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Esofea/Rentz Memorial Park

Esofea/Rentz Memorial Park is Vernon County’s oldest and most historic park.  Situated on 148 acres in the Town of Jefferson, Esofea Park has 16 rustic campsites, 8 electric campsites, 4 full hookup RV sites, more than 3 miles of hiking trail, a picnic shelter, a spring trout pond, large open areas for softball or kickball or volleyball, and an incredible section of the North Fork Bad Axe River running through the property.  Esofea Park has something for everyone!  Just down the road on the adjacent property is the Bad Axe River Country Club, featuring a nine-hole golf course, mini-golf, and disk golf. 

Playground

Esofea/Rentz Memorial Park is situated in a beautiful valley setting along the banks of the North Fork Bad Axe River. The park is conveniently and centrally located between the communities of Westby, Viroqua, Coon Valley and Chaseburg just off County Highway B in the Town of Jefferson. 

The picnic pavilion is very popular for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions and even an occasional wedding.  There is a “kitchen” complete with an oven/range, refrigerator/freezer and a long table that is great for potluck type servings.  The pavilion is equipped with picnic tables, benches and lights.  There is a fire ring nearby for evening gatherings. 

Esofea/Rentz Memorial Park
The spring pond is stocked each spring by Wisconsin DNR with rainbow trout, making for some really fun fishing for children of all ages during the summer months.  The hiking trails are very nice, and are very scenic.  One trail is through the forest  in the south part of the park, and the other section of trails goes east from the information kiosk located near campsite #8.