Parks & Forestry

History of McMullen Memorial County Park

In 1958 Lester McMullen, Chairman of the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, appointed a committee consisting of John Adamski, Monroe County Conservation Warden; Merle Woodworth, Monroe County Forest Administrator; William Jessie, Forestry Committee Chairman; and Norman Culpitt to survey areas on the county forest which could be made into a park.  Of 4 areas surveyed, the present park site was the only area with a suitable water site.  This site did not look promising at first as the only access was by a narrow dirt road that was only passable for part of the year.  The flowage was created by damming Beltz Creek.  No prior land clearing had been done and the lake flooded a heavily wooded area.  Mr. McMullen was brought to the site and immediately announced that this would be the site for the park.  In the fall of 1958, Mr. Culpitt started construction of the park using recipients of welfare assistance.  The lake level was lowered and all of the dead trees were removed.  The present roads were cut out and shaled, toilets were constructed, and a well point was driven for water.  The park at this time was named Wazeda Park.  In 1971 Mr. McMullen passed away; and by Resolution Number 149, the County Board officially changed the name of the park to McMullen Park.  The lake is listed by the State of Wisconsin as Wazeda Lake.  McMullen Park was the first county park in Monroe County.  The Angelo Wayside was acquired from the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportion in 2010 and became the second county park.

Park Department Documents

McMullen Park:  1704 Atlantic Rd, Warrens,WI 54666                                  Phone:  608-378-4913


Warrens Cranberry Festival:  September 27-29th, 2019


2020 Camping Season begins:  Saturday, April 18th, 6 a.m.

  • Due to recent events, the opening day of the camping season at McMullen Memorial County Park, Warrens, WI has been postponed to Saturday, April 18th, 2020.  This date is subject to change; for future updates, visit the Monroe County Parks and Forestry website at or follow us on Facebook

    Monroe County Parks will remain open for day use activities and at this time the annual spring cleanup is scheduled for April 25th, 2020.


Seasonal Sites:  Opening of campground through October 15th, water & shower bldg. may not be available in April, October & November.

Spring Clean-up:  April 25th, 2020


Forestry Department Documents


The Monroe County Forestry Department is accepting sealed bids on four tracts of timber.  Bids are due at 2pm, Friday, April 5, 2019 .  Contact the Forestry Department for more details.