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Dane County Parks

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change or cancel a camping reservation?

Please view our Cancellation & Change Policy webpage.

See www.reservedane.com for more information or to make reservations.

Check Wisconsin State Parks and county and private campgrounds around the area and region for availability. Please contact the individual campgrounds for more information. Please see the Wisconsin Department of Tourism webpage for additional information.

  • Please visit our Fees webpage for a complete listing of prices
  • Brigham Park non-electric sites are $3 less per night than our other campgrounds
  • Brigham Park electric sites are $8 less per night than our other campgrounds due to not having the amenities that are available at our other campgrounds
  • Additional $10 Administrative fee per reservation
  • Senior discount of $2 per night for campers 65 or older
  • Dane County campgrounds are pet friendly. There is no additional cost to bring your dog with you when camping. Access to off-leash areas at Token Creek and William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park are also included during your camping stay.

A $2 per night discount is available to campers 65 or older. There are no discounts for AAA, Good Sam Club, disabled/veterans or other RV/camping groups.  Chaperoned youth groups receive a discounted price for reserved group camps. Please visit our Fees webpage for a complete listing of prices.

All campsite reservations/registrations are now made online at www.reservedane.com or by calling the Parks Office during office hours with your debit/credit card. Park staff or the campground host may also be able to assist with a reservation/registration.

All campsite reservations/registrations are handled online at www.reservedane.com whether you are at the campground, at home or on the road. Credit/debit cards is the only method of payment. Self-registrations stations are no longer used for campsite registrations. Park staff or the campground host may be available at limited times to assist.

Campground hosts are volunteer residents in the parks.  Most campgrounds have a campground host.  Host sites are located close to the campground kiosks, usually in a clearly marked “Host Site”.  These volunteers are typically the first contact for patrons in the campgrounds.  If there are no park staff available, please contact the host with questions or concerns.  Park Ranger contact information is located at the campground kiosks at each park.  In case of emergencies, dial 911.

This is not required, but it may help you confirm your reservation/registration and campsite number. You can always access your transaction history and receipt online at www.reservedane.com - Login and then go to My Account, My History and/or Reprint Receipt(s). There is no need to register with park staff or with the campground hosts.

Gates are not locked at night, as we frequently have special circumstances where patrons need to enter the parks after closing time at 10 p.m.  If there is a closed gate, you may still enter, but please leave all gates as you found them.

Most campsites have fire rings. You may search for campsites that have a fire ring online at www.reservedane.com. William G. Lunney Lake Farm campground has some non-electrical sites with pedestal grills only; these sites do not allow campfires. Fires are allowed on any site where there is a fire ring provided unless special circumstances are posted at the campground kiosk (burn bans, etc.).

All sites have a picnic table.  The table can accommodate approximately 6 adults.

Yes, you will have to move your RV. Campgrounds hosts may a portable dump tank that can be used. We don’t have water or sewer hook ups at each site. Babcock, Mendota, Token Creek and William G. Lunney Lake Farm have a dump station and potable water available at the sanitation station. Dumping and water is free to registered campers. Dumping is $10 for non-campers.

We’re investigating a possible dump station for Brigham.

There are a few pull-through sites at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park campground. Other campgrounds offer pull-in/back-in sites. You may search for campsites that are pull-through online at www.reservedane.com.  In addition, the parking pad sizes are displayed for each campsite along with a photo of the site.

Every site is a little different, but generally our campgrounds can accommodate any size RV.  Please visit www.reservedane.com for a complete listing of sites available at each park, parking pad sizes and a photo of each campsite.

All regular campsites are limited to one camping unit with a 6 people per site maximum. More than 6 people in a party will require additional sites. All vehicles and trailers must park on the gravel pad provided for the site or park staff can provide a parking permit for the general parking areas. Group camping is available by advance reservation at Brigham, McCarthy, Scheidegger Forest, Token Creek and William G. Lunney Lake Farm. Supervised youth groups may also group camp at Indian Lake Park. Visit our Fees page for group camping fees.

All non-campers are required to leave the park by closing time at 10 p.m.

