Research Rates


Researcher AffiliationDailyWeeklyMonthly
Non-UW System$22.00$140.00$600.00

These rates assume that users from the same group will share lodging spaces (Dorms: 2 per room, Cabins; 1 per bunk). Groups or individuals who request exclusive use of Upham Woods facilities will be required to pay for the entire lodging space requested, not just the beds used.

Lab/Office Space

Researcher AffiliationDailyWeeklyMonthly
Non-UW System$11.00$63.00$270.00

The Peters Nature Center contains four multi-purpose classrooms/meeting rooms with capacities of 20, 40, 20, and 20 people, two bathrooms, and an animal husbandry room housing several amphibians and reptiles for educational programming. Each multi-purpose room is equipped with large screen televisions with equipment to connect to personal computers. Wireless internet is available in this building.

The Upper Dells Education and Research Center (UDERC) completed in 2021 includes meeting spaces for 10-60 people, a catering kitchen with a refrigerator, and large monitors to display materials. The building is ADA accessible and wireless internet is available throughout. There is additional office space for 2-6 people, depending on season. 

The two-story Main Lodge contains 2 meeting spaces including a large banquet room with a capacity of 200 and conference room with a capacity of 20; 3 bathrooms; a first-aid office; and a dining hall with the capacity to feed 150 people using a contracted food service vendor. Both meeting rooms have a projector and equipment to connect to a computer. The building is ADA accessible and wireless internet is available throughout.

There are three parking areas available year round with the capacity to hold 120 vehicles total.

The following equipment is available at Upham Woods:

Land Management:

  • Gas post auger
  • 2 wire-feed welders
  • Electric pole saw
  • 4 chainsaws with PPB
  • 30 loppers 
  • 7 bow saws
  • 13 McLeods
  • 3 pick mattocks/2 cutter mattocks
  • 8 rakes
  • 50 work gloves
  • 50 hardhats

Aquatic Access:

  • 24 canoes
  • Canoe trailer
  • 17 kayaks
  • Kayak trailer
  • 16′ John boat (capacity of 5)
  • row boat (capacity of 3)
  • 34′ Voyageur canoe (capacity of 18)
  • 25′ pontoon (capacity of 15)


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