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Dane County Parks

Facility Opening & Closing Schedule

This page lists schedules for facilities that open and close seasonally. For open restrooms, temporary park closures and current trail conditions, and camping/shelter reservations please click on the buttons below. If there is drinking water available onsite, it generally opens when the flush restrooms open. Reservations for the upcoming season (the following year) can be made starting November 1st following the close of campgrounds/shelters. If November 1st falls on a weekend then it will be the Monday following.

 

Campgrounds 2023

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Babcock April 28 October 8
Brigham Open year-round:  no water available 10/13/21 through 4/28/2022
Mendota April 28 October 8
Token Creek April 28 October 8
William G. Lunney Lake Farm April 14 October 29

 

Group Campsites 2023

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Brigham Group Camp Open year-round: no water available 10/28/22 through 4/28/2023
Indian Lake Group Camp Open year-round: no water available 10/18/22 through 4/28/2023
McCarthy Group Camp April 28 October 15
McCarthy Equestrian Group Camp April 28 October 15
Scheidegger Forest Group Camp Open year-round: no water available
Token Creek Group Camp April 28 October 15
WG Lunney Lake Farm Group Camp April 14 October 29

 

Shelters 2023

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Badger Prairie May 5 October 15
Brigham April 28 October 29
CamRock May 5 October 15
Donald April 28 October 29
Festge April 28 October 29
Goodland May 5 October 15
Indian Lake April 28 October 29
Jenni & Kyle May 5 October 8
LaFollette April 28 October 29
Mendota April 28 October 8
Scheidegger Forest April 28 October 29
Stewart Lake May 5 October 8
Token Creek May 5 October 15
Viking April 28 October 29
William G. Lunney Lake Farm May 5 October 15

 

Boating Information 2023

Lake access piers will be put in April 28th or earlier and removed sometime after October 29th, weather permitting.

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Lake Access Pier - Babcock ONLY April 28 October 29
Lake Access Piers - Other Dane County Park Sites (PDF) April 28 October 29
SaniPumps (Tenney LockBridge Rd) April 28 October 29
Tenney Lock April 28 - purchase permit online October 29

 

Other Activities 2023

Disc golf courses and equestrian trails will open April 21st or earlier and close sometime after November 5th, weather permitting. Purchase permit online.

Name Open Week of Last Day Open
Disc Golf at Capital Springs and Token Creek* April 21 November 5
Equestrian Trails* April 21 November 5
Mountain Biking* Open year-round - ride only when trails are open, view trail conditions

The use of the disc golf courses or equestrian and mountain biking trails requires a permit for users 16 years and older. Activities may open/close earlier/later, weather permitting. Portable toilets will be in place at park properties when facilities are shut down beginning mid-October through April.

 

Fish Cleaning Stations

Name / Location Status
Babcock - Fish Cleaning Station CLOSED
Fish Camp - Fish Cleaning Station CLOSED
William G. Lunney Lake Farm - Fish Cleaning Station CLOSED