Waldo Carlson Shelter

Boat Launch Fee
Waldo Carlson Park, Red Cedar Lake, has a $5.00 daily or a $20.00 seasonal boat launch fee. Boat launch permits can be purchased at the park from the park caretaker.  Seasonal permits can now be obtained online by choosing PERMITS on our Parks Reservations home page.  Please present proof of purchase to the park caretaker after May 1st to receive your seasonal boat launch sticker.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance - May 15, 2020
The Wisconsin Safer at Home Order is gone, the virus is not. COVID-19 continues to circulate and pose a threat to the health of our community. Barron County encourages everyone to avoid situations that may put them at risk of becoming ill and to follow the guidance to the greatest extent possible.  Please visit the following COVID-19 resources for more information when planning to visit Barron County.


Select the pavilion on the interactive map below to view a photo and shelter details.

17 acres on Red Cedar Lake.

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

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

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-Out Time: 10:00 pm

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