Welcome to Wisconsin River Power Company
The WRPCO FERC Hydroelectric Project #1984
is located in Wood, Juneau and Adams Counties in South Central Wisconsin.
It is comprised of the Petenwell and Castle Rock Reservoirs. Dams at the
reservoirs were completed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The project boundary covers 59,000 acres with 40,080 acres of water surface.
There are approximately 219 miles of shoreline and approximately 29 miles of
shoreline commons area.
- In the Petenwell Reservoir, there are a total of 25,180 acres of water
surface and approximately 12.7 miles of Shoreline Commons Area. The reservoir
is the second largest inland body of water in Wisconsin.
- In the Castle Rock Reservoir, there are a total of 14,900 acres of water
surface and approximately 16.3 miles of Shoreline Commons Area. The reservoir
is the fifth largest inland body of water in Wisconsin.
We will be completing work at Castle Rock Dam which will impact the use of the public boat launch downstream of the Dam.
This work is anticipated to begin in mid-July and should conclude by mid-September. The work will cause limited access and closure of the
boat landing during this period. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Be Safe! Accidents and
fatalities that occur near dams can be prevented by using common sense,
staying clear of, adhering to warning sirens, signs and barriers, and understand
the dangers to be found near them. Make safety your highest priority while
recreating near hydroelectric facilities.