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Dane County Parks

Facility Opening & Closing Schedule

Important Information for 2021 (subject to change):

  • All PHMDC regulations regarding COVID-19 in effect on the day of your reservation MUST be followed and supersede any of the plans submitted when your reservation was approved.
  • Parks staff will only provide services to groups that are following PHMDC guidelines.
  • If you decide to change your reservation due to COVID, our regular cancellation and change policy and fees apply.

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. Please note that  reservations and permit purchases for 2022 can be made starting the first Monday in November.

Open Restrooms     Closures & Trail Conditions     Make a Reservation   


 

Campgrounds 2021

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Babcock April 30 - view changes October 10
Brigham April 30 - view changes Open year-round (after April 30)
Mendota April 30 - view changes October 10
Token Creek April 30 - view changes October 10
William G. Lunney Lake Farm April 30 - view changes October 31

 

Group Campsites 2021

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Brigham Group Camp April 30 - view changes Open year-round (after April 30)
Indian Lake Group Camp April 30 - view changes Open year-round (after April 30)
McCarthy Group Camp April 30 - view changes October 17
McCarthy Equestrian Group Camp April 30 - view changes October 17
Scheidegger Forest Group Camp April 30 - view changes Open year-round (after April 30)
Token Creek Group Camp April 30 - view changes October 17
WG Lunney Lake Farm Group Camp April 30 - view changes October 31


Shelters 2021

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Badger Prairie May 28 - view changes October 17
Brigham May 28 - view changes October 10
CamRock May 28 - view changes October 17
Donald May 28 - view changes October 31
Festge May 28 - view changes October 17
Goodland May 28 - view changes October 10
Indian Lake May 28 - view changes October 17
Jenni & Kyle May 28 - view changes September 30
LaFollette May 28- view changes October 31
Mendota May 28- view changes October 10
Riley-Deppe May 28 - view changes October 31
Scheidegger Forest May 28 - view changes October 31
Stewart Lake May 28 - view changes October 3
Token Creek May 28 - view changes October 10
Viking May 28 - view changes October 31
William G. Lunney Lake Farm May 28 - view changes October 17

 

Boating Information 2021

Lake access piers will be put in April 30th or earlier and removed after November 1st, weather permitting.

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Lake Access Pier - Babcock ONLY March 23 first snow/ice
Lake Access Piers - Other Dane County Park Sites (PDF) April 30 November 1
SaniPumps (Tenney Lock, Bridge Rd) April 26 October 18
Tenney Lock April 30 - purchase permit online October 25

 

Other Activities 2021

Name Open Week of Last Day Open
Disc Golf at Capital Springs and Token Creek** Open - purchase permit online November 1
Equestrian Trails** Open - purchase permit online November 1
Mountain Biking** Open year-round - ride only when trails are open, view trail conditions
** Disc golf and equestrian and mountain biking trails require a permit for users 16 years and older. Activities may open earlier/close earlier or 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 Open
Fish Camp - Fish Cleaning Station Open
William G. Lunney Lake Farm - Fish Cleaning Station Open