Welcome to Community Park
Shelters #2 & 3
Volleyball & Shelter #4
Boat Launch Pass Daily/Seasonal
A season pass can be obtained at the Gate House when entering the Park or at the Town Hall if no one is at the Park.
If you wish to purchase one as a gift or before the season starts they are generally available the first of December of each year.
Community Park Services and Programs
- Facility Rentals - 25 to over 200 people
- Community Center
- Pavillion's (Max Capacity 25 people)
- Yearly Special Events -
- Winterfest - Watch calendar for date in February
- Delavan Lake Fest - 1st Week in June
- Independence Day Celebration - Last Saturday in June unless 4th on a Saturday
- Fireman's Pork Roast & Dance - First Saturday in August
- Oktoberfest - Watch calendar for date on October
- Kid's Halloween Party - Last Saturday in October
- Boat Launch Open 24/7
- Boat Launch Parks 100 Plus Trailers at any one time
- Boat Launch has Bathroom Facilities
- Special "Kayak\Canoe" Launch into Delavan Lake
- "Free" Life Preserver Loaner Program
- Jumper Cable Loaner Program
- "FREE" Fishing Regulation
- Dailey Weather/Lake Temp Board
- Dockmaster Service - Weekends
- Fishing Guide List
- Auxiliary Coast Guard "FREE" Boat Safety Checks
- Bait Vending Machine
- Beverage Vending Machine
- "FREE" Lake Regulations
- "Memorial Bench" Program
- Free Park Brochure
- Native American Burial Site
- Free Native American Burial Mound Brochure
- Guest Packet
- Walworth County Health Dept. Weekly beach testing for E-Coli
- Porta-Potties at Boat Launch
- Two lighted "Sand Volleyball Courts"
- Volleyball Loaner Program
- Summer "Sand Volleyball League"
- Beach open Memorial Day to Labor Day
- Fishing Pier behind Community Center
- Peninsula Fishing
- Swim booms added to keep weeds off beach
- Weed Clean-up M-W-F
- Don't Tread on Me
- Betsy Ross
- 13 Star
- 1861 Civil War
3 Top Fishing Tricks and Tips
No matter what skill level you are at:
- Basic knowledge - know what kind of fish you want to catch, and learn about their habits and habitat. Time of day is important; some fish will bite best in the morning, while others are hubrier in the afternoon. Some like cold water and others stick to the warmer shallows. Be sure to check the weather report before you head out on the waterways.
- Proper Equipment - for simple fishing off a dock, rowboat or shoreline, you need basic fishing set that includes a rod, reel, line and hooks. Tackle boxes are ideal for carrying and sorting small equipment like sharp hooks, lures, and extra line and a knife. Fill your tackle box with a flashlight, adjustable wrench, pliers, first aid supplies, spare hooks and rod tips, glue stick and a lighter.
- Bait - even fish have different preferences when it comes to food. Use bait that your target fish enjoy. Cover the hood with the worm or other bait, so the fish gets set on a good hook whn they chomp down on the tempting bait. Some artificial and electronic baits appeal to certain types of fish but not others. Don't go looking for perch with bait designed to attract salmon. Shiny reflective lure can sun blind certain fish; use matted metal lures instead.
Winter Bass Fishing Tips: What , When and Why
Winter, a word that almost every avid bass angler dreads. . . almost. Winter bass fishing arks the end of a phenomenal bite when the fish were pushed up in the shallows, chasing baitfish and putting the feedbag on.
Now, these fish are moving into their wintertime haunts offshore, and preparing for colder weather. While many anglers are storing their boats for the winter and putting their gear away until warmer weather, there are still a few who brave this colder weather in search of some giants. You read that right, giants. Winter bass fishing can be one of the best times of the year to catch your biggest fish of the season. This time of year, fish are grouping up in deeper water to prepare to hide out for winter, but even in this cold-water fish still have to feed.
What to Look for?
So now that I've talked it up, its time to figure where you want to look to try to find these schools of fish. The biggest key is trying to find the active fish in the groups. The first major thing you want to key in on is deeper water. This term "deep" is a very relative term. You're going to want to look for the deepest part of any fishery.
To some that might mean 12 feet and to others it cold mean 100 feet, depending on the lake. The next key thing to look at is quick changes in depth. These fish aren't going to move a hundred yards up a slow tampered point to fee. They are more apt to move up and down in the water column to take advantage of any warm spells and take advantage of these short windows to feed. Things like creek channel swings are great things too look for.
When Should I Fish?
As I mentioned previously, these feeing windows can be short. So, you could be on the right sot, but if they aren't feeding it can be brutal. This means you have to try to time it just right. The best winter bass fishing times that I have found form experience and talking to others, is first thing in the morning or when the day is at its warmest point.
Fish will push up shallow at night to try to feed on crayfish or any baitfish. This means you have a chance to catch them before they sink back down in the morning. If you have a week of 35-degree days and then a 45-degree day I would make sure to be on you most productive winter spots during that warmest day. The fish will take advantage of a few degree temperature change to put some food in their stomachs.
What Should I Fish?
This time of the year, unlike most other times, there isn't a whole lot of variety in the baits you can throw. I try to make my selection as thin as possible due to the fact I'm fishing so much slower I don't want to be thinking about all of the things I should try. I stick to a few of my confidence baits, swim baits, jerk baits and a shaky head to cover water.
A drop shot, jigs, and worms with little action such as ned rigs and senkos worked when I found a productive area. Everything underwater has slowed movement, nothing down there is moving crazy fast, so that's what you want to imitate. If you think you are moving your bait too slow the standard thing to do is go slower!
So, keep these winter bass fishing tips in mind next tie you're thinking about packing up you gear for the winter and hopefully it'll result in so me of you best fish of the year!
Article by the Global Fishing Network
Park/Beach Entry Pass
- Pickup at Gate House when Park is Open
- Show Proof of Residency
- One (1) Pass per Family
- Usage includes General Park Activities, Beach (Swimming), and Shore Fishing
Non Resident ($25.00 Fee)
- Purchase at Gate House When Park is Open
- Good for all Occupants of vehicle
- Usage includes General Park Activities, Beach (Swimming) and Shore Fishing
Beach: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Park: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Need to rent/reserve the Community Center or a Pavilion for a function; click on a link below for our reservations form and pricing for all the options we offer.
If you plan on having beer and/or wine at you event, there are separate forms that need to filled out.
If you plan on selling merchandise or food in the park a special permit is required.
If you are using our park for your fund raiser and want to sell beer and wine, a Picnic License Permit is needed.
In order to qualify for this permit you must be a bona fide club, fair association, agricultural society, church, lodge, or society that has been in existence for a least six (6) months, and to veteran's organizations. §§125.26(6) and 125.51(10).