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Boat Launch Pass

Spring/Summer Season Hours
April 1st-December 1st
When do the Piers Go In?
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.

BOAT LAUNCH REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR 2022 SEASON BOAT LAUNCH PASS

CLICK HERE to register for a ONE DAY ONLY BOAT LAUNCH PASS

Town residents pay one fee for in/out service when the boat is put in the water for the season.

Military Discount

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


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 SEASON PASS Registration Online CLICK HERE
    2. To Complete the Boat Launch ONE DAY ONLY PASS Registration Online CLICK HERE
    3. 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.
  • 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.
      4.  Town residents pay one fee for in/out service when the boat is in the water for the season.

Delavan Community Park PARK HOURS

Public Park – Open 8am - 9pm

Address: 1220 South Shore Drive on the Corner of Hwy 50 and South Shore Drive
Google Map

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 or pay online.


Park Admission Fees

Town of Delavan Community Park
1220 South Shore Drive - Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

A Park Admission Fee is not required if you have purchased a Boat Launch Day/Season Pass, or if you are Town of Delavan Resident w/proof of residency.


RESIDENT DAILY ADMISSION
Daily Admission to the Park
(Includes Parking)
FREE

Town of Delavan residents have FREE ADMISSION TO THE PARK, which includes FREE PARKING.
You are a resident who qualifies for free entrance to the park and free parking
if you reside in or own property in the TOWN OF DELAVAN. A “resident” is a Wisconsin State registration designation by the DNR. Anyone living outside of the Town of Delavan is required to pay an Admission/Parking Fee to enter the park.

When you enter the park, please show our Harbor Master or Boat Launch Staff, proof of residency (Driver's License, Electric Bill, et). The Harbor Master or Boat Launch Staff will then provide both a resident or non-resident with a physical pass. Seasonal passes should be kept to show upon re-entry to the park throughout the season. each time. Regular admission into the park includes parking, general park activities, beach, shore fishing, playground, picnic tables, public restrooms, and access to the beautiful peninsula and walking trail.

If you are wishing to use the boat launch there are specific boat launch fees, which are separate from the Park Admission Fees. Boat Launch Passes, both one time/daily or annual, include parking.

TOWN RESIDENTS who place their boat in the lake for the season pay a ONE TIME Admission Fee (see below) for in/out service when the boat is in the water for the season. The Harbor Master or the Boat Launch staff will provide a special pass which should be kept to show proof of purchase at the end of the season.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A BOAT LAUNCH PASS


NON-RESIDENT DAILY ADMISSION
Daily Admission to the Park
(Includes Parking)
5 Years & Under
Free
6 -12 Years
$2 / Day
13 - 64 Years
$3 / Day
65 + Senior
$2 / Day

NON-RESIDENT SEASON PASS
Admission to the Park for the Entire Season
(Includes Parking)
$25
(Includes all occupants of a vehicle).


OVERNIGHT PARKING AVAILABLE

for $25 per each 24-hour period. Please contact the Gate House 262-740-2335 or the Town Clerk at [email protected] for more details

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


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.


 

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.