Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Parks

Snowshoeing & Winter Hiking

Snowshoeing and winter hiking are allowed on or off trail at all Dane County Park properties, no permit is required. Snowshoeing, winter hiking, and dogs are NOT allowed on designated cross-country ski trails when snow is present even if they have not yet been groomed. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash and have a valid Dane County Dog Permit. Some parking areas may have limited or no access during certain snow conditions (view table below for a list of plowed parking locations). 

The following locations have signed snowshoe trails to help with trail navigation:

View the Dane County Parks Winter Recreation Guide for details and a map of winter activities throughout the park system.

Winter Recreation Guide     Open Restrooms

Properties with Plowed Winter Parking

County Property Address Acres/Area
Anderson Farm County Park 914 Union Rd
804 Union Rd
Oregon, WI 53575
Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods
Dog Park
Badger Prairie County Park 4654 Maple Grove Dr
2565 Old PB (Park & Ride)
Verona, WI 53593
320 acres & Ice Age Trail
Brigham County Park 3160 County F
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
CamRock County Park 68 County Hwy B
Cambridge, WI 53523
Capital Springs Recreation Area 3398 Lake Farm Rd
Madison, WI 53711
Disc Golf Course and Dog Park
Cherokee Marsh Natural Resource Area 5720 River Road (East Trailhead)
5520 Catfish Ct. (West Trailhead)
Waunakee, WI 53597
243 acres & Yahara Heights County Park
Donald County Park 1945 Highway 92
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Festge County Park 4894 Scherbel Rd
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Halfway Prairie Wildlfe Area 8200 State Highway 19
Dane, WI 53529
Ice Age Trail
Ice Age Reserve Wildlife Area 8027 Old Sauk Pass Rd
4025 Timber Ln
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Ice Age Trail
Ice Age Trail Junction Area 7701 McKee Rd
Verona, WI 53593
Ice Age Trail
Indian Lake County Park 8183 State Highway 19
8381 State Highway 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Ice Age Trail & Snowshoe Trail
Dog Park / Lake Access
Jenni & Kyle Preserve 925 Post Rd
Madison, WI 53711
Lake View Hill Park 1202 Northport Dr
Madison, WI 53704
Lussier County Park (temporarily CLOSED) 8565 Schoepp Rd
Lodi, WI 53555
McCarthy Youth & Conservation Park 4911 County TT
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Morton Forest 5169 Reeve Road
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Pheasant Branch Conservancy 4864 Pheasant Branch Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
Prairie Moraine County Park 6724 Wesner Rd
Verona, WI 53593
Ice Age Trail
Salmo Pond County Park 4809 Scherbel Rd
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Scheidegger Forest 1828 Range Trl
Verona, WI 53593
Schumacher Farm Park 5682 State Highway 19
Waunakee, WI 53597
Seminole Trails (Lewis Nine Springs E-Way) 3041 Seminole Highway
Fitchburg, WI 53711 (Dawley Bike Hub)
Seminole Mountain Bike Trails
Springfield Hill Natural Resource Area (PDF) 8193 Ballweg Rd
Dane, WI 53529
Ice Age Trail
Stewart Lake County Park 3106 County JG
Mt Horeb, WI 53572
Token Creek County Park 6200 Williamsburg Way
DeForest, WI 53532
Disc Golf Course and Dog Park
Viking County Park 1583 County N
Stoughton, WI 53589
Trail between County Park and Stoughton
Walking Iron County Park 318 Park St.
Mazomanie, WI 53560
William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park 4330 Libby Rd
Madison, WI 53711
County Park & Capital Springs State Park