Waldo Carlson Park

Camping Fees
Camping fees at Southworth Memorial, Veterans Memorial, and Waldo Carlson parks to change for 2022.  The daily rate for sites with electricity will be $30 per day.  The daily rate for tent only sites (no electricity) will be $20 per day.  Monthly sites are $400 for 30-days.

Boat Launch Fee
Waldo Carlson Park (Red Cedar Lake) and Veteran Memorial Park (Prairie Lake) have a $5.00 daily or a $20.00 seasonal boat launch fee. Boat launch permits can be purchased at the parks from the park caretakers.  Seasonal permits can be purchased on this site by choosing PERMITS on the navigation menu on the left.  Please present proof of purchase to the park caretaker at either Waldo Carlson Park or Veterans Memorial Park between May 1st and September 30th to receive your numbered sticker.  The numbered sticker entitles the purchaser to unlimited in-and-out boat launch privileges at both Veterans Memorial and Waldo Carlson Parks during the 2021 boating season.

Cancellation Policy
Camping and reservation fees are non-refundable.  Reservations can be cancelled by calling 715-537-6280. Reservations cancelled 30 days prior to the planned occupancy are eligible for a 50% credit to be issued in the form of a promotion/discount code to be used on the Barron County Parks Reservations site to book another reservation within the same camping season.  Reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to the planned occupancy are not eligible for a credit code.


Waldo Carlson Park
Waldo Carlson Park
Waldo Carlson Park
Waldo Carlson Park
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17 acres on Red Cedar Lake.

Directions: 1.5 miles north of Mikana on State Highway "48".

Facilities: Coin operated showers, pit toilets, boat landing, boat docks, swimming, playground, dumping station, fish cleaning house.

Dump Station Fee: Camper: $5.00, Non-camper: $8.00

Fish Cleaning House: Camper: Free, Non-Camper: $5.00

Coin Operated Shower Rates: $1.00 for 5 minutes

Other Info: Caretaker in residence, heavily used - fills up most weekends.

Telephone (May 1 to September 30):
(715) 354-3353
(715) 418-1850 (Mobile)

Telephone (October 1 to April 30):
(715) 537-6419

Mailing Address:
Barron County Forestry, Parks, and Recreation Department
335 E Monroe Ave
Barron, WI 54812

Check-In Time: 3:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 1:00 pm

2717 29th Ave
Birchwood, WI 54817
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Waldo Carlson Park Fact Sheet



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