Waukesha County

Park System Fees


Waukesha County Park System is an 8,500-acre, natural resources-based system. Some parks and lake access sites require a daily permit or annual membership for access. A portion of these fees helps us maintain parkland. Retzer Nature Center does not require an entrance fee.


  • 2023 Annual Lake Access Memberships

    2023 Annual Lake Access Memberships

    Lake Access Memberships are valid from the date of purchase through December 31, 2023. Enjoy access to the following fee-based lake access sites: Nagawicka Lake, Pewaukee Lake, Nemahbin Lake, and School Section Lake. (No annual membership or daily permit is required for lake access at Ashippun Lake.)  To purchase online, you will be asked to log in or sign up for an account. *Important: Have your license plate information ready. The Park System's Automatic License Plate Reader Systems requires entry of user vehicle plate information upon purchase (all capital letters, no spaces, no hyphen). 

    2023 Annual Lake Access Memberships: 

    • Lake Access Membership - $90 for one vehicle
    • Lake Access Membership - 2 for $135 for two vehicles

    • Park & Lake Access Membership - $120 for one vehicle
      - Package includes one Regular Park Membership and one Lake Access Membership

    Prices are subject to change.


    How to buy:
    • Online: 24/7/365
    • In Person:
      • Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188 (map)
      • Waukesha County Courthouse - Park System Main Office, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room AC 260, Waukesha, WI 53188 (map
    • Automated Help Line262-548-7800
  • 2022 Daily Launch Permits

    2022 Daily Launch Permits

    Valid for access at Nagawicka Lake, Pewaukee Lake, Nemahbin Lake, and School Section Lake. (No sticker or daily fee required for lake access at Ashippun Lake.) 

    *The Park System's Automatic License Plate Reader Systems requires accurate vehicle plate information when purchasing daily permits using all caps, no spaces, and no hyphens.


     Learn more about Lake Access and Boating

Waukesha County Park System
515 W. Moreland Blvd • AC 230
Waukesha, WI 53188

Visit us in person in room AC 260
Hours 
M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Holidays) 
Contact us 
262-548-7801parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

Fee-based Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. daily
Daily Park Entrance Permit Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus

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