Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Adams County Parks & Recreation
County Courthouse
400 Main Street

P.O. Box 196
Friendship, WI 53934

Administration (608) 339-4230

Castle Rock Park (608) 339-7713
Doug King, Park Manager/Parks Supervisor

Petenwell Park (608) 564-7513
Darren Tolley, Park Manager/Trails Coordinator


$20.00 / 1 Sticker or $30.00 / 2 stickers (purchased at same time)
Mail to:  Adams County Parks, PO Box 196, Friendship, WI 53934
with your return address and your sticker(s) will be mailed back to you!
Stickers may also be purchased at Castle Rock Park Office,
Petenwell Park Office, Pritzl's Store, Wagon Wheel Campground, and
Adams County Parks Administrative Office
located in the Friendship Courthouse, South side basement. 

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.

Adams County Off-Road ATV/UTV Trails 
Are Currently CLOSED
Trails will not open before May 11, 2019, and that date is TENTATIVE!
Please check back prior to riding the trails for official opening date!
ATV/UTV Road Routes Signed for
Riding Are Open Year Round!


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
User Information Link

 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 Ordinance #06-2008

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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