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Dane County Parks

Facility Opening & Closing Schedule

Important Information (subject to change):

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 2022

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Babcock April 29 October 9
Brigham Open year-round:  no water available 10/13/21 through 4/28/2022
Mendota April 29 October 9
Token Creek April 29  October 9
William G. Lunney Lake Farm April 15 October 30

 

Group Campsites 2022

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Brigham Group Camp Open year-round:  no water available 10/13/21 through 4/28/2022
Indian Lake Group Camp Open year-round:  no water available 10/29/21 through 4/28/2022
McCarthy Group Camp April 29 October 16
McCarthy Equestrian Group Camp April 29 October 16
Scheidegger Forest Group Camp Open year-round:  no water available
Token Creek Group Camp April 29 October 16
WG Lunney Lake Farm Group Camp April 15 October 30


Shelters 2022

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Badger Prairie May 6 October 16
Brigham April 29 October 30
CamRock May 6 October 16
Donald April 29 October 30
Festge April 29 October 30
Goodland May 6 October 16
Indian Lake April 29 October 30
Jenni & Kyle May 6 October 9
LaFollette April 29 October 30
Mendota April 29 October 9
Riley-Deppe April 29 October 30
Scheidegger Forest April 29 October 30
Stewart Lake May 6 October 9
Token Creek May 6 October 16
Viking April 29 October 30
William G. Lunney Lake Farm May 6 October 16

 

Boating Information 2022

Lake access piers will be put in April 29th or earlier and removed sometime after October 30th, weather permitting.

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Lake Access Pier - Babcock ONLY April 29 November 1
Lake Access Piers - Other Dane County Park Sites (PDF) April 29 November 1
SaniPumps (Tenney Lock, Bridge Rd) April 25 October 16
Tenney Lock April 29 - purchase permit online October 30

 

Other Activities 2022

Disc golf courses and equestrian trails will open April 22nd or earlier and close sometime after October 30th, weather permitting.

Name Open Week of Last Day Open
Disc Golf at Capital Springs and Token Creek** April 22 - purchase permit online November 16
Equestrian Trails** April 22 - purchase permit online October 30 or weather permitting - view closures
Mountain Biking** Open year-round - ride only when trails are open, view trail conditions - purchase permit online

** The use of disc golf, cross-country ski, equestrian or mountain biking trails requires a permit for users 16 years of age and older. Portable toilets will be in place at park properties when facilities are shut down beginning mid-October through April.

 

Fish Cleaning Stations - Closed for the Season

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