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 Fishing License Fees
Wisconsin Residents (Annual)
Annual licenses valid April 1 - March 31
Annual licenses valid April 1 - March 31
  • Individual $20
  • Trout Stamp $10
  • Great Lakes Salmon/Trout $10
  • Senior Citzen $7
  • Disabled $7
  • Veteran/Disabled $3
  • Armed Forces $0
  • 16/17 Year Old $7
  • Husband & Wife $31
  • Under Age 16 No License Needed
  • Individual (4 Day) $24
  • Individual (15 Day) $28
  • Individual (Annual) $50
  • Family (15 Day) $40
  • Family (Annual) $65
  • Trout Stamp (Annual) $10
  • Great Lakes Salmon/Trout $10
  • Under Age 16 No License Needed


 Bait Shops & Fishing Licenses

B & H Trout Fishing & Bait Shop
Dells Watersports: Full Service Marina & Boat Rentals (Licenses Only)
Mirror Lake State Park Rentals (Memorial-Labor Day)
River's Edge Bait Shop & Boat Rentals

 Fishing Guide Service

River's Edge Bait Shop & Boat Rentals
Redbeard Bowfishing
Fish Bones Guide Service

 Fishing Spots

Lake Delton:  254 acres with maximum depth of 16 feet

Types of Fish:  Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, Panfish

Season:  The first Saturday in May through March 1 for all game fish on inland waters. Panfish season is year-round

Boat Launch:  Adams Street and Canyon Road: Free Public Boat Landing

Wisconsin River:  Upper & Lower

Types of Fish:  Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, Panfish, Musky and Sturgeon

Season:  Year-round for all game and panfish, except Musky and Sturgeon

Boat Launches, Upper:  River Road (Public Boat Landing): $8 Daily; $50 Seasonal. Seasonal pass paid at the Wisconsin Dells Municipal Building or Wisconsin Dells Police Station. There is a lock box at the landing for daily fees.
River Bay Premier Camping Resort Boat Launch: $5 Daily; $25 Seasonal - can be purchased at Hardware Store in Lyndon Station and from the Township Treasurer.

Boat Launches, Lower:  Hillside Drive: Undeveloped (portable boats only)
Newport Park: Daily $8.50, Seasonal Pass Available, please call (608) 254-2558
River's Edge Resort: $8 Daily; $80 Seasonal

 Watercraft Rentals

Castle Rock Watersports & Boat Rentals (May-September)
Dells Watersports: Full Service Marina & Boat Rentals
Mirror Lake State Park Rentals (Memorial-Labor Day)
River's Edge Bait Shop & Boat Rentals

 State Park Information & State Park Passes

Click here to learn more about local Wisconsin hiking trails.

Devil's Lake State Park
(608) 356-8301
Open: Daily 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Visitor Center: Summer: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fall, Winter & Spring: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  •     29 miles of trails for any skill level
  •     Picnic Area
  •     NO gasoline motor boats allowed. Electric trolling motors are allowed.
  •     Rentals: Row Boats & Canoes
  •     Bike Trail - Only allowed on the Ice Age Loop and the connector trails between the Steinke Basin Loop and the North Short Picnic Area.
  • Park Trails are not maintained for winter hiking. Winter use area maps are available at the Park Office.
  • Sledding Hill (not groomed)

Mirror Lake State Park
(608) 254-2333
Open: Daily 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Visitor Center: Winter: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

  •     20 miles of hiking trails
  •     17.4 miles of cross-country ski trails
  •     9.2 miles of off-road bike trails
  •     1.2 miles of trails for snowshoeing
  •     1.1 miles of interpretive nature trails
  •     0.5 miles of trail accessible for people with disabilities
  •     3 picnic areas
  •     Rentals: Bikes, canoes, pontoons, kayaks, fishing boats
  •     Seth Peterson Cottage (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) available for rent year-round. Contact Sand County Services (608) 254-6551 for reservaitons. Tours offered the second Sunday of every month, 1-3:30 pm. Admission: Adults-$4, Free-12 & under. Groups of 10 or more please call (608) 393-7472. No reservation needed.

Rocky Arbor State Park
(608) 254-2333
Open: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day)

  •     One mile nature hike
  •     Picnic area
  •     Playground
  •     Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend call Mirror Lake State Park (608) 254-2333 for information.

State Park Admission Stickers
Good in all state parks, forests, & recreational areas. Annual stickers go on sale December 1st and area valid through December 31 of the next year. Vehicles registered to the same address are 1/2 price on annual fees after the first vehicle.


Wisconsin Resident


Annual Vehicle Admission Fee



Daily Vehicle Admission Fee



Senior Citizen Annual Fee



Senior Citizen Daily Fee



Hourly Sticker Per Vehicle



Daily Bus Admission Fee




 Local Public Parks

Captain Bob's Park
Located on Miller Drive
Lake Delton, WI
(608) 254-2558
Public Park with two softball/baseball fields, playground and picnic shelter. Recommended usage for softball or youth baseball.

Bowman Park
919 Bowman Road/PO Box 655
Wisconsin Dells, WI
(608) 254-7458
Public Park with playground equipment, basketball court, grills and shelter.

Kaminski Park
Located on County Road A & Dam Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI
(608) 254-2558
Recommended usage for softball or youth baseball. Reserved use for softball/baseball leagues and tournaments only.

Newport Park
Located adjacent to River's Edge Resort on County Hwy A
70 County Road A
Lake Delton, WI
(608) 254-2558
This park is equipped with a beach, boat launch, fishing pier, picnic tables, electricity, grills, restroom facilities and plenty of parking.

Ralph Hines Memorial Park
Located at West Delevan and South Birney Street
Lake Delton, WI
(608) 254-2558
This park is equipped with a picnic shelter, picnic tables, grill, playground, tennis courts, basketball court and restroom facilities. There is also a monument for the Delton Fireman.

Veterans Memorial Park
Located on Intersections of Veterans Drive & Minnesota Avenue & La Crosse Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI
(608) 254-7458
1 full baseball, 1 softball, and 1 soccer field. One 6 lane swimming pool.

*For facility rental information please click here.

 Snowmobile Information

To receive copies of the various county trail maps call or write to:

Village of Lake Delton
Kimberlee Czuprynko
Administrative Secretary
(608) 254-2558 ext 225

Adams County
Adams County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 576
Adams, WI 53910
(608) 339-6997

Columbia County
Columbia County Land & Water
PO Box 485
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 227-7433

Juneau County
Land, Forestry & Parks
650 Prairie St
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-9389 or (608) 562-5737 - Trail Conditions

Marquette County
Marquette Co. Snowmobile Coord.
PO Box 186
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 586-6272- Trail Conditions

Sauk County
Sauk County Parks Department
S7995 White Mound Drive
Hillpoint, WI 53937
(608) 355-4800 - General Questions
(608) 985-4766 - Trail Conditions


 Ice Skating Information

Poppy Waterman Ice Arena
Located in the Industrial Park on Miller Drive, Lake Delton, WI

  • Open Skating: Mid August-April 30 ($4 Admission; $3 Skate Rental)
  • Sunday Evenings: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday Evenings: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Open Adult Hockey Wednesday Evenings: 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm ($5)
  • Skate Rentals Available
  • Refreshments

For more information contact: Aaron Kirby/Ultimate Tournaments (608) 963-6755


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Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

701 Superior Street, PO Box 390
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
(800) 223-3557
(608) 254-4293 (Fax)

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