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Dane County Parks

2020 Facility Opening & Closing Schedule

*COVID-19 Alert:  Changes to camping and shelter reservations have been implemented. All reservations and permits must be purchased online or calling our office in advance.  Visit our Parks Changes and Updates Due to COVID-19 webpage for a full list of Park updates.

We are no longer accepting 2020 Shelter Reservations and all Shelters are CLOSED.
For a list of currently OPEN restrooms please scroll down. 
 

Campgrounds

Name Date Open Date Closed
Babcock June 18* - view changes October 11 @ 3 p.m.
Brigham June 18* - view changes September 8 @ 3 p.m.
Mendota June* - view changes October 11 @ 3 p.m.
Token Creek June 18* - view changes September 8 @ 3 p.m.
William G. Lunney Lake Farm June* - view changes November 1 @ 3 p.m.

 

Shelters

Name Date Open Date Closed
Badger Prairie July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Brigham July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
CamRock July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Donald July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Festge July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Goodland July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Indian Lake July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Jenni & Kyle July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
LaFollette July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Mendota July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Riley-Deppe July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Scheidegger Forest July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Stewart Lake July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Token Creek July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
Viking July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations
William G. Lunney Lake Farm July 1* - view changes CLOSED for Reservations

 

Boating Information

Lake access piers are generally installed by May 1st.

Name Date Open Date Closed
SaniPumps (Tenney Lock, Bridge Rd) May 19 October 19
Tenney Lock May 1 - purchase permit online October 25

 

Other Activities

Name Open Week of Date Closed
Disc Golf at Token Creek & Capital Springs** May 19 - purchase permit online November 2
Equestrian** May 1 - purchase permit onlineview trail conditions November 2
Mountain Biking** Open year-round - ride only when trails are open, view trail conditions
Schumacher Farm - Outside Facilities May 4 October 28
Silverwood - Outside Facilities May 4 October 28
** Disc golf and equestrian and mountain biking trails require a permit for users 16 years and older.

 

Additional Information Provided Due to COVID-19
Open Restrooms - all other Park restrooms are CLOSED

Name / Location Status
Anderson Farm - Portable Restroom Open
Babcock Boat Launch - Flush Restrooms Open
Badger Prairie Dog Park - Portable Restroom Open
Brigham Shelter #1 - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Capital Springs Disc Golf - Portable Restroom Open
Capital Springs Dog Park - Portable Restroom Open
Donald Equestrian - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Donald Shelter - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Festge Shelter #1 - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Fish Camp - Flush Restrooms Open
Goodland - Flush Restrooms Open
Indian Lake Dog Park - Portable Restroom Open
Indian Lake Parking Lot Trailhead - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
LaFollette - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Lunney Lake Farm Boat Launch - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Lower Yahara River Trail near W.G. Lunney Lake Farm Campground Restrooms - Portable Restroom Open
McCarthy - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Mendota - Portable Restroom Open
Morton Forest - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Prairie Moraine - Portable Restroom Open
Salmo Pond - Vault (Pit) Restroom Open
Token Creek Dog Park - Portable Restroom Open
Token Creek Group Camp - Flush Restrooms Open
William G. Lunney Lake Farm Boat Launch - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Viking - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Yahara Heights - Portable Restroom Open

 

 

 

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