Parks & Recreation

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

Online reservations coming for the 2020 camping season.

Good News! We have contracted with KONECTPARKS to develop an online reservation system where you will be available to see what is open in real time and reserve sites 24/7. We hope the system will be ready by January. Standard dates for accepting reservations are January 1 for Yearly campsites and boat slips, January 15 for seasonal and weekend camping. These dates may be delayed until the launch of the new system. Please continue to check here for updates.

Adams County Snowmobile Trails - Closed

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

ATV/UTV Off Road Trails- Closed for the season.

Click on the boxes above for more information


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 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.)

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!

Links to more 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

Clicking on these links will take you away from the Adams County web site. Linked sites are not maintained by Adams County and as such Adams County does not maintain and is not responsible for the information posted.