Parks & Recreation

Adams County Parks & Recreation • County Courthouse • 400 Main Street / P.O. Box 196 • Friendship, WI 53934 Administration (608)

Adams County Snowmobile Trails - Closed for the season.

ATV/UTV Road Routes Signed for Riding Are Open Year Round!


August 16,2019 - All County Beaches are OPENED and being monitored.

We would like to clarify some misinformation that is being circulated. The beaches at Petenwell, Castle Rock, and Arrowhead Lakes are NOT closed related to Blue-Green Algae. The report that is being circulated in recent days is from last year. For current information always be sure to check this page as well as the Adams County Health Department Website.

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.


Effective January 1, 2019:

You can stay on the campsite that you are currently on:

If you are on a monthly campsite in 2018, and if you wish to remain on that campsite in 2019, 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: $2370.00 or $2800.00 for premium site = $500 by February 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.)

2019 Park User Fees are posted on the Parks Department

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!

Parks Regulations

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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