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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 and are wearing masks when interacting with park staff.
  • 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 and temporary park closures and current trail conditions please click on the buttons below.

Open Restrooms     Closures & Trail Conditions


 

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 September 7
Brigham May 28 - view changes September 7
CamRock May 28 - view changes September 7
Donald May 28 - view changes September 7
Festge May 28 - view changes September 7
Goodland May 28 - view changes September 7
Indian Lake May 28 - view changes September 7
Jenni & Kyle May 28 - view changes September 7
LaFollette May 28- view changes September 7
Mendota May 28- view changes September 7
Riley-Deppe May 28 - view changes September 7
Scheidegger Forest May 28 - view changes September 7
Stewart Lake May 28 - view changes September 7
Token Creek May 28 - view changes September 7
Viking May 28 - view changes September 7
William G. Lunney Lake Farm May 28 - view changes September 7

 

Boating Information 2020

Lake access piers will be put in April 30th or earlier and removed after November 1st, weather permitting. Piers have been removed from all Dane County Lake Access sites.

Name First Day Open Last Day Open
Lake Access Piers April 30 November 8
SaniPumps (Tenney Lock, Bridge Rd) May 19 October 19
Tenney Lock May 1 - purchase permit online October 25

 

Other Activities 2020

Name Open Week of Last Day Open
Disc Golf at Token Creek & Capital Springs** April 23 - purchase permit online CLOSED
Equestrian** April 23 - purchase permit onlineview trail conditions CLOSED
Mountain Biking** Open year-round - ride only when trails are open, view trail conditions
Schumacher Farm - Outside Facilities April 26 October 24
Silverwood - Outside Facilities April 26 October 24
Anderson Farm April 26 October 24
** 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 CLOSED
Fish Camp - Fish Cleaning Station CLOSED
William G. Lunney Lake Farm - Fish Cleaning Station CLOSED