Christmas Tree Pick Up: The Town of Delavan WILL PICK up your live Christmas trees,  if you leave the tree(s) at the end of your driveway.  DO NOT BAG UP YOUR TREE. The Town will NOT pick up any trees that are bagged. If you have a tree at the end of your driveway that is already bagged, please remove it from the bag and they will gladly pick it up. You may also drop live trees off at the Delavan Community Park - 1220 South Shore Drive. Just look for the pile of trees.  Questions? Call 262-728-3471. Happy New Year!

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Boat Launch Pass

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR 2022 SEASON BOAT LAUNCH PASS


CLICK HERE FOR A PAPER COPY OF Boat Launch Registration


CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR YOUR BOAT LAUNCH PASS ONLINE


To help the registration process go quicker and smoother, we are offering three ways to register.  The Boat Launch Fees are listed below or on the Registration Form.

  • Online Registration
    1. To Complete the Boat Launch Registration Online CLICK HERE and/or go to our website townofdelavan.com > Lake Life > Boat Launch Pass > Click Here to Register (top of pg)
    2. To Pay Your Boat Launch Fee Online Please CLICK HERE our website townofdelavan.com and/or go to > Lake Life > Boat Launch Pass > Click Here to Pay (at the top of the page) When paying, be sure to choose “Boat Launch Fee” on the “Type of Payment” Drop Down menu and include your name, address, and boat size to the Comment box along with your preference in receiving your Season Pass Stickers. Your Season Pass Stickers can be sent to you or picked up at the Gate House.
      1. There is a 3% processing fee when using Allpaid.
      2. Please make a copy of your confirmation email and bring with you to the Gate House to show proof of payment. Thank you.
  • Mail-In Registration
    1. Return a hard copy of the Season Pass Registration with your payment to: Town of Delavan, Attn: Clerk, 5621 Town Hall Drive, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
      1. You may pay cash, check, or credit card.
      2. Your Season Pass Stickers can be sent to you or picked up at the Gate House.
  • In-Person
    1. Join us in person at the Town Hall - 5621 Town Hall Drive, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
      1. You may pay cash, check, or credit card.
      2. You will receive your stickers immediately upon payment.
      3. Town Hall Hours are M-F - 8:30am-4:30pm.

Spending time on Delavan Lake is an incredible experience for all ages and we are honored that you are looking to spend time on the water.

Summer Hours
April 1st - October 31st

Community Park is open from 8am to 9pm

The beach is open from 9am to 8pm

The Gate House is open 24-7. If no one is at the gate house when you arrive, please drop your payment in the YELLOW drop box by the Gate House.

What Does Delavan Lake Community Park have to offer?

  • Beach with Swim Area
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Playground
  • Pavilions (available for rent for family events)
  • Waters Edge Event Venue (two spaces for rent -  Loft and Balcony and/or our entire 4,700 square foot, newly remodeled facility )
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Beautiful Nature Trail on the Peninsula
  • Native American Effigy Mounds
  • Shore Fishing

Winter Hours

November 1st - March 31st

Delavan Community Park is closed during the winter, however, if you wish to Ice Fish, on Delavan Lake, you are welcome to do so.  Please note that the Gate House is not staffed during the winter season.


Is there a Fee if I just want to go Shore Fishing, Swimming or General Park Activities?  Yes.


Admission to Park for Residents of the Town of Delavan

  • FYI: Guests are not required to pay any additional monies for a "park pass" if they are taking a boat out. Boaters pay a Boat Launch Fee (Daily or Season).
  • Town Residents Enter the Park Free with Proof of Residency
  • Town Residents can get an official Park Season Pass at the Gate House, when park is open.
  • One pass per family.

Admission to Park for Non-Residents *anyone living outside of the Town of Delavan

5 Years & Under Free
6 -1 2 Years $2 Daily
13 - 64 Years $3 Daily
65 + Senior $2 Daily
Non-Resident Park Season Pass is $25 , which includes all occupants of a vehicle.

Usage for all passes includes general park activities, beach, and shore fishing.

See Upcoming Public Events


Who is Considered a Resident?

A “resident” is a Wisconsin State registration designation by the DNR.  You are a resident if you reside in or own property in the TOWN OF DELAVAN.


What Do I Need to Know Before I Boat on Delavan Lake?

If you are going to boat on Delavan Lake you need to pay a Boat Launch Fee.

The Boat Launch Fee depends on the size of your boat and whether or not you live in Wisconsin or if you live out of the state (ie: Illinois, Michigan, etc).  Please make a copy of the Boat Launch Registration Form or stop by the Town Hall to get a hard copy of the form.


