User and Fee Information

Facilities: A vehicle pass is required at all Adams County Parks and public accesses, passes are included if you are a registered camper or have a shelter reserved. Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have overnight camping with a designated swimming area, boat launch, modern playground equipment, heated shower/restroom facilities, sanitary dump station, and visitor/registration station with concessions, ice and firewood available, game room, shelter buildings, and boat slip rentals. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring, many with water hookup.

Camping Reservations: Reservations require an additional $10 Non-Refundable Reservation Fee per site. Reservations require a minimum of 2 night stay (3 nights on holiday weekends) with a maximum of 2 weeks stay (premium site maximum is 9 days). To make a reservation contact 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 prior notice to receive a refund. Cancellations up to 7 days prior notice may receive a camper credit voucher.

Allowable Camping Units:

Petenwell Park: 500

Castle Rock Park: 200

2020 Camping Rates: (includes 2 car passes)

  • Camping Unit Regular Premium/Lakefront
  • Nightly camper/RV $24 $28
  • Weekly camper/RV $144 $168
  • Nightly Tents $16 $20/or tent on an electric site
  • Weekly Tents $96 $120/or tent on an electric site

Extended Camping Rates (includes 2 car passes)

    • $1800.00 - Seasonal Campsite - April 15 to Oct. 15.
    • $2300.00 - Seasonal Premium (Lakefront) Campsite - April 15 to Oct. 15.
    • $2370.00 - Yearly Campsite - (3 year max)
    • $2800.00 - Yearly Premium (Lakefront) Campsite - (3 year max)
    • $5.00/day - Yearly sites must pay a daily winter electric fee when plugged in between October 15 to April 15

Vehicle Sticker Required County Parks/Public Accesses are (stickers are included with camping fees): Petenwell Park, Castle Rock Park, Arrowhead, Camelot, Sherwood, Big Roche-A-Cri, Hwy 21 WI River Access, Patrick Lake, Jordan Lake, Mason Lake, and Crooked Lake.

    • Season use sticker - 1/$20.00 or 2/$30.00 when purchased at the same time
    • Day use $5.00 - per vehicle per day

Season / Day Use Stickers are available at these locations: Petenwell Park, Castle Rock Park, Pritzl's Store, Wagon Wheel Campground, Parks Administration Office (Courthouse/south side basement).

Sanitation: Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have modern heated shower/restroom facilities and vault type pit toilets cleaned daily. Petenwell and Castle Rock Parks have dump stations and also offer a weekly pump out service. A sanitary dump station for watercraft is also available at Petenwell Park. There is a $5.00 non-camper fee to use the dump station (day or season pass do not include dumping)

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

Shelter Buildings: Available for Reunions, Weddings, Birthday/Graduation Parties, etc. Shelter reservation cancellations require a 45 day notice to receive a refund. 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.

2020 Shelter Rates: (includes car passes for all visitors)

    • 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. 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. Seasonal slips include 2 car passes. Monthly, weekly, and daily boat slip rentals are available on a first come basis.

2020 Boat Slip Rates :

    • $700.00 - Seasonal Slip
    • $175.00 - Monthly Slip (Petenwell only)
    • $72.00 - Weekly Slip
    • $12.00 - Daily Slip (No multi boat slip rental discounts)

All rates subject to change