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Parks & Recreation

Facilities:  A day use fee is required at all Adams County Parks and public accesses, unless you are a registered camper.  Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have a designated swimming area, boat launch, modern playground equipment, heated shower/restroom facilities, disposal station, and visitor/registration station with concessions and firewood available, game room, shelter buildings, and boat slip rentals.  Access to sanitary dump station for watercraft is also available. 

Camping Reservations:  Reservations require a Non-Refundable Reservation Fee. A Minimum of 2 night stay with a maximum of 2 weeks stay, by contacting the Park Directly; Petenwell Park at 608-564-7513 and Castle Rock Park at 608-339-7713.  Camping reservation cancellations require a minimum of 30 days notice to receive a refund.  Most campsites are on a first come basis - select sites are reservable.

Allowable Camping Units:
Petenwell Park:  500      Castle 
Rock Park:  200

Sanitation:  Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have modern heated shower/restroom facilities and vault type pit toilets cleaned daily. 

 Picnic Tables:  Petenwell Park 500, Castle Rock Park 200

Water Sources:  Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have state approved electric and handpump wells.  Water hookups to many campsites.

 2018  Camping Rates :           $5.00 Non-Refundable Camping Reservation Fee
  • $  20.00 - Premium site - Tent w/or w/o electric - Nightly
  • $  110.00 - Premium site - Tent w/or w/o electric - Weekly
  • $  16.00 - Tent w/or w/o electric - Nightly
  • $  90.00 - Tent w/or w/o electric - Weekly
  • $200.00 - Tent w/ or w/o electric - Monthly
  • $  28.00 - Premium site - Camper w/ or w/o electric - Nightly
  • $150.00 - Premium site - Camper w/ or w/o electric - Weekly
  • $295.00 - Premium site - Camper w/electric - Monthly - April 15 to October 15
  • $130.00 - Premium site - Camper October 16 to April 14 - + $5.00 per night of use for electric, not to exceed 60 nights of usage.
  • $  24.00 - Camper w/ or w/o electric nightly
  • $ 130.00 -Camper w/or w/o electric weekly
  • $265.00 - Campers Monthly w/ or w/o electric -  April 15th to October 15th
  • $130.00 - Campers Monthly - October 15th to April 15th  (effective April 15, 2016)
  • $    5.00 - Camper Electric nightly - October 16th to April 14th, not to exceed 60 nights of usage.  
Day User Fee (non camping):
  • 1/$20.00 or 2/$30.00 - Season day use sticker, purchased at the same time
  • $  5.00 - Day use - per vehicle per day 

Dump station:  $ 5.00 - non-camper fee (day or season pass does not include dumping)

Season Stickers are available at these locations:  Petenwell Park, Castle Rock Park, Pritzl's Store, Wagon Wheel Campground, Parks Administration Office (Courthouse/south side basement).
Shelter Buildings:   Available for Reunions, Weddings, Birthday/Graduation Parties, etc. Shelter reservation cancellations require a 45 day notice to receive a refund. 
Shelter Reservations:  Contact the Parks Administration Office at 608-339-4230.  Shelter buildings include picnic tables, electrical outlets, and a refrigerator.  Grills, restrooms, and water are nearby.  Reservations are accepted beginning January 1 for the current year only.  To avoid a shelter building clean-up fee equal to your rental fee being assessed, please clean-up the shelter before leaving the area.  Clean-up includes:  placing all trash in the provided trash barrels, wiping off counters, tables, and any spills in the shelter or refrigerator, sweeping the floor, and emptying the refrigerator.  If the shelter has been "decorated", all decorations must be removed.  

2018 Shelter Rates:
  • Petenwell Park - $50.00/day
  • Castle Rock Park - $75.00/day
  • Patricks Lake - $75.00/day
  • Arrowhead - $50.00/day
Seasonal Boat Slip Reservations:  Seasonal boat slip reservations are accepted on a first come basis beginning January 1, for the current year, by calling the Park directly.  Petenwell Park at 608-564-7513 and Castle Rock Park at 608-339-7713.  Seasonal Boat Slip Reservation Cancellations require a minimum 30 day notice to receive a refund.  Renting a seasonal slip one year does not automatically guarantee a slip for the following year.  Monthly, weekly, and daily boat slip rentals are available on a first come basis, will only be accepted at the park at the time of use, reservations are not accepted for these slips. 

2018 Boat Slip Rates :
  • $700.00 - Seasonal Slip
  • $175.00 - Monthly Slip
  • $  60.00 - Weekly Slip
  • $  12.00 - Daily Slip                       (No multi boat slip rental discounts)

-  All rates subject to chang