Hours & Fees

2018 Park Hours (all times are EST)

  • Jan-March 11: 10a-5:30p
  • March 12-April 8: 10a-7p
  • April 9 -May 27: 10a-8:30p
  • May 28-July 29: 10a-9p
  • July 30-Sept 16: 10a-8:30p
  • Sept 17-Nov 3: 10a-7p
  • Nov 4-Dec 31: 10a-5:30p

Spicer Lake Nature Preserve opens one hour later and closes one hour earlier.

2018 Park Closed Dates

All County Parks are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve is closed: January 1, January 15, and February 19.

2018 Offices Closed Dates

Park Offices are closed in observance of these County-designated holidays:

  • January 1- New Year’s Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 19 – President’s Day
  • March 30 -- Good Friday
  • May 8 – Primary Election Day
  • May 28-- Memorial Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • September 3 -- Labor Day
  • October 8 -- Columbus Day
  • November 6 – Election Day
  • November 22—Thanksgiving Day
  • November 23-- Day After Thanksgiving
  • December 24—Christmas Eve (parks close at 3:30 pm)
  • December 25—Christmas Day

Reservation Fees


Reservation fees do not include park entrance fees. Gate fee is in effect on weekends, holidays and during special events/programs. Sites reserved for times other than regular park hours require a $40 / hour park ranger fee. A security deposit is also required for all reservations ($200 for enclosed buildings and $150 for open air pavilions. This deposit will be refunded if park rules and shelter policies are complied with and there is no damage or clean-up required at the site.

Gate Fees


  • $4 / In-County Vehicles
  • $5 / Out-of County
  • Vehicles All Special Event Parking: $8
  • Busload: $.50 per person
  • Annual Pass In-County: $25
  • Annual Pass Out-of-County: $33

Fee Details


  • Entry Fee Applies - April 1 - October 31 (weekends and holidays)
  • Entry Fee charged on Fridays at Ferrettie / Baugo Creek County Park, Memorial Day though Labor Day.
  • Entry Fee charged on Fridays at St. Patrick's County Park, Memorial Day though Labor Day.
  • The Entry Fee also is in affect during winter programs and special events.

2019 Park Hours (all times are EST)

  • Jan-March 9: 10a-5:30p
  • March 10-April 7: 10a-7p
  • April 8 -May 26: 10a-8:30p
  • May 27-July 28: 10a-9p
  • July 29-Sept 15: 10a-8:30p
  • Sept 16-Nov 2: 10a-7p
  • Nov 3-Dec 31: 10a-5:30p

Spicer Lake Nature Preserve opens one hour later and closes one hour earlier.

2019 Park Closed Dates

All County Parks are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve is also closed: January 1, January 21, and February 18.

2019 Offices Closed Dates

Park Offices are closed in observance of these County-designated holidays:

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • January 21 - Martin Luther King Day
  • February 18 - President’s Day
  • April 19 - Good Friday
  • May 7 - Primary Election Day
  • May 27 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 2 - Labor Day
  • November 5 - Election Day
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • November 28 - Thanksgiving Day
  • November 29 - Day After Thanksgiving
  • December 23 - Day before Christmas Eve
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve (parks close at 3:30 pm)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day