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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Adams County Parks & Recreation
County Courthouse
400 Main Street

P.O. Box 196
Friendship, WI 53934
www.co.adams.wi.us/parks

Administration (608) 339-4230

Castle Rock Park (608) 339-7713
Mark Miller, Park Manager/Parks Supervisor

Petenwell Park (608) 564-7513
Darren Tolley, Park Manager/Trails Coordinator

E-mail: parks@co.adams.wi.us


NOTICE:  REGARDING BEACHES

The Adams County Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is the authority for determining beach closures due to public health concerns.  
Park staff will not enforce a beach closure, but rather will help educate visitors to the facts of blue green algae.  The best approach is common sense:
 
- If you see a thick mat of green on the water's surface, avoid contact.
- If you come into contact with it, rinse off with clean water.
- Special attention should be made with children and pets as both are prone to ingesting water
and pets licking themselves dry.
- Do not drink lake water whether green or crystal clear.


Adams County ATV/UTV Trails Are Open for the 2018 Season

8-30-18  Trail Closures: 
Due to recent property sales two short sections of ATV/UTV trail will be closed:

* Between 10th Avenue and Leisure Lane, just off Cty Hwy D Right of Way
* Trail 19 one way, south of Trail 20 to Alpine Drive


Some trail changes have occurred with some closures in a couple of areas and re-routes, these have all been signed.  Trails 25, 26, 27, & 28 North of Akron Drive, South of Adams Avenue, between Hwy 13 and 10th Avenue will remain CLOSED as there is a logging operation at this time.  NEW MAPS STR AVAILABLE AT AREA BUSINESSES!  Any road routes and trails that are open to utilize are marked as such,
if it's not signed, it's not open!
While you are out enjoying the trails remember the work of few that is enjoyed by many can also be spoiled and lost, by just a few.  Think, Tread Lightly, Respect others and the property you are about to use.  If you see someone doing something wrong, be a Trail Ambassador and encourage them to correct their behavior.  Help protect the sport that you enjoy!   


NOTICE TO ALL ADAMS COUNTY PARK CAMPERS:


2018 Monthly Camping Rates:  $265/Summer, $130/Winter

Effective January 1, 2019:    Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks will no longer offer "monthly" camping rates.  The new rates will offer seasonal and yearly camping opportunities as follows:

2019 Camping Fees - Includes all taxes
   Standard  Premium
 Daily  $24  $28
 Weekly  $130  $150
 Seasonal  $1900  $2400
 Yearly  $2370  $2800






( Seasonal= April 1 to October 15, with option of $200 extension through Nov. 30 )


You can stay on the campsite that you are currently on

If you are on a monthly campsite in 2018, you may decide if you wish to remain on that campsite in 2019, and you may stay on that same campsite for up to THREE calendar years beginning January 2019.  In the coming years, the Parks Department plans to implement an online reservation and payment system that will allow customers to reserve daily, weekly, seasonal, and yearly campsites.

Payment requirement for yearly camper:  $500 by January 15, $700 by March 31, $700 by May 31, and $470 ($900 for premium site) by July 31, paid directly to the park you are camping at.  ( Seasonal payment structure to be determined at a later date.)


Again.....this begins in 2019, but we would like to keep everyone informed as to deter misinformation and address concerns early.  Specific questions regarding the 2019 rates, the quarterly payment structure, or the three year camping period should be directed to the Park Managers. 

Thank you for supporting Adams County Parks!

Mark Miller
Parks Supervisor









Parks Ordinance #06-2008

Related Recreational Information:
Wisconsin Snow Report 
Adams County Chamber of Commerce 
Fishing Forum for Castle Rock Flowage
Fishing Forum for Petenwell Flowage
Lake-Link Castle Rock 
Lake-Link Petenwell Flowage  


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