Sauk County Parks and Outdoor Recreation Survey


1. List the number of household members in each category.
Under 5 years old 25 to 34 years old
5 to 11 years old 35 to 49 years old
12 to 18 years old
50 to 65 years old
19 to 24 years old
65 to 79 years old
80 and over
2. Where do you go most frequently for recreation?




If Other Please Specify Below:
3. If the public sector is to raise money for the development or improvement of outdoor recreation facilities, how should they do it?






If Other Please Specify Below:
4. What are the primary reason(s) that you DO NOT use the parks available in Sauk County?

I use them
(If YES continue to #5)

Physically disabled

Not enough time

Parks are in poor condition

Parks are too far away

User fees

Poor Health

I don't know park locations

If Other Please Specify Below:


5. What is the longest distance you are willing to travel for recreation?





6. Please indicate in the columns below, how often you visit each park. (Please check boxes)
1 = More than 3 times per month
2 = 1-3 times per month
3 = Few times a year
4 = Once a year
5 = Never
County Parks
White Mound
Redstone Boat Landing
Yellow Thunder
Hemlock Park
Mirror Lake Dam
Redstone Beach
Sauk County Forest
Man Mound Park
Summer Oaks Boat Landing
State Parks
Devil's Lake
Mirror Lake
Rocky Arbor
Natural Bridge
State Natural Areas
Ablemans Gorge
Bakken's Pond
Baxter's Hollow
Dear Creek Cave
Dells of the Wisconsin River
Durst Rock Shelter
Ferry Bluff
Honey Creek
Lodde's Mill Bluff
McGilvra Woods
Pewitt's Nest
Pine Hollow
Spring Green Reserve
Pine Glen
Parfrey's Glen
Koshawago
Devil's Lake Oak Forest
State Trails and Properties
The "400" State Trail
Dell Creek Wildlife Management Area
The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Pine Island National Wildlife Area
National Park
Ice Age National Scenic Trail

7. Please indicate in the columns below, how often you visit each of the following publicly accessible bodies of water.

1 = More than 3 times per month
2 = 1-3 times per month
3 = Few times a year
4 = Once a year
5 = Never
Accessible waters
Wisconsin River
Baraboo River
Lake Wisconsin
Devil's Lake
Lake Redstone
Dutch Hollow Lake
Hemlock Slough
Seeley Lake
Mirror Lake
Leech Lake
Lake Virginia
Lake Delton
Lake Blass
White Mound Lake
Lower Narrows
Honey Creek

8. Do you ride a bicycle on a regular basis?


9. Have you ever used the “400” Trail for bicycle riding or horseback riding?

Horseback Riding?Bicycle Riding?



10. The following recreational uses are important.

1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree
Recreational Uses
A. Mostly active recreational uses (e.g., sports complexes, skate parks, basketball courts, etc.)
B. Mostly passive recreational uses (e.g., trails, nature appreciation, playgrounds, fishing, picnics, etc.)
C. Both active and passive recreational uses in equal amounts

11. The following activities are important.

1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree
Activity
A. Walking
B. Camping
C. Fishing
D. Snowmobiling
E. Dog Walking
F. Hunting
G. Driving for Pleasure
H. Golf
I. Hiking
J. Bicycle Touring
K. Swimming
L. Boating
M. Canoeing / Kayaking
N. ATV Use
O. Picnicking
P. Basketball
Q. Baseball
R. Cross-country Skiing
S. Running
T. Football
U. Rollerblading
V. Soccer
W. Sledding / Tubing
X. Softball
Y. Volleyball
Z. Mountain Biking
AA. Skateboarding
BB. Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding
CC. Tennis
DD. Backpacking
EE. Horseback Riding
FF. Ice-Skating
GG. Water Skiing
HH. Hockey
II. Snowshoeing
JJ. Rock Climbing
KK. SCUBA Diving
LL. Nature/Wildlife Viewing

12. Do you feel there is need for more of any certain kind of outdoor recreation activity? (Please list)

13. The following park attributes are important.

1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree
Attributes
A. Historical value
B. Natural beauty
C. Accessibility
D. Modern facilities
E. Swimming areas
F. Clean & Quiet
G. Safety

14. From the list below, please pick five (5) public recreation facilities most needed in Sauk County.

Recreation Facilities



















Others:


Inactive hide details for County Parks SystemCounty Parks System


15. In terms of County Parks the following features are well maintained.
1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree
Features
A. Restrooms, trash collection, and picnic area cleaning
B. Sport courts
C. Playground safety
D. Parking lots and roadways
E. Tree care
F. Turf care and mowing
G. Shrub and flower beds
H. Sport fields
I. Lakes
J. Rivers
K. Hiking / Walking / Biking trails


16. If you answered “Disagree” or “Strongly Disagree”, what improvements would you like to see?


17. Pets are allowed with certain restrictions; pets must be under the owners control and have a leash of six feet or less and pets are not allowed in the beach area or in the water. Do you agree with these County Park policies?





1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree

18. If you answered “Disagree” or “Strongly Disagree”, what changes would you like to see?

19. County Park policy does not allow vehicular traffic between the hours of 10:00PM and 6:00 AM and enforces quiet hours during the same hours. Do you agree with this policy?






1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree


20. If you answered “Strongly Disagree” or “Disagree” what suggestions do you have?


21. Campsite reservations are made by printing out a reservation from the Sauk County website and mailing it in with a check made out to Sauk County Parks. Do you agree with this method?






1 = Stongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = No Opinion
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree

22. If you answered “Strongly Disagree” or “Disagree” what suggestions do you have for changing the reservation system?

23. What would you like to see improve in terms of existing public recreational opportunities in Sauk County?

24. Please provide any additional comments below.