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

Beaches Open 5/27/17
Posted 5/18/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
NEWS RELEASE May 18, 2017 The Wood County beaches will be open to the public on Saturday, May 27, 2017 for the Memorial Day holiday and stay open through the Labor Day holiday. County beaches are not staffed with lifeguards, and will be unguarded. Dogs are not allowed in the beach areas. We hope you will come and enjoy the Wood County Parks this summer. For information, contact at (715) 421-8422, or Wood County Park & Forestry Department, Wood County River Block, 111 W. Jackson Street, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54495.

For further information, visit our website at: www.co.wood.wi.us/departments/parks or find us on Facebook. Sandra Green Parks & Forestry Office Supervisor
ATV Park in Wood County now OPEN.
Posted 5/16/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Timber Sale Bid Opening June 7, 2017
Posted 5/10/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
See attachment.
North Park Disc Golf Closure(s)
Posted 5/10/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
May 10, 2017

This is notification to the public that the North Park Disc Golf Course will be closed to the public on the following day(s):

June 4, 2017 from 8am – 5pm
July 15, 2017 from 7am – 7pm

June 17, 2017 has an event scheduled, but it will remain open to the public.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks & Forestry Office at (715) 421-8422 or e-mail us at parks@co.wood.wi.us or “Like” us on Facebook at “Wood County Parks & Forestry Department”.

Sandra Green
Wood County Parks & Forestry
Office Supervisor
Parks & Forestry Armed Forces Appreciation Week!
Posted 5/2/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
See attachment.
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.
ATV Park CLOSED until further notice.
Posted 4/27/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
Effective 4/27/2017 at 9:30 am, the Wood County ATV park is closed until further notice due to high water. Thank you.
2017 Wood County Parks & Forestry Facebook Photo Contest
Posted 3/23/2017 by sgreen@co.wood.wi.us
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.
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.

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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