Welcome to Dane County Parks

Winter Trail Updates

Winter trail conditions may change rapidly, please visit our winter trail conditions page for up-to-date information. 

2017 Permits and Reservations are Now Available

2017 permits and reservations are now available. Purchase a permit or make a camping or shelter reservation online. 
See our updated 2017 fee schedule for all fees.

2016 – 2017 Flotation Inspection Information

Dane County Ordinance Chapter 71 requires certain motorized vehicles operated on lakes within Dane County to be equipped with flotation.

2016-2017 Flotation Inspection Information can be found HERE

Located in south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Natural environments are venues for quiet getaways as well as unique locations for your special event.  Dane County Parks is dedicated to making your experience enjoyable and takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.

Dane County Parks welcomes 2.5 million visitors annually and manages
over 12,000 acres of land including:
 
Donations, Memorials and Planned Giving:

Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to maintain and improve the Dane County Park System. A variety of donation and memorial options are available.