The Westfork Sports Club is run by volunteers who try to keep the campground functioning and in order. We are not available to answer questions that members can find on their own. We hope you understand and as a member that you will help us by not driving in low, wet areas of the grass, picking up your trash and depositing it in the dumpster, turning off lights when not needed in the bathrooms, paying your fees and helping out when you see things needing to be tended to. Occasionally we have work days where we hope members will come and help us with large projects. These will be posted on the web page.
We hope you have a great stay at the Westfork Sports Club. ~ WFSC Board Members
1. Is the Campground Open?
You Are looking in the right place, the WFSC Web Page We typically open sometime in April and mid October. Though these are not set dates and are weather dependent so watch the webpage.
2. Do I need to be a member?
Yes you do. Here are the fees, They renew each Year on January 1 and run to Dec 31. Membership fees are $30 per year in person or by mail and $32.00 per year by PayPal. Families only need one membership. All individuals must be members
3. How do I pay for my Camping –
There is a green tall IRON “Ranger” at the South end of the Clubhouse. The top has registration forms and envelopes. Fill out a the top so we can read it and deposit your fees in the envelope and drop the whole thing into the IRON Ranger slot.
Or you can pay by PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org, Membership fees are $32.00 by paypal.
CABIN RESERVATIONS are completed on line here. Payment is required during reservation. Once paid for the reservation is yours and no one else can reserve that cabin. You will recieve an email confirmation of your reservation.
4. What if it rains a lot, what should I do. (Occasionally large rains close the campground because of large amounts of rain North of us all coming down in a short period of time. This makes the river rise. Be Safe, Be Watchful if there is a lot of rain.)
Keep yourself safe. The Westby or LaFarge Fire Departments might come down to warn people to move out of the campground.
Use Common Sense – camp where it is high and dry.
- There is a light green “flood tube” in the ground beneath the main light in the campground by the big day shelter.. You can look in the tube if it is holding water the water table is up to that point and is a good indicator for you to decide if you should stay in a rain event.
Leave early and come back if you have to.
Don’t drive through deep water for your safety and to protect the grounds.
5. How do I know how much rain the Campground or nearby got. How do I know how high the water is or the flow rate for the Main Kickapoo River.
Flow Charts for the Kickapoo River (click on the blue dot for location specific information.)
6. How do I know what the Fishing Situation is?
Look at the local Stream Report : Driftless Angler Fly Shop
7. Where is the local fly shop to get gear and advice?
Local Fly Shop: Driftless Angler
8. Do I need a Fishing License?
Yes, and a Trout Stamp.
9. May I fish on the other side of the stream from the campground?
No , You may not unless you follow access laws and keep your feet wet.
The No Trespassing Signs should be followed.
10. How do I know where the Stream Access Points are to go fishing?
11. Is the WFSC still doing Stream Restoration Efforts
Yes we are. We currently have a 3 year plan to repair the flood damaged banks of the Westfork and hope people will help by either coming to work days or making a donation to the Stream Restoration Fund.
Project Green Teen built 10 Fishing Stiles going in on DNR Access Points with TU DARE and Paul Krahn.
- Project Green Teen demolished the blue cabin so it could be removed and repaired and painted the Garbage area.