Dane County Parks
- Information about about County Operations.
- Social distancing and minimizing travel can have a major impact in delaying the epidemic. Dane County is encouraging people to conduct business with County Departments via phone and email, where possible. Using prevention, we can slow the spread of the disease and protect the most vulnerable.
- Please monitor Public Health Madison & Dane County’s website (https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/partners-providers/resources-by-disease/coronavirus) for more information.
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
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.
- 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.