User and Fee Information

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 overnight camping with 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 $5 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 notice to receive a refund. Many campsites are on a first come basis - select sites are reservable.

Allowable Camping Units:

Petenwell Park: 500

Castle Rock Park: 200

2019 Camping Rates: (includes 2 car passes)

  • Camping Unit Regular Premium/Lakefront
  • Nightly RV $24 $28
  • Weekly RV $130 $150
  • Nightly Tents $16 $20
  • Weekly Tents $90 $110

Extended Camping Rates (includes 2 car passes)

    • $2400.00 - NEW Premium (Lakefront) Site Seasonal Camper - April 1 to Oct. 15. Fall Extension - October 16 - Nov. 30 + $200.00.
    • $1900.00 - NEW Seasonal Camper - April 1 to Oct. 15. Fall Extension - Oct. 16-Nov. 30 + $200.00.
    • $2800.00 - NEW Yearly Premium (Lakefront) Site Camper - (3 year max)
    • $2370.00 - NEW Yearly Camper - (3 year max)
    • $5.00/day - Yearly sites must pay a daily winter electric fee when plugged in between October 15 to April 15

Day Use Fee Required County Parks/Public Accesses are: Petenwell Park, Arrowhead, Camelot, Sherwood, Big Roche-A-Cri, Hwy 21 WI River Access, Castle Rock Park, Patrick Lake, Jordan Lake, Mason Lake, and Crooked Lake.

    • 1/$20.00 or 2/$30.00 - Season day use sticker, purchased at the same time
    • $5.00 - Day use - 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).

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

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.

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.

2019 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, 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. Seasonal slips include 2 car passes. 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.

2019 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 change