Dodge County Park Has New Online Reservation Website

(Dodge County) The Dodge County Parks Department has revamped its online reservation system for camping and shelter selection. The previous website was ten years old and had limitations in providing online options. Land Resources and Parks Director Bill Ehlenbeck says the self-serve system incorporates the use of the county’s latest aerial photography and provides site pictures and details that will help users decide what site to select. One hold-over from the previous system was the popular site availability grid as well as color coded sites highlighting which locations are open for the desired range of dates. Online reservations can be made at least seven days and up to one year in advance. There is a $5 reservation fee for each site but the minimum $3 credit card transaction fee has been eliminated. The new system is also expected to reduce the amount of time staff devotes to reservations freeing them up to focus on other tasks. Ehlenbeck says occupancy at the Dodge County Parks have been at record levels the past few years making it difficult to secure a desired site without a reservation far in advance. He says the new online service will hopefully fix that problem. Reservations can still be done over the phone at 920-386-3700 or in person. A link to the reservation website will be available at