Dane County Parks

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Office CLOSED / Changes Due to COVID-19

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Land & Water Resources Department and Dane County Parks Office will be CLOSED to the public for walk-in business due to COVID-19 virus precautionary measures. Staff will be available to address phone calls and emails during typical office hours. Some limited exceptions may be made by appointment only for select services but these will require calling in advance.

Visit our Parks Changes and Updates Due to COVID-19 webpage for a full list of Park updates due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Dane County. The document includes information about:

  • vault toilet closures
  • steps you can take to limit your exposure to COVID-19 while at the parks
  • changes to park campground opening dates (now May 1st for ALL campgrounds, including Brigham)
  • how you can volunteer individually out in our parks during this time
  • and more
  • Beginning the week of March 2nd, utility line maintenance and vegetation management will occur along the ATC transmission line near the CamRock multi-use trail.  There may be minimal impact on the trail which will be open during maintenance.

  • Fish Lake County Park is CLOSED (no access) due to flooding.

  • Lussier County Park Boat Launch has limited access due to flooding on Fish Lake.

  • Silverwood County Park Sweet/Rice Lake Access Parking Lot (Hwy 106) is CLOSED due to flooding.

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 nearly 3 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.