Your Guide to Keeping Cool in Marshfield

3 people floating in water

Whether you reside in Marshfield or are just visiting the Marshfield Clinic, you may find yourself wondering; where’s the water? As the scorching heat of mid-July and August arrive, it becomes crucial to identify local spots for cooling off. Here’s a list of places in town or nearby to visit when that heat becomes unbearable.

Vandehey Waters

water park in marshfield wisconsin

This waterpark is number one when it comes to cooling off right in Marshfield. The facility boasts a variety of amenities for your enjoyment, such as three water slides, two diving boards, a climbing wall, basketball hoops, a current channel, a game area, a spacious grass area, lounge chairs, shade structures, a full concession stand, private and family changing stalls, and a shelter. They are open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily (patrons must exit the water from 3:00-3:30 for an employee break)

Resident Admission Fee:
Child (2 years and under): FREE
Individual (3 years to 59 ): $6.00
Senior (60 years and older): $4.50

Non-Resident Admission Fee:
Child (2 years and under): FREE
Individual (3 years to 59 ): $9.00
Senior (60 years and older): $6.75

Wenzel Plaza Fountains

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If you’re looking for a free and easy way to cool off, grab a towel and head to the fountains and Wenzel Family Plaza. They’re turned on daily during the Summer from 11:00 am-7:00 pm! This spot is especially fun for small children. Wenzel Family Plaza offers a bit of shade and picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch or snack.

Lake Dexter County Park

Lake Dexter beach and swimming area

Lake Dexter located in Pittsville, WI is just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Marshfield. You’ll find a sandy sunny beach with a nice swimming area, plenty of picnic tables, and several shady spots tucked back under mature trees. There is no fee for entry.

North Wood County Park

view of north wood county park swimming pond

This is another great spot for a family with small children to enjoy and is only about 15 minutes from Marshfield in Arpin. The small swimming area has a sandy beach and the rest of the park has some beautiful scenery to explore that you won’t want to miss out on. There is no fee for entry.

Lake Wazeecha Red Sand Beach

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Lake Wazeechas Red Sand Beach is located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and is just less than an hour’s drive from downtown Marshfield. This sandy beach, part of South Wood County Park is huge and offers a swimming area, picnic tables, a playground, shelters, bathrooms, and more. Plan to spend an entire afternoon here, there’s a lot to see and do in the area.

Enjoy the Summer!