Dodge County Parks - Rules and Regulations

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General Park Rules

As with any natural setting, the Dodge County Parks are subject to some inherent dangers, such as steep slopes, water, falling trees and branches, rugged & rocky terrain, etc. Proper hiking footwear and supervision of children are a must. By entering and using the Dodge County Parks, you accept the sole responsibility for the actions and safety of yourself and dependents. Dodge County is not responsible for any emergency or medical services that may be incurred as a result of your use of the park. To protect the Park and maximize everyone's enjoyment of the park, the Dodge County Parks Ordinance #436 Chapter 19 will be enforced, including, but not limited to, the following:

Park is open from 7:00 am – 8:30 pm Daily

  • Only registered campers permitted in park after 8:30 pm. Quiet Time begins at 10:00 pm. Be considerate of others.
  • Camping permitted only in designated campsites. Campsites may not be used as picnic sites.
  • One camping unit (6 people maximum) is allowed per individual campsite unless prior approval is received and extra fee is paid. An extra tent for minor children (under age 18) of site renter is exempt.
  • Persons making reservation shall be named the responsible party for the clean up and care of their campsite.
  • All refuse shall be placed in the appropriate containers.
  • Campers under 18 years of age must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian or must have written consent of parents before receiving a camping permit.
  • Live or standing trees shall not be cut, chopped or otherwise damaged or removed. Firewood is available from park staff or campground host.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times, may not be left unattended, and must be cleaned up after.
  • Shelters may be used for picnicking on a first-come, first-served basis, if not already reserved (contact park office or park attendant for reservations).
  • Loud, violent, abusive, obscene or otherwise disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Please observe all speed limits for park visitor’s safety.

Person making reservation shall be named the responsible party for ensuring compliance with State Statutes, County Ordinances, and Park Regulations by all persons occupying their campsite. Employees of the Dodge County Parks Department or Dodge County Sheriff’s Department may revoke the camping permit if in their judgment, persons or property on or within the park premises may be endangered by continued use of the campsite or a violation of State, County, or Park codes or regulations are noted and may be subject to loss of future park use privilege.


  • Be alert and courteous to other trail users
  • Keep right - don’t block the trail
  • Pass on the left and give audible signals
  • Yield when entering and crossing trails
  • Respect rights and privacy of adjacent landowners
  • Report trail damage, vandalism and accidents
  • All pets must be leashed and cleaned up after
  • Stay off the trail when closed

Safety Tips

  • Wear a helmet and bright clothes
  • Stay on designated trails and obey all signs
  • Travel at safe speeds
  • Keep equipment under control at all times
  • Be cautious of wet and slippery trail surfaces
  • Use extreme caution during hunting seasons
  • Trail use during gun deer hunting season is not recommended or wear blaze orange clothing

Park regulations are enforced under the provisions of Chapter 19 - Parks and Recreation of the Dodge County Code of Ordinances by Dodge County Parks staff, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department or any law enforcement officer acting as an agent for Dodge County. Fines for violations range from $25-$200 plus costs. Please report suspicious activity, vandalism or concerns to the park staff, Park's Central Office (920) 386-3700 x1 or the Sheriff’s Department (920) 386-3726.

(Emergency 911)
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