• Park System


    Park Hours:
    Sunrise to 10 p.m. year round

    Park Rules 

    • Daily or annual sticker required on all vehicles.
    • Dogs must be leashed (6 ft maximum leash length).
    • Fires permitted only in designated locations.
    • Parking only in designated lots.
    • Hunting, shooting, and trapping are prohibited.
    • Liquor is not permitted. Beer by picnic permit only.
    • Camping is allowed in designated areas and by permit only.
    • Horseback riding permitted on bridle paths only.
    • Boat launching permitted in designated locations.


    Reservations are required for all Picnic Areas, Group Camping Areas, and Buildings. Phone the Reservation Desk at 262-548-7801e-mail for information/availability, or visit the parks main office located in the Waukesha County Court House at:

    Waukesha County Parks and Land Use Department
    515 W. Moreland Blvd   Room AC230
    Waukesha WI 53188
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Reservations for 2015 

    • Picnic Pavilions and Group Camping areas can be reserved for dates in 2015 starting Friday, January 2, 2015.
    • 2016 reservations can be made for beach houses, recreation centers, and lodges starting Thursday, October 1, 2015.
      2015 Reservations are currently being taken. 

      All reservations are first-come/first-served. We strongly recommend that all patrons plan ahead. Reservation fees are due in advance.

    Making a reservation? Please prepare the following: 

    • Which park? Which facility?
    • What are your preferred and alternate dates?
    • Your name, address, organization name, phone number, and number of people in group
    • Does your organization have "tax exempt status"? Please have certificate number ready. Thanks!

    Beer Permit:
    For Picnic Area reservations, a permit for beer and malt-based beverages is available at no cost and required for any consumption.


    • Payment is due at time of booking for building/shelter/pavilion/group campsite rentals. A reservation will not be made without payment.
    • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express accepted. Please prepare card number, expiration date and verification code.
    • Renters can request as many as three (3) site visits; additional visits carry a fee of $35 each.


    • Reservation fees are not refundable if cancellation is made less than 17 days prior to reservation date. 
    • No refunds are given due to weather conditions unless the park or facilities are officially closed due to severe, life-threatening weather.
    • Group Camp only: Upon cancellation, the total reservation fee will be forfeited.
    • Picnic Areas, Lodge, Beach House: A cancellation made prior to 17 days of the reservation date, results in forfeit of $25 of the reservation fee. If cancelled less than 17 days prior to the reservation date, the entire fee is forfeited.

    Special Events
    Waukesha County Parks welcomes special events like day camps, fund raisers, competitive events, workshops, and more. A Special Use Permit is required. Please call the Parks Reservation Desk at 262-548-7801 or e-mail for more information.

    Special Accommodations
    If you or your family member is disabled and would like to participate in the Waukesha County Parks activities and events, please call us at 262-548-7801, we will make the necessary accommodations for an enjoyable recreation experience.

    Due to the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin, Waukesha County is no longer allowing campers to transport firewood into the campgrounds. The Emerald Ash Borer is considered a major economic threat to Wisconsin’s Ash trees, and spreads easily via firewood.  All of Waukesha County’s parks with campgrounds sell firewood, and we are requiring campers to buy their firewood from the park where they will be staying.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    Camping Rules 

    • Seven (7) night limit
    • Check-in and check-out time is 3 p.m.
    • Quiet time begins at 10 p.m.
    • Fires permitted in designated areas only.
    • Maximum length of trailers permitted is 20 feet.
    • Alcohol is not permitted.
    • Campers under 18 years of age must be with a parent/guardian.