To access Wi-Fi at William G. Lunney Lake Farm campground, please enter the security access login and password which is posted at the campground kiosk. If the signal is weak, moving closer to the Lussier Family Heritage Center may help. Wi-Fi is a free service that is only offered at William G. Lunney Lake Farm. Please contact park staff or the campground host if you have problems accessing the Wi-Fi.

Firewood is available at all of the campgrounds for a price of $5/bundle. Fire-starters and firewood bundles can be purchased at the campground office from park staff or from the campground host.  Please remember that any firewood originating outside of Dane County is not permitted due to the Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive insect species. 

Campsites must be vacated prior to 3 p.m. on the last day of a reservation/registration. You can enter the campground and set up any time the site is empty and before the park closes at 10 p.m.  If there is a situation where you need to come into the park later than 10 p.m, please contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 to notify us of your plans so we may inform the Park Ranger.

You may go online at www.reservedane.com and edit your existing camping reservation and change your campsite for a $5 fee (Login and then go to My Account, Changes). You may contact the Parks Office during business hours if you need assistance.

You can check campsite availability on online at www.reservedane.com or ask for staff assistance. 

There is a 14-night maximum stay in the Dane County Park System.  After the 14th consecutive night, campers are required to leave the property for at least 48 hours before returning.  Campers can move to a different Dane County campground for this 48 hour period if they wish and then return to the original campground for another 14-night consecutive stay.

Dogs are welcome at no charge with any registered camper for the length of your stay.  Campers are required to clean up after their pets and to keep them under control and leashed at all times while in any Dane County Park.  Leashes are not to exceed 6’ in length.  Dane County does offer dog off-leash areas throughout the county.  Token Creek County Park and Capital Springs Recreation Area (southwest of William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park) have off-leash areas available within a short distance of the campgrounds.  Campers may also use these off-leash areas during their camping stay. 

A permit is required at improved boat launch sites. One permit is good at Dane County, Cities of Madison and Monona Launches/Lake Access Sites. Unimproved boat launches do NOT require a permit. All Lake Access sites requiring a permit will be clearly marked. Please read information located at the kiosks carefully for more information. 

Improved lake access sites require a permit year round to access the parking lot to launch your watercraft and/or park in the lot. Your permit sticker has to be adhered to the lower driver’s side windshield of your vehicle or your daily permit receipt/new annual permit application receipt must be placed on your driver’s side dashboard.  Visit our Fees webpage for a list of permit fees. Permits can be purchased online at www.reservedane.com, calling the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730, or at electronic pay stations at some locations - visit our Where to Purchase Permits webpage for more information.

At most sites, this is allowed.  Keep in mind that there is a limit of 2 vehicles per site and all vehicles and trailers must be parked on the gravel pad that is provided at each site.  Please contact park staff or campground hosts with questions or concerns or visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their campsite parking pad sizes.

No.  Campers must occupy the site the first night of their stay.  You cannot hold a site without occupying it.  Dane County Parks cannot be responsible for property left unattended in the parks.

Two (2) vehicles are permitted per site.  After-hours parking of additional vehicles requires a yellow parking pass and must be parked in a separate parking area.  Please contact park staff or the campground host for a parking pass and directions as to where to park additional vehicles or trailers.  Please visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their campsite parking pad sizes.

You may go online at www.reservedane.com and edit your existing camping reservation and change your campsite for a $5 fee (Login and then go to My Account, Changes). You may contact the Parks Office during business hours if you need assistance.

Park Staff can be contacted through the main office at 608-224-3730 during regular business hours (M - F, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm) or by emailing dane-parks@countyofdane.com.  If you need to contact park staff outside of regular business hours, please find the Park Ranger information located at the campground kiosks found throughout the parks.  There are campground hosts at most of the campgrounds who can assist you when park staff are unavailable.

You may access your account online at www.reservedane.com to view your reservation (Login and then go to My Account, History). You may also contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 during normal business hours or email dane-parks@countyofdane.com to confirm reservations. Please contact park staff or a campground host once you arrive if you have any questions or concerns.

The campground at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park is the closest campground to the Alliant Energy Center (AEC) at 3 miles. Babcock is 6 ½ miles, Mendota is 11 miles, Token Creek is 17 miles and Brigham is 30 miles from the AEC.

