Wood County Park and Forestry

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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.

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Office is MOVING!

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

Park and Forestry Announcements

Wood County Parks Opening
Posted 4/19/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

(see attachment)


April 19, 2017

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to inform the public that our parks will be opening on Friday, April 28th, 2017. Please come out and enjoy your parks!

Parks & Forestry Moving 4/24/2017
Posted 4/17/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
April 10, 2017

Sandra Green, Wood County Parks & Forestry Office Supervisor would like to notify the public that our office will be moving from the Wood County Courthouse to the 2nd floor of the River Block building on April 24, 2017. Therefore, the office will be closed to the public on Monday, April 24th and until noon on Tuesday, April 25th. Also during this time, we will be unable to answer any telephone calls.

Please note our new address information below. You can also visit us on Facebook or our website http://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Parks.

Our phone number will remain the same 715-421-8422.

Regular mail & smaller parcel deliveries:
Wood County Parks & Forestry
111 W. Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Large parcel deliveries:
Wood County Parks & Forestry
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

2017 Wood County Parks & Forestry Facebook Photo Contest
Posted 3/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Powers Bluff Development Project Meeting
Posted 3/10/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us

The Wood County Park and Forestry Department invites the public to an informational meeting regarding the Powers Bluff Development Project. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22, beginning at 7:00pm, at the Powers Bluff County Park shelter building. The park is located at 6990 Bluff Drive, Arpin, WI 54410. There will be a presentation regarding the project, as well as information about the Friends of Powers Bluff.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Park & Forestry Office at (715) 421-8422 or e-mail us at parks@co.wood.wi.us .

Chad Schooley, Director
Wood County Park and Forestry Department
Posted 3/3/2017 by spotocki@co.wood.wi.us

The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that the POWERS BLUFF Winter Sports Area is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON due to declining conditions of the hills.

Cross Country Ski trails will remain open but conditions may be poor in some locations. Nepco ski trails were groomed on March 2nd. Future grooming will occur only if we receive a sufficient amount of snowfall.


Hope everyone had a good season and were able to get out and enjoy the snow!
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
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.
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
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.
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