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Shelter Information - Wood County Parks & Forestry

The Wood County Parks & Forestry Department has seven shelter buildings available for rent.

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

All payments by check to Wood County Parks & Forestry should be mailed to: 111 W. Jackson St., WI Rapids, WI 54495.

Shelter Brochures

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.

Special Park Facility Use Application & Permit

If you are going to have anything out of the ordinary for your event, such as a tent or a bouncy house (which requires insurance), at least 6-8 weeks prior to your event you will need to complete and submit a SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION.
If you’re not sure, take a look at the permit application.

Shelter Fees

Note: Enclosed shelters have a refrigerator available for use.

All payments by check to Wood County Parks & Forestry should be mailed to: 111 W. Jackson St., WI Rapids, WI 54495

Partial days are for WEEKDAYS (M-F) only, not weekend days, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, which are full days.

Shelter Location Full Day 0-4 Hours 4-8 Hours Holidays
White Sands Beach Pavilion $100.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $125.00
White Sands Beach Open Shelter $75.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $100.00
Red Sands Beach Pavilion $150.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $200.00
South Park Enclosed $200.00 $75.00 $125.00 $250.00
South Park Open $100.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $125.00
Nepco Enclosed $250.00 $100.00 $175.00 $300.00
North Park Enclosed $200.00 $75.00 $125.00 $250.00
Powers Bluff Enclosed $125.00 $75.00 $100.00 $175.00
Dexter Park Enclosed $100.00 $50.00 $75.00 $150.00
Dexter Park Open $50.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $75.00
ATV Park Enclosed $75.00 (Not Available) (Not Available) $100.00

Shelter Capacities

Shelter Location Capacity Seating
White Sands Beach Pavilion 50 50
White Sands Beach Open Shelter 50 50
South Park Enclosed 250 150-180
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
Dexter Park Open 60
ATV Park Enclosed 100 70