Washington County

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Ackerman's Grove County Park -Ackerman's Grove provides a boat launch and boasts spectacular views of Little Cedar Lake. Natural woodland and wetland areas add to the splendor of this park. From West Bend, go south on 18th Ave about two miles. Turn left at Cty. NN and travel one mile. Take a slight left at Cty. Z and go a1/2 mile and turn right at park entrance. Shelter, picnic area, restrooms, trails, pier, boat launch, playground, beach, soccer fields.

Cedar Lake County Wayside-Cedar Lake County Wayside is a three-acre park that provides a wooded picnic area for family enjoyment.The park is open April 1 through November 15. From West Bend, take Hwy. 33 west two miles to Cty. Z. Turn south and go 3 1/2 miles to Cty. NN. Turn east and contiue to the entrance. Picnic tables. outhouses.

Glacier Hills County Park- this park is an excellent example of a glacier moraine with rugged terrain, wooded trails and picturesque views of Holy Hill. There is 1200 feet of Friess Lake frontage. The park is excellent for bird watching. A large hall and chapel may be reserved for groups. From West Bend, take Hwy. 45 south 10 miles to Hwy. 167. Turn west and drive 5 1/2 miles to Friess Lake Road. Turn south and continue to the park entrance. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, toilets, hiking, cross-country skiing, baseball, volleyball, playground.

Goeden County Park- this park is a popular spot for canoeing and fishing on the Milwaukee River. There is a scenic nature trail that winds its way along the river and through a wetland. Canoeists can access the Milwaukee River from a pier in the park. All facilities are handicapped accessable. From West Bend, head east on Hwy. 33 for 4 1/2 miles to Cty. M. Turn south to the park entrance. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, playground, boat landing.

Heritage Trails County Park- this park has 234 acres of rolling Kettle Moraine hills, valleys and meadows. This park provides many panoramic views, miles of hiking trails and picnic opportunities. From Hartford, take Hwy. 60 east to Hwy. 175. Turn southeast and continue one mile to Cty. J. Turn south and go one mile to Cty. E. Turn west and go 3/4 mile to the park entrance. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, playground.

Homestead Hollow Park-this park provides a variety of ecosystems throughout the park. Trails that run through the woodlands, prairies and marshy areas of the park provide an opportunity to experience contrasting plant communities. Wildflowers and prairie grasses create colorful seasonal displays. From West Bend travel south 10 miles on Hwy. 45 to Hwy. 167. Turn west and go one mile to Cty. Y Turn south and go one mile to Friestadt Road. Turn east and continue to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, baseball, playground.


The Lizard Mound County Park (located north of West Bend on County Trunk "A", one mile east of State Highway 144) was established in 1950 to preserve one of the best Effigy Mound groups remaining in the state of Wisconsin. It is named for its most outstanding Indian mound, shaped like a gigantic lizard. Lizard Mound County Park consists of 26 fine examples of effigy mounds. It is an unusually beautiful group of mounds, and one is especially impressed with the prominent height and careful construction of each mound. Equally impressive are the variety of mound shapes found in the park. The mound group is in an exceptional state of preservation. Many of the mounds rise more than three feet above the ground surface. Picnic tables, outhouses, hiking, nature trails.

Ridge Run County Park-Evidence of glacial activity abounds in this heavily visited park with its steep ridges and valleys. Anglers, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy showy seasonal displays. A small creek runs through this par, and three lakes are located within its parameters. Located in the West Bend city limits, the park can be reached by taking Hwy. 33 west to University Drive, and then traveling south a couple of blocks. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, hiking, cross-country skiing, playground.

Sandy Knoll County Park-This park has been developed to meet the demands of larger group activities. Scenic nature trails wind around prairie, woodland and pond areas. A manmade pond stocked with rainbow trout, bluegill and other fish provides fishing. From West Bend take Hwy. 33 east one mile to Trenton Road. Turn north and travel two miles to Wallace Lake Road. Turn east and continue to the park. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, swimming, beach, dressing rooms, cross-country skiing, baseball, playground.


Washington County Parks Dept.

333 E. Washington St.

West Bend, Wi. 53090