Petenwell County Park

Parks & Recreation

Petenwell County Park 
                                                                     Petenwell Park entrance at sunset


2004 Bighorn Drive
Arkdale, WI 54613
(608) 564-7513

NOW AVAILABLE:  ATV/UTV ACCESSIBLE CAMPSITES WITH IMMEDIATE TRAIL ACCESS!  You may now enjoy the best of both worlds - camping at beautiful Petenwell Park with the ability to get on the ATV/UTV trail right from your campsite!  Call the Park for details.

Petenwell County Park, the 2nd largest county park in Wisconsin, is open year-round and situated on Lake Petenwell, the 2nd largest body of water in Wisconsin. This 160 acre park, is on a beautiful lake, and includes a game room, designated swimming area, boat launch, playground equipment and hiking trails, Harbor Refuge for 90 watercrafts, 1/2 for seasonal use, 1/4 for monthly use, and 1/4 for weekly and /or day use, heated shower/restroom facility; visitor/registration station with concession/game room; paved parking lots with more space. Firewood is available. Additional campsites have been added, most with electricity.

The park is located 17 miles northwest of Friendship. To get there, go 9 miles north of Friendship on Highway 13, west 6.5 miles on County Trunk C, at County Trunk Z  continue west on Blackhawk Ave. for 1 mile, and turn right on 20th Ave. proceed 1/2 mile to Big Horn Drive and left 500' to 2004 Bighorn Drive, Arkdale, WI 54613.

 Petenwell Park is a designated snowmobile unload/load area.

Petenwell Park Map of Campsites

After you have called the park to make a reservation
and have received a confirmation number,
you may pay online by clicking on the the link below!


There is a small surcharge for using this service