ADAMS COUNTY WISCONSIN PARKS
The hub of summer activity can be found at Castle Rock and Petenwell County Parks, located on the respective flowages of the Wisconsin River. Both offer camping complete with electrical and water hookups, showers, flush toilets, and dump station. Semi-primitive tent sites are also available.
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The large, clean beaches, boat landings and visitor hospitality have people coming back year after year. Both Castle Rock and Petenwell Lake can accommodate all types of watercraft, while the river below Castle Rock Dam makes for a most enjoyable canoe trip.
ATV trails open May 20 till November 1 annually. The 2,400 acre site of the Monroe Prairie Recreational Area is located off Badger Avenue between State Road 13 and 15th Avenue in northern Adams County. The site is devoted exclusively to ATV users and features a 25 mile circuit. An expanding network of township roads approved for ATV use allow many ATVers to reach the site by ATV.
Wintertime is snowmobiling season, currently over 230 miles of state funded, well groomed trails twist through forest and farmland. Afterward, cozy accommodations and dining top off a perfect outing.
For further information contact the Adams County Parks/Recreation and Trails Department. Call (608) 339-4230 for 24-hour snowmobile trail reports or maps for snowmobile and/or ATV trails.
" for current snowmobile trail reports & info for Adams County Wisconsin New for 2011-2012 snowmobile season: Adams County snowmobile tentative trail opening date is scheduled for Monday December 12, 2011; providing there is enough snow to open the trails. Trails must have a minimum of 6-8 inches of snow County-wide and trails must be groomed before trails will be opened. When conditions warrant trails closures, trails will be closed County-wide as well. Trails will not be open on one end of the County and closed on the other end of the County. Trail openings/closures will be announced on the Adams County radio station WDKM-FM 106.1, on the Parks Administrative Office phone at 608-339-4230 and choosing the snowmobile trails information line, as well as the website. No trails will be opened or closed on weekends.
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October 26, 2013 Raffle Drawing Winners
1 - Kari Osborn- Adams, WI
2 - Tammy Ross - Friendship, WI
3- Tamie Leonhard - Auburndale, WI
4- David Falkosky - Marshfield, WI
5- Patti Baumann - Hudson, WI
6 - Kristin Soller - Sparta, WI
Petenwell Park Renovation and Expansion Project Completed!
Adams County Parks, Recreation and Trails Department has completed a $1.8 million expansion at Petenwell County Park.
This included a Harbor Refuge for 94 watercrafts, 1/2 for seasonal use, 1/4 for monthly use, and 1/4 for weekly and /or day use, new heated shower/restroom facility; new visitor/registration station with concession/game room; added paved parking lots with more space. Additional campsites currently being added, most with electricity.
Castle Rock and Petenwell County Parks are undergoing new campsite design & restoration. Park stickers are required for day use of parks, not for campers. They have monthly rates for camping and boat slips. Access to sanitary dump station for watercraft is also available. Campsites are on a first-come basis. Reservations are only accepted for five choice sites at both parks with a minimum stay of 2 nights and a maximum stay of 14 nights on the reservable sites. For reservations please call the park directly.
Petenwell County Park is open year-round with heated shower/restroom facilities. Lake Petenwell is the 2nd largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 431 acre park is on a beautiful lake, game room, designated swimming area, boat launch, playground equipment and hiking trails, heated showers and restroom facilities.
Seasonal boat slip reservations will be accepted on a first come basis annually beginning January 1, by calling the Administration Office at 608-339-4230. Monthly, weekly, and daily boat slip rentals will only be accepted at the park, at the time of use.
New at Petenwell Park: 115 newly developed campsites.
CLICK HERE to view or print Petenwell Park Map!
The park is located 17 miles northwest of Friendship. To get there, go nine miles north of Friendship on Highway 13, west 6.5 miles on County Trunk C, turn north on Country Trunk Z for 1/4 mile, and turn left and go 1/2 mile on Bighorn Drive. 2004 Bighorn Drive, Arkdale, WI 54613. 608) 564-7513.
Castle Rock County Park is open year-round. This 141 acre park is on the 4th largest body of water in Wisconsin. The park also includes a designated swimming area, boat launch, game room, playground equipment, heated showers and restroom facilities.
Seasonal boat slip reservations will be accepted on a first come basis annually beginning January 1, by calling the Administration Office at 608-339-4230.
Monthly, weekly, and daily boat slip rentals will only be accepted at the park at the time of use.
New at Castle Rock Park: Office/Visitor Registration Building with Game Room, Heated Shower/Restroom Facility.
The park is located 11 miles southwest of Friendship. To get there, go 3 miles south of Friendship on Highway 13, west 7 miles on County Trunk F, and south 1 mile on County Trunk Z. 2397 Hwy. Z, Rt. 2, Friendship, WI 53934. (608) 339-7713.
CLICK HERE to view or print Castle Rock Park Map!
Both of the above parks are designated unload/load areas for snowmobiles.
Outlying County Parks include: Easton Pond County Park, Lake Arrowhead County Park, Lake Sherwood County Park, Lake Camelot County Park, Lake Mason County Park, and Patrick Lake County Park. Shelter rentals available at Lake Arrowhead and Patrick Lake County Parks. These County Parks are open May 1 till November 1.
All other Public Water Accesses are open all year round!