Pending Application for Proposed Dredging: OFFICIAL NOTICE John Olson, 5621 Town Hall Rd., Delavan, WI 53115 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to dredge the sediment settling ponds upstream of Delavan Lake along Mound Road.  The project is located in the NW of SW 1/4 of Section 12 in Township 02N, Range 16E located in Town of Delavan, Walworth County. The Department will review the proposal provided by the applicant and any information from public comments and the public informational hearing.  The Department will determine whether the proposal complies with ss. 1.11, 30.20, and 30.208, Stats., and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, and ensure that the required mitigation meets the standards in s. 281.36(3r), Stats. if the project impacts wetlands. The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit for the proposed activity.  If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Department’s permit tracking website. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person may submit comments and/or request a public informational hearing by emailing [email protected] If you are submitting general comments on the proposal, they must be emailed within 30 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website.  If you are requesting a public informational hearing, the request must be emailed within 20 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing.  If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be emailed no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed.  The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document. Docket Number IP-SE-2020-65-01747 STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary   BY:  Luke Roffler                                                                                                 Water Management Specialist                              Date 10/01/2021

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Boat Launch Pass

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.

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.

​The park offers a beach, boat launch, playground, building available for rent, volleyball courts, historical flags on display, shore fishing, and more.​​

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.

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Who is Considered a Resident?

A “resident” is a Wisconsin State registration designation by the DNR.  You are a resident if you reside 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.

Boat Launch Registration


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 Form.
  2. Pay the appropriate boat launch fee (via cash or check).
  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.
ii. 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.
iii. No barge tie ups are allowed along the park shore line except for inlet launch area.
iv. No commercial vehicles/trailers allowed anywhere in the park except in designated commercial parking area.
v. 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 at the gate house, paid in person 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.


How Do I Pay the Boat Launch Fee?

Boaters can pay the Boat Launch Fee in the following ways.

  1. For Day Passes & Season Passes - Stop by the Gate House on Delavan Lake (1220 S Shore Drive; Delavan, WI 53115) and pay cash or check (written to Town of Delavan).
  2. For Season Passes Only - Make a copy of the registration form and send in your check payment to the Town of Delavan; 5621 Town Hall Road, Delavan, WI 53115. We will then send you your boat and trailer stickers.

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.

 

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