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Fond du Lac County provides lake access to boaters at three County Park facilities, Columbia Park, Highway 45 Wayside, and Wolf Lake.


Columbia Boat LaunchColumbia Park
Columbia Park is probably best known for its boating facilities with access to Lake Winnebago. A 4-slip marina is available for annual rentals, along with overnight docking for another 40-50 boats on 900 feet of harbor wall. Six boat launches and parking for 100 cars and trailers are available. A 70-foot observation tower and navigation beacon marks the harbor entrance.




Highway 45 WaysideHwy 45 Wayside
Hwy 45 Wayside has a 4-lane boat launch and breakwater that was built in 2005 and provides a harbor of refuge on the west shore of Lake Winnebago. This facility is posted as a shallow launch site and is not intended for large boats. 





Wolf Lake BoatWolf Lake
Wolf Lake is a small county park facility which provides a one lane boat launch on the south side of the lake with a swimming beach facility located on the east side. The Wolf Lake boat launch is the only public access to the 76 acre lake.






Each of these boat launch facilities require a permit for launching. Boaters may obtain a seasonal pass which is usable at all three county facilities. Those wishing to launch without a seasonal permit can pay a daily launch fee onsite. Fees for docking on the harbor wall at Columbia Park should be paid to the Campground Host on site.

Boat Launch
Daily Fee $ 6.00
Fond du Lac County Season Permit (Columbia Park, Wolf Lake & Highway 45 Wayside) $35.00
Tri-County Season Permit (Winnebago, Calumet & Fond du Lac County-owned boat launches on Lake Winnebago only) $50.00

Season Permits are available online at or at the County Planning and Parks Department, 160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935.  Permits may also be purchased at Columbia Park, N10340 Calumet Harbor Rd., Malone, WI 53049, during the park season.


Docking Fee (Columbia Park Only)
9:00 am – 7:00 pm with electricity $13.00
9:00 am - 7:00 pm without electricity $10.00

Overnight Docking on harbor wall (Columbia Park Only)
7:00 pm – 9:00 am with electricity $1.25 per ft.
Boaters restroom stop, 3 hours or less, (if room available) No Charge


Slip rental (Annuals) (Columbia Park Only)
Large Slips – 4 available for 20' boat (per season) $540.00
Additional Fee for Boats between 21' – 40' (per ft.) $13.50

For more information on boating:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Winnebago County
Calumet County

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