|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 2023 boating season.
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) 418-1850 (Mobile)
Telephone (October 1 to April 30):
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