Campsite 1
Camp Site 1
Campsite 2
Camp Site 2

Dorothy Carnes Park provides two primitive walk-in camping opportunities at the parks east entrance off Jones Lane.  The two primitive camping sites are open for walk-in camping only.  The park offers visitors 513 acres on which to explore a multitude of habitats ranging from tall grass prairies to hard wood forests.  Rose Lake, located adjacent to the park, is home to one of the most diverse bird populations in Wisconsin.  The park offers more than 10 miles of trails for users of all abilities. 

Each of the two campsites contains the following amenities:
One picnic table
Primitive seating
Fire ring with grill
Food hang
Vault toilet
Level area for tent placement

Camping Reservations

  • Campsites are $20 a night (2017 rate) for each site. Maximum of six persons per site.
  • Reservations can be made by contacting the Parks Department for a reservation form.
  • Campsite check-in 3pm, Campsite check-out 11am.
  • Off season reservations made by special permit through the parks department office. 
  • All reservations must be made at least one week (7-days) in advance of desired check in date.
  • Payment (cash or check) is required at the time of reservation.   
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled reservation will result in forfeiture of your fee. 

To reserve your campsite call 920-674-7260 or, stop by the Parks Department Office,
Jefferson County Courthouse, 311 S Center Ave, Room 204, Jefferson.


Please call 920-674-7260 for availability.

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