The campground at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park is the closest to the UW Campus at 5-7 miles. Easy access off road bike trails to connect to University and Downtown Madison. Mendota is 7-9 miles, Babcock 9-11 miles, Token Creek 12-15 miles and Brigham 29-31 miles.

The campground at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park is the closest campground at 5 miles.  Babcock Park is 9 miles and Mendota is 8 miles. Token Creek is approximately 10 miles to the Capitol Square.

From
Campground

Destination

Approx. Distance
(miles)

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Alliant Energy Center

3

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Capitol Square

5

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Camp Randall

7

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

UW Madison Campus Area

5 - 7

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

UW Hospital

8

 

 

 

Mendota

Alliant Energy Center

11

Mendota

Capitol Square

8

Mendota

Camp Randall

7

Mendota

UW Madison Campus Area

7 - 9

Mendota

UW Hospital

6

 

 

 

Babcock

Alliant Energy Center

6.5

Babcock

Capitol Square

9

Babcock

Camp Randall

10

Babcock

UW Madison Campus Area

9 - 11

Babcock

UW Hospital

12

 

 

 

Token Creek

Alliant Energy Center

17

Token Creek

Capitol Square

10

Token Creek

Camp Randall

11

Token Creek

UW Madison Campus Area

12-15

Token Creek

UW Hospital

13

 

 

 

Brigham

Alliant Energy Center

30

Brigham

Capitol Square

31

Brigham

Camp Randall

28

Brigham

UW Madison Campus Area

29 - 31

Brigham

UW Hospital

29

 

 

 

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Babcock

6.5

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Mendota

13.5

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Token Creek

16

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Brigham

32

Babcock

Mendota

17

Babcock

Token Creek

15

Babcock

Brigham

34

Mendota

Token Creek

15

Mendota

Brigham

26

Token Creek

Brigham

45

Not directly but there are some sites that are close by.  Babcock Park is on a lagoon area off the Yahara River and Lake Waubesa, in McFarland, along US Highway 51.  Mendota Park is on the shore of Lake Mendota, in Middleton, along County Hwy M.  William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park campground is ¾ of a mile from Lake Waubesa and the Lake Access boat launch on Libby Rd.  There are woods between the campground and the lake so the lake is not visible from the campground.  Token Creek and Brigham campgrounds are not located on a lake.  Token Creek Park is named for the trout stream “Token Creek” flowing through it.  There is an ADA fishing pier located within the park.

The access to Mendota is a shallow unimproved launch site next to the beach area and is only a designated Lake Access Area in the winter months for accessing the lake when frozen.  Most park patrons launch from nearby Middleton’s Lake Street Launch or Marshall Park at 2101 Allen Blvd., Middleton, WI  53562 (Lake Access fee/permit required) or at Governor Nelson State Park, 5140 County Hwy M, Waunakee, WI  53597.  A state park sticker is required to use the boat launch at Governor Nelson.

Both Babcock and Mendota Parks offer a boat mooring pier for registered campers on a first-come, first served basis.  Mendota Park has several boat camping slips but they are only available if you camp on your boat, not at the campground.  The Mendota sites can be reserved online at www.reservedane.com or calling our Parks Office at (608) 224-3730. 

You may search for campsites that are shaded online at www.reservedane.com.  Babcock, Brigham and Mendota are older campgrounds with larger, established trees. William G. Lunney Lake Farm is a newer campground so there is little to no shade. Token Creek campground is wooded, with some open sunny areas. 

You may search for campsites that have shower access online at www.reservedane.com. There are showers facilities at Babcock, Mendota, Token Creek, and William G. Lunney Lake Farm campgrounds. Shower use is included in your camping fees. Brigham Park campground is a rustic campground with no showers. Shower facilities are available to State Park Patrons at Blue Mounds State Park, which is close to Brigham. 

There is one handicapped accessible site in each of the Dane County campgrounds, except William G. Lunney Lake Farm, which has two handicapped accessible sites. These sites are held for persons with disabilities until the campground is full, at which time they are available to everyone. The sites are normally located close to the restrooms/shower rooms, and have a paved parking surface. You may search for campsites that are ADA Accessible online at www.reservedane.com. The sites can be reserved by disabled campers or used on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Only William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park has Wi-Fi. To access wifi services at Lake Farm campground, please enter the security access login and password which is posted at the campground kiosk.  

