Daily Launch fee effective 2024 is $10, Annual Launch Permit $100 as of January 1, 2024
To obtain an Annual Launch Permit contact the Big Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District Office Monday-Friday at 262-629-9322. You can also mail payment to Big Cedar Lake PRD, 4480 Gonring Dr., West Bend WI, 53095.
Please include your Name, Mailing address, and the License Plate of the vehicle you will be parking in the parking areas. Please include a payment of $100. Once your payment is received we will send your permit in the mail.
You may also purchase a daily launch pass or Annual Launch pass at
93-1.08 (8) POWER LAUNCHING AND RETRIEVING PROHIBITED.
No person shall launch or retrieve a motorboat off or onto a trailer at the Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Gonring Drive Boat Launch unless the motorboat’s motor is turned off or the motor is being operated in its neutral gear. No person shall have the motorboat’s motor operating in a gear other than neutral while engaged in the act of retrieving a motorboat onto a trailer after the motorboat is at rest on the trailer.
Section 2003-1.1. LAUNCH FEE ESTABLISHED. No person shall launch a boat from the Gonring Drive launching facility during the period from and including May 1 through September 30 of each calendar year without paying the launch fee established in this Section. Any boat launched at a site other than the Gonring Drive launching facility shall be construed as having been launched at the Gonring Drive launching facility for purposes of this ordinance if a motor vehicle and empty trailer related to that boat is parked in any of the parking lots operated by the District on Gonring Drive or Cedarview Drive, on Gonring Drive or on roads and highways in the vicinity of Gonring Drive. In the event more than one vehicle is related to the launching of a single boat, each vehicle shall be construed as having launched such boat and each such vehicle shall be subject to pay the daily launch fee. Except as otherwise provided by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, the fee for launching one boat for one day shall be the amount of the resident state park daily entrance fee as established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the fee for unlimited seasonal launching of one boat for a calendar year shall be ten (10) times the daily launch fee.
Section 2003-1.2. PAYMENT OF LAUNCH FEE. Each holder of a seasonal launching pass shall display the pass in a visible location on the dashboard of the motor vehicle used to launch the boat. Application for a season pass shall be made on a form provided by the District at the District’s Offices at 4480 Gonring Dr., West Bend, WI 53095. Every person that launches a boat on a single day shall utilize an envelope/tear-off payment stub system under which the person who launches a boat inserts the applicable fee into the envelope provided by the District, tears off the stub and places the stub in a visible location on the dashboard of the motor vehicle used to launch the boat, and places the envelope into a designated launch fee container near the launch facility. The parking of a motor vehicle with an empty trailer in any of the parking lots operated by the District on Gonring Drive or Cedarview Drive, on Gonring Drive or on roads and highways in the vicinity of Gonring Drive without a visible seasonal launching pass or valid tear-off payment stub on the motor vehicle’s dashboard will be conclusive evidence of a failure to comply with Section 2003-1.1.