Waukesha County

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Park System Fees


Waukesha County Parks is a fee based park system. The entrance fees help off-set the cost of maintaining the parks. You may pay daily upon entering the park or purchase an annual entrance sticker. Retzer Nature Center does not require an entrance fee.

Pewaukee Lake Access:

Updated: Mon., September 20, 2021

The Pewaukee Lake Access boat launch and site are CLOSED for construction through the end of December 2021. Read more about this project.

There are two other launch accesses to Pewaukee Lake, but parking is limited. See locations on the Wisconsin DNR website

Annual Lake Access Stickers are also valid to access Nagawicka, Nemahbin, and School Section Lakes.  


  • 2021 Annual Lake Access Sticker
    2021 Annual Lake Access Sticker

    Please note: Our Automatic License Plate Reader System Project requires accurate license plate number(s) of the vehicle on which the sticker will be placed is required for purchase. Lake Access sites will not have automatic license plate reader systems installed.

    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.)

    Permit Fee
    Annual Lake Access Sticker  $90 
       2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*    $135 

    *Package stickers available for vehicles registered at the same residence. Must be purchased at same time.

    Prices subject to change.

    Learn more about Lake Access and Boating

  • 2021 Daily Launch Permits

    2021 Daily Launch Permits
    Valid for daily access at Nagawicka Lake, Pewaukee Lake, Nemahbin Lake, and School Section Lake. (No fee required at Ashippun Lake Access.)

    Permit Fee
    Carry-in  $7.00
    Trailered $9.00

    Prices subject to change.

    Learn more about Lake Access and Boating

  • 2022 Annual Lake Access Sticker
    2022 Annual Lake Access Sticker Go On Sale November 26, 2021

    Please note: Our Automatic License Plate Reader System Project requires accurate license plate number(s) of the vehicle on which the sticker will be placed is required for purchase. Lake Access sites will not have automatic license plate reader systems installed.

    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.)

    Permit Fee
    Annual Lake Access Sticker  $90 
       2 Vehicle Package (Limit 1)*    $135 

    *Package stickers available for vehicles registered at the same residence. Must be purchased at same time.

    Prices subject to change.

    Learn more about Lake Access and Boating

Park Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. (Year-Round)
Daily Entrance Fee: $6 per car | $25 per bus
Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Email: parksinfo@waukeshacounty.gov

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