Waukesha County

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Waukesha County Park System Rules:

  • Park Hours - Sunrise to 10 p.m.
  • Daily entrance permit fee or annual entrance permit is required for all vehicles. (There is no daily entrance fee at Retzer Nature Center.)
  • Speed Limit 15 MPH
  • Park in designated lots or areas
  • Stay on designated trails only
  • Bicycles are allowed on designated trails only
  • Fires restricted to reserved facility‚Äôs grill and/or fireplace
  • Beer and wine allowed with picnic permit. Hard liquor prohibited
  • No more than 3 dogs per handler (In effect beginning Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Dogs must be leashed (6 ft. maximum length). Electronic leashes or collars are not considered a leash. Dogs are not allowed at Retzer Nature Center.
    *Off-leash permitted in designated Dog Exercise Areas and Dog Swim Areas only
  • Handlers shall have control of their dog(s) at all times
  • Handlers are responsible for the removal and disposal of their dog's waste in a sanitary manner
  • Youth organizations (under 18 years of age) must have adult supervision at all times
  • No hunting, shooting or trapping *Permitted on designated properties only

Camping Rules:

  • The permit holder is required to be onsite with the party and is responsible for ensuring the campsite is maintained in satisfactory condition. If anyone in the party fails to comply with camping and/or park rules, the permit may be revoked, without refund, requiring members of the party to leave the park and the permit holder may be assessed additional fees for clean-up and/or damage.
  • Park entrance fees apply. Daily entrance permit fee or annual entrance permit is required for all vehicles.
  • Campers must be 18 years of age or with a parent/legal guardian
  • Quiet time 11:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
  • Seven night camping limit; check out 12:00 p.m.
  • All firewood must be purchased at the park; no carry-ins
  • Parking on pavement, gravel, or designated areas only
  • No more than 3 dogs per handler.
  • Dogs must be leashed (6 ft. maximum length). Electronic leashes or collars are not considered a leash.
    *Off-leash permitted in designated Dog Exercise Areas and Dog Swim Areas only
  • Handlers shall have control of their dog(s) at all times
  • Handlers are responsible for removal and disposal of their dog's waste in a sanitary manner.

These rules are in addition to all Park Rules


Additional Park Rules:


Waukesha County Code of Ordinances:

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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