The William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park campground is located within the Capital Springs Recreation Area.  William G. Lunney Lake Farm is owned and operated by Dane County and is the only campground within the Capital Springs Recreation Area.  Capital Springs Recreation Area is a joint venture between the State of Wisconsin and Dane County.

See the list of County Parks at for more information and pictures. See chart below for a short comparison between campgrounds.

 

 

William G. Lunney Lake Farm

Babcock

Mendota

Token Creek

Brigham

Setting

Large prairie setting campground with Disc Golf course, hiking trails, state bike trail, dog exercise area, and boat launch nearby on Lake Waubesa.

Small urban RV campground with boat launch.

Park and campground are located between Hwy 51 and Lake Waubesa in McFarland.

Small urban RV campground.

Park is located on Lake Mendota in a residential & commercial area in Middleton.

Large rural RV and tent campground close to the Interstate with Disc Golf course, equestrian & hiking trails and dog exercise area.

Small rustic

campground in a rural setting near Blue Mounds.

No showers. Electricity available at a few campsites.

Noise level

Slight noise from Hwy 12/18

Traffic noise

From US Hwy 51

Some urban traffic noise

Slight Hwy noise from Interstate

Quiet

# Electrical sites

39 Elec sites

25 Elec sites

30 Elec sites

24 Elec sites

4 Elec sites

Amp Service

50 amp

30 amp

30 amp

30 amp & six 50 amp sites

50 amp

# Non-Elec sites

15 Non-Elec

sites

N/a

N/a

11 Non-Elec sites

21 Rustic sites

Size of Park

328 acres

36 acres

19 acres

427 acres

112 acres

Proximity to water

Campground is set back approximately

1 mile from Lake Waubesa

Park is located

on a lagoon off of the Yahara River & Lake Waubesa

Park is located on Lake Mendota

Token Creek (with ADA fishing pier) is located nearby

None

Sunny/Shady

Little to no shade.

Prairie setting

Mostly Shaded

Mostly Shaded

Mix of Shade/no shade

Mix of Shade/no shade

Bike Trails

Capital City State Trail

short city street connection to Madison bike trails

None

None

Military Ridge State Trail

Off-leash Dog Exercise Area

Short distance to campground

No

No

Yes

No

Assets

Conveniently located to Alliant Energy Center and downtown Madison; easy access to Hwy 12/18; lake access; disc golf course; dog exercise area nearby.

Conveniently located; great for fishing and lake access.

Conveniently located to downtown Madison and UW campus; Veterans Hospital and UW Hospital.  Short distance to boat launch.

Easy access to and from Interstate; disc golf course; equestrian & hiking trails. Dog exercise area located within the park.

 

Quiet, rural setting; close to Blue Mounds State Park; beautiful vistas and hiking trails.

The establishments below may be able to accommodate you if you wish to stay in the Madison area for an extended period of time.

1.  Badgerland Campground 
http://badgerlandcampground.com/
2671 Circle Dr.
Stoughton, WI  53589
608-873-5800
Email:  info@badgerlandcompground.com          

-Located near the entrance to Lake Kegonsa State Park
-2 miles off of Hwy 39/90
Open Spring - Fall

2.  Viking Village     http://www.vikingvillagecampground.com/
1648 County Hwy N
Stoughton, WI  53589
(608) 873-6601
Email:  vikingvillage@sbcglobal.net

Open Spring - Fall

3.  Madison KOA
http://koa.com/campgrounds/madison/  
4859 County Road V
DeForest, WI  53532
(800) 562-5784 Reservations
(608) 846-4528 Information

Open April 1 – October 1

4.  Oak Park Terrace
http://oakparkterrace.net/
571 Banding Lane
Madison, WI  53704
(888) 817-5098

**This is a mobile home park in an urban area with seasonal rates for RVs

Wisconsin RV World at 5920 Haase Rd in DeForest has a dump station that charges $10.00 for Class A size tanks and $5.00 for Class C size tanks. When they are open for business, customers may come in to use the dump station.  Winter hours are limited.

