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

 

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 10/13/21 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 OPEN November 1
Lake Access Piers - Other Dane County Park Sites (PDF) OPEN November 1
SaniPumps (Tenney LockBridge 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. Purchase permit online.

Name Open Week of Last Day Open
Disc Golf at Capital Springs and Token Creek* OPEN November 16
Equestrian Trails* April 22 November 30
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 OPEN
Fish Camp - Fish Cleaning Station OPEN
William G. Lunney Lake Farm - Fish Cleaning Station OPEN