Military Discount

The Town of Delavan does NOT charge a Boat Launch Fee for any Active Duty Military with Proper ID.


Boat Launch Check-Off List

  1. Complete the Boat Launch Registration Online, in Person or Send in the Mail.
  2. Pay the appropriate boat launch fee (via cash, check or online).
  3. Make a copy of your boat registration and provide that to the Town for our records.
  4. If you have DAY PASS or drop box receipt please display it properly in the front window of your vehicle.
  5. Place your Season Pass Sticker (if applicable) on your Boat Trailer
  6. Place your Season Pass Sticker (if applicable) on your Boat

How Much Is the Boat Launch Fee?

Wisconsin Residents (2021)

Non-Motorized Boat

*A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

$8.50 per day | $85.00 Seasonal Pass

Boats Under 20 Ft

$11.75 per day | $117.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats Between 20 Ft and 26 Ft

$14.25 per day | $142.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats 26 Ft & Over

$17 per day | $170 Seasonal Pass

Out of State Residents (2021)

Non-Motorized Boat

*A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

$8.50 per day | $85.00 Seasonal Pass

Boats Under 20 Ft

$11.75 per day | $117.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats Between 20 Ft and 26 Ft

$21.25 per day | $212.50 Seasonal Pass

Boats 26 Ft & Over

$25.25 per day | $252.50 Seasonal Pass

*A non-motorized boat is considered a canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat, etc.

What if you join us after hours? Please leave your Boat Launch Fee at the Gate House in the YELLOW DROP BOX.


Commercial Passes

DAILY FEE ($40)

Provides "in and out" boat service, shore lift service and barge services

Tier #1 ($400)

Provides "in and out" boat service/Fleet Rate for for 1-5 Boats

Tier #2 ($500)

Provides "in and out" boat service and shore lift services/Fleet Rate for 6-10 Boats

Tier #3 ($600)

Provides "in and out" boat service, shore lift and barge services/Fleet Rate for 11+ Boats

No barges will be allowed to launch or park on weekends for the months of May, June, July & August.

 Other “no launch” restrictions are on opening day of fishing in May, Memorial Day weekend, Independence day celebration, Labor Day weekend, and large fishing tournaments during the season.

No barge tie ups are allowed along the park shore line except for inlet launch area.

No commercial vehicles/trailers allowed anywhere in the park except in designated commercial parking area.

Daily barge rate is $40. The daily pass is good for one day only.


Commercial Tier 3 Parking Only

Tier 3 customers pay $6 per car to park (during rental time only). If you stay longer than your rental time, the Daily Parking Fee is $3 per adult and $2 per child.

Season Passes may be purchased online, at the gate house, paid in person at the Town Hall or mailed to the Town of Delavan.

Make Checks Payable to: Town of Delavan, Attn: Boat Launch, 5621 Town Hall Road, Delavan WI 53115

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and Town of Delavan regulations and policies, the Town of Delavan its offices and employees, are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by Town of Delavan.


DON'T GET FINED

Please note there is a $100 fine if boat launch fee is not paid at either Gate House or Drop Box. Boaters must complete and turn in the Boat Launch Registration Form and include a copy of your boat registration.


All transactions are final. 

NO REFUNDS DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

NO REFUNDS FOR BOAT MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES

(dead battery, automobile failure, trailer malfunction)

NO REFUNDS FOR CHANGING YOUR MIND

Launch at your own risk.


What about Barges?

  • No barges will be allowed to launch or park on weekends for the months of May, June, July & August.
  • Other “no launch” restrictions are on opening day of fishing in May, Memorial Day weekend, Independence day celebration, Labor Day weekend, and large fishing tournaments during the season.
  • No barge tie ups are allowed along the park shore line except for inlet launch area.
  • No commercial vehicles/trailers allowed anywhere in the park except in designated commercial parking area.
  • Daily barge rate is $40. The daily pass is good for one day only.

How is the Launch Fee Set and Calculated?

All launch rates are set by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Rates are calculated by the number of services at the launch: Attendant, Restrooms. State tax is included in fee.

 

Emergency Alert 01-11-2022: Christmas Tree Pick-Up - The Town of Delavan WILL PICK up your live Christmas trees, if you leave the tree(s) at the end of your driveway. DO NOT BAG UP YOUR TREE. The Town will NOT pick up any trees that are bagged. If you have a tree at the end of your driveway that is already bagged, please remove it from the bag and they will gladly pick it up. You may also drop live trees off at the Delavan Community Park - 1220 South Shore Drive. Just look for the pile of trees. Questions? Call 262-728-3471. Happy New Year!