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Path to Barkhausen
Path to Barkhausen

Boating Information  
Brown County Parks maintains and operates three boat launches within Brown County: Bay Shore Park, Lily Lake and Suamico.  A launch fee is required for all watercrafts. 
NEW FOR 2021: Daily and Annual permits will be available at each of these launches through our newly installed VenTek pay stations.  You may use exact cash or credit to make your purchase and receive a sticker immediately!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the former Eagle’s Nest Land Acquisition

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Brown County Annual Stickers are valid at the following boat launches from January 1st To December 31st of the year the pass was purchased in:

Brown County Parks:
Bay Shore Park - webcam
Lily Lake

City of De Pere Parks:
Fox Point

City of Green Bay Parks:
Green Bay Metro

Village of Wrightstown:

Hunting on County Park Lands - Barkhausen, Fonferek's Glen, Lily Lake, Neshota Park, Reforestation Camp and Vande Hei Property
Following is a summary of the regulations for those parks open to hunting: The WDNR season dates listed may change due to pending rule changes—please contact the DNR for up-to-date info. Note that archery season closes with the Statewide closure even though some Parks may be in metro units.

Deer Gun/Bow Hunting:  Managed hunts for white-tailed deer are scheduled below during the 2021 Wisconsin hunting season on Brown County park lands.

Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve Hunting Dates
Deer Bow (Ft. Howard Wildlife Area Only): September 18, 2021 - November 19, 2021
Deer Bow (both properties): November 29, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Deer Gun (special permit required, applications accepted Aug 1 - 15): November 20, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Fonferek's Glen Hunting Dates
Deer Bow: September 18, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Lily Lake Hunting Dates
Deer Bow: September 18, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Deer Gun: November 20, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Neshota Park Hunting Dates
Deer Bow: September 18, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Reforestation Camp Hunting Dates
Deer Bow: September 18, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Deer Gun: November 20, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Vande Hei Property Hunting Dates
Deer Bow: September 18, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Deer Gun: November 20, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Waterfowl Hunting:
Waterfowl hunting is permitted along the shoreline areas at the Fort Howard Paper Foundation Wildlife Area and at Lily Lake Park during the regular waterfowl season. Bag limits, daily hours, and licenses are in accordance with those rules and regulations established by the Wisconsin DNR.  There is NO early goose, teal, extended muzzle-loader, youth gun hunts or additional deer hunts on any park properties. All other park lands, except those listed above will be closed to hunting.

Interactive Hunting Map

For a PDF version map please click on the below park:Public sight in for handguns, shotguns, rifles, crossbows, compound bows is available at the Brown County Rifle Range.

Fishing the Greater Green Bay area is one of the most popular outdoor activities, in fact it is part of the northern culture - making the Brown County area unique.  There are several different bodies of water such as Lily Lake, Reforestation Camp ponds, the Bay of Green Bay, connected tributaries and Lake Michigan to enjoy the fishing tradition.

A study completed by the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2019 indicates the Bay of Green Bay creates over $263.9 million in annual economic benefits, generates over $14.8 million in annual state and local taxes and supports over 2,711 full-time jobs.  Brown County is pleased to provide a variety of access points to assist in contributing to this regional fishery for the economic benefi

Green Bay Access Sites