Dane County Parks

2020 Park Reservations and Permits

Campsite/shelter reservations and permit purchases for 2020 are available via our online store.

  • All lake access piers have been REMOVED for the season.  Babcock lake access piers will be removed from launch for repairs on Dec. 2nd.
  • Yahara Heights Dog Park Access – The gravel entry drive leading to the dog park is currently very wet, soft and rutted due to the weather.  This drive will be regraded for the winter as soon as it dries out.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 
  • Silverwood County Park Sweet Lake boat access (Hwy 106) is CLOSED due to high water.
  • The Prairie Moraine Dog Park will be CLOSED for a work day on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 8:00 am until Dec. 5th at 9:00 am.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Volunteers welcome, please contact our volunteer coordinator at (608) 224-3601.  ‚Äč
  • Phase 2 of the Capital City Trail Pavement Restoration between Seminole Highway and Fish Hatchery Road is complete and the trail is OPEN.  For more details see the press release or the Pavement Restoration project page.

Located in south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Natural environments are venues for quiet getaways as well as unique locations for your special event.  Dane County Parks is dedicated to making your experience enjoyable and takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.

Dane County Parks welcomes nearly 3 million visitors annually and manages
over 12,000 acres of land including:
Donations, Memorials and Planned Giving:

Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to maintain and improve the Dane County Park System. A variety of donation and memorial options are available.