Waukesha County

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Park System Fees


Waukesha County Parks is a fee-based park system. The entrance fees help offset the cost of maintaining the parks and lake access sites. You may pay daily fees or purchase an annual entrance sticker online. Retzer Nature Center does not require an entrance fee.

Pewaukee Lake Access:

Updated: Sat., May 28, 2022

The Pewaukee Lake Access boat launch and site are OPEN
Both North and South ramps are open for use on May 28, 2022.  

To minimize interruption to lake access the launches were reconstructed in two phases so that one launch could remain open through the construction process. Read more about this project here.

There are two other launch accesses to Pewaukee Lake, but parking is limited. See locations on the Wisconsin DNR websiteAnnual Lake Access Stickers are also valid to access Nagawicka, Nemahbin, and School Section Lakes.  


Nagawicka Lake Access:

Updated Wed., June 1, 2022

Nagawicka Lake Access may be under construction from September 6 - Fall/Winter of 2022. The parking lot will be open during this time, and access to half of the launch will remain open during construction. Check back for project updates. 



Waukesha County Park System Administration
Mailing Address:
 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Rm AC 230, Waukesha, WI 53188
Reception Desk:
 AC260
Business Hours: 
M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Holidays) 
Phone: 
(262) 548-7801Email: parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

Fee-based Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. (Year-Round)
Daily Park Entrance Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus

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