Wisconsin RV World phone number is (608) 244-6228.

You may cancel your camping reservation online at www.reservedane.com (Login and then go to My Account, Make a Cancellation).  You also may contact the Park Office at (608) 224-3730 or by email at dane-parks@countyofdane.com.  A refund will be given, minus a $25 cancellation fee, when a cancellation is received before 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on the first day of the reservation. The refund will be credited to the credit or debit card used to place the reservation.  You may edit your Camping reservation online for a $5 change fee (Login and then go to My Account, Changes).

What are the fees for reserving a shelter?

Shelter fees are based on the expected number of people attending the event and whether it is a Premier or a Standard Shelter. Premier Shelters also have different rates for weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays) vs. weekdays. See our Fees webpage for prices.  Chaperoned youth groups receive a $30 discount.

 

These are the high-demand shelters at Badger Prairie, Brigham, CamRock, Goodland, Indian Lake, Mendota, Stewart, Token Creek County Parks and William G. Lunney Lake Farm are all considered Premier Shelters.

The shelters at Donald, Festge, LaFollette, Riley-Deppe, Viking Parks, Scheidgger Forest, and the Jenni & Kyle Preserve are all considered Standard Shelters.

Shelter reservations are made in our online reservation system or by calling the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730. In order to place a reservation, payment in full is required.  Online and phone orders must be paid for with a credit/debit card.

Please view our Cancellation & Change Policy webpage.

Reservations are not required, but recommended it you want to be sure the facility is available, cleaned and restrooms doors are unlocked.  If a park shelter is open (with no reservation card posted on the wall of the building) and no one is currently using the shelter, the shelter is available to use on a first-come-first-serve basis. It should be noted that the restrooms may be closed if there is no reservation. Patrons can check shelter availability online at www.reservedane.com or by calling the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730.

Each shelter has a different capacity.  Please visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their shelters to see the capacity limits, amenities/restrictions and photos. Please note that the capacity listed is for the shelter and the grounds surrounding the shelter plus capacity inside the shelter.  We encourage you to visit the shelter before placing a reservation to ensure that the shelter meets your needs and expectations.

Each shelter may have a different number of tables that are included in the shelter reservation.  Extra tables are available and can be requested in sets of 6 at a charge of $60 per set.  Request must be made at least 3 days before the event but a week’s notice is preferred.  The tables will be delivered and set up before your shelter reservation starts.  Each table can seat approximately 6 adults. You may search for shelters by their amenities/features (including number of tables) at www.reservedane.com.

What size are the picnic tables at the shelter?

  • At least one (1) ADA table that is 5’x8’ to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • All standard tables are 5’ x 6’
  • The seats are nine inches wide by six feet long
  • The table top is 28 inches wide by six feet long.
  • There is no size difference between the aluminum or wood tables.
  • Tables can be all aluminum or all wood and sometimes a mix of both.

Each shelter has different amenities.  Please visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their shelters to view and search by the amenities at each shelter.

Shelter reservations are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  We require that the shelter be vacated by 9:30 p.m. so park staff have time to remove garbage and clean the restrooms for the next day’s patrons.  All Dane County parks CLOSE at 10 p.m.

If you would like to start setting up your event earlier than 10 a.m., please contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 to make arrangements.

Shelters may have a fire ring located near the shelter area, while others may not have these amenities.  Please visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their shelters to see the amenities at each shelter.

The parks close promptly at 10 p.m. It is required that all shelters must be cleaned-up and vacated no later than 9:30 p.m.

All reservable shelters have electricity except Donald Park, Riley-Deppe Park, Scheidegger Forest and shelter #3 at Festge Park.  Each shelter may have a different number of electrical outlets.  Please visit our online reservation system for a list of parks and their shelters to see the amenities at each shelter.

Please contact park staff or the park ranger.  Contact information should be provided on the reservation name card that is posted on the wall of the shelter when it is reserved for your event.  Ranger and park staff contact information should also be available at most information kiosks in the parks.

