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Dane County Parks

Babcock County Park

Babcock County Park is named after Stephen Babcock, Wisconsin dairy scientist, known internationally for discovering the method for determining the percentage of butterfat found in milk.

Babcock County Park is located on the east side of Lake Waubesa at the outflow of the Yahara River near the Village of McFarland on U.S. Highway 51. The boat launch offers a fish cleaning facility and accessible fishing pier. The Park also has a 25-unit campground with electricity supplied to all sites, a fully accessible bathroom and shower, and a sanitary dump station.


Accessible Facilities

Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail (paved)

Boat Launch (permit required)

Camping (electric)

Canoe/Kayak Launch




Picnic Area

Play Area

Restrooms (flush)

Showers (for campground)