Dane County Parks
Please note that the Fall Hunting Seasons have begun and the days are getting shorter. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to wear bright colors to be easily seen from afar. There are a number of Dane County Parks Wildlife Areas that provide hunting opportunities and there may be hunting on private lands adjacent to the county parks. Dane County Parks also has a season-long limited access archery program to help control Chronic Wasting Disease and deer numbers within the county parks.
Search our webpage for fall activities or contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730.
- Public Hearing on Proposed 2020 Dane County Parks Fee Increases, September 25th
- Festge County Park overlook construction to begin Friday, September 6th
- NEW webpage to view today's campsite availability
- NEW 1-acre small dog park at Badger Prairie County Park now OPEN
- Lake View Hill Park restoration in progress
- Closures & Trail Conditions
- Important information for Indian Lake anglers (April 2019)
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.
- 26 Recreation Parks, including 7 Dog Parks
- 18 Wildlife Areas
- 14 Natural Resource Areas
- 4 Historical/Cultural Sites
- 2 Forests
- Over 100 miles of Trails - Including Bicycle, Equestrian, and Cross-country Ski Trails
- 5 Campgrounds and Multiple Adult and Youth Group Camp Sites
- Lussier Family Heritage Center
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.