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Dane County Parks

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.

For 2020 all Campgrounds, Group Campsites, and Shelters are CLOSED.


Open Restrooms - all other Park restrooms are CLOSED

Name / Location Status
Anderson Farm - Portable Restroom Open
Babcock Boat Launch - Portable Restroom 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 - Portable Restrooms Open
Goodland - Portable Restrooms Open
Indian Lake Dog Park - Portable Restroom Open
Indian Lake Parking Lot Trailhead - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
LaFollette - 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
William G. Lunney Lake Farm Boat Launch - Portable Restroom Open
Viking - Vault (Pit) Restrooms Open
Yahara Heights - Portable Restroom Open


Campgrounds 2021

Name First Night of Camping Last Night of Camping
Babcock April 30* - view changes October 10
Brigham April 30* - view changes September 6
Mendota April 30* - view changes October 10
Token Creek April 30* - view changes September 6
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 May 28* - view changes September 6
Indian Lake Group Camp May 28* - view changes September 6
McCarthy Group Camp May 28* - view changes October 3
McCarthy Equestrian Group Camp May 28* - view changes October 3
Token Creek Group Camp May 28* - view changes October 3
WG Lunney Lake Farm Group Camp May 28* - view changes October 3


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, except at Babcock County Park where piers will remain open as long as weather conditions allow.

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