department will close the Wood County ATV Intensive Use Area Saturday, November 19, 2016 for the nine day deer/gun hunting season. There will be no ATV riding allowed until Monday, November 28, 2016. Just a reminder that ATV’s are NOT allowed on any other County Forest Land. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Wood County Park and Forestry Department at (715) 421-8422, visit our website at www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks or find us on Facebook.
Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Bid Packet for Cropland in Arpin
Posted 11/11/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Park & Forestry Department is requesting quotes for leasing out approximately 73 acres of cropland for a four (4) year period starting in 2017. The property is located at 7141 County Highway N, Arpin, WI 54410. A quote packet is posted here or you may call 715-421-8422 to request one be mailed or e-mailed to you directly. Deadline for quote submittal is Monday, November 28, 2016. Thank you, Sandra Green, Office Supervisor
Lake Wazeecha Update
Posted 11/7/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Regarding the status of Lake Wazeecha. The project is complete, however we learned there are seals that need to be replaced on some of the gates of the dams. Therefore, the lake will not fill any more until later this week after those seals are replaced. Thank you.
South/North Campgrounds Closed
Posted 11/1/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
November 1, 2016

The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to give public notice South Wood County Park and North Wood County Parks are closed for the season for any unauthorized vehicles between the dates of November 1, 2016 and April 28, 2017. The Dexter County Park Campground will remain open for camping until November 28, 2016.

The Nepco County Park Enclosed Shelter is available for rent year round for all your upcoming functions.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed camping and other various recreational activities in our parks this season and we hope to see you again next year.

Have a safe, fun, and snowy winter! Watch for notices pertaining to the opening of cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and the Powers Bluff Winter Sports Area!

Firewood Ban Ordinance
Posted 9/16/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Please do not bring firewood to any of our campgrounds to burn during your stay (you may bring untreated, clean, dimensional lumber without nails - e.g. cut off 2x4's). You will need to purchase your firewood directly at the campground with cash or check. 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.
Wood County Park & Forestry 2016 Summer Newspaper is here!
Posted 4/28/2016 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Check it out!
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.

Wood County Outdoors!
Posted 8/1/2013 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
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
Posted 10/19/2012 by hgehrt@co.wood.wi.us
This is a .pdf file and is very large. It may take a few moments to download.
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