Bathrooms will be unlocked and remain open until 9:30 p.m. for your event. Some restroom facilities may stay open depending on the park, these dates may differ.  Please check our Park Opening & Closing Schedule for current information on when each park is open/closed for the season.  Bathrooms may be locked during the regular season if there are utility issues, but this should be clearly marked on the outside of the building.

Yes. We ask that you do not damage or deface the facility. Ask the parks staff if you have a question the use of nails, screws, or other more permanent fixtures.  Anything that is put up should be taken down by 9:30 p.m.

Special Event Permits may be required for larger events or any other activity where there are special needs or amenities are going to be used that are not normally provide in a Dane County Park. Events may include weddings, races, fundraisers, or other events requiring special accommodations and/or requests. Please visit our Special Events & Weddings webpage for more information.

Any group over 25 people, where alcohol is being consumed requires an alcohol permit, whether you provide the alcohol or if someone attending your event brings their own.  The fee is based on the number of people attending the event. See our Fees webpage for a list of Alcohol Permit fees.

You may contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for all parks questions, comments, and concerns.  If you need to reach park staff after these hours, please contact the Ranger in the area by calling the phone number listed at the information kiosk in the campgrounds or at most kiosks located within the park.  In case of an emergency, dial 911.

Camping is not allowed at the shelter areas.  Camping may be available at the park where the shelter is located but is not included in your shelter reservation.  Camping reservations, if available, can be added to your order at the time of making a shelter reservation at www.reservedane.com. We do offer Group Camping at Brigham, McCarthy Park, Token Creek, Scheidegger Forest and William G. Lunney Lake Farm.  Supervised Youth Groups may also group camp at Indian Lake Park.

Yes. There is a “large structure” fee (larger than 12’ x 12’ or anything with stakes that would enter more than 6” into the ground) for a fee added to your shelter reservation fee.  Visit our Fees webpage for more information. Park staff will mark all electric lines near the shelter when placing large structures on the property.  It is also required to show proof of liability insurance as Dane County Parks cannot be liable for injuries, etc. that may occur.  Certificates of Insurance can be provided from the rental company.  Dane County Parks must be listed as the additional insurance holder and Insurance must be covered up to $1,000,000.  Please contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 for more information.

Yes.  A ‘Large Structure’ fee is required for any structures that are larger than 12’ x 12’ and/or that have stakes that will enter the ground more than 6” - see our Fees webpage for more information. The large structure fee will added to your initial shelter reservation.  Park staff will mark all electric lines near the shelter.  Please alert the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 if you need the Park Ranger to contact you concerning placement of your tent.

Please leave the ashes in the pedestal grills, fire rings, or fireplaces, making sure that they are extinguished before leaving the area.  Park staff will remove the ashes when they check the shelter after your reservation.

Please contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 with your parking concerns. We will have the Park Ranger contact you to make arrangements for additional parking if necessary. 

Where can I find the latest information on COVID-19 and Dane County / Madison Public Health guidelines?

Dane County Parks follows Madison/Dane County Public Health guidelines to make sure that all staff and park visitors are safe when visiting or parks, trails and open spaces. For the latest information please see the following page for updates: https://www.danecountyparks.com/COVID19

For the safety of customers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis, all Dane County permit sales are only available online at www.reservedane.com or at electronic pay stations for specific permits - see locations on our Where to Purchase Permits webpage. A daily or a temporary annual permit with confirmation number is immediately emailed to the customer with online sale or a paper receipt is provided at a pay kiosk. Both of the temporary receipts can be displayed until they receive their annual permit. Generally permits will be received within two weeks.

Facilities may be limited.  Available facilities will be based on staffing he ability to meet current Public Health guidelines for regular cleaning and disinfecting. At this time many shelter restrooms will only open for special events or shelter reservations. For a full listing of open facilities please see the Parks Facility Opening & Closing Schedule.

There are two reasons we are trying to keep campground facilities separated from the general park users, and second there are limitations in staffing and guidelines requiring regularly cleaning and disinfecting of restroom and shower facilities. Camping within these high use parks is limited to motor homes or trailers equipped with a fully functioning toilet and sanitary holding tank, water storage, and dedicated sleeping space. No other units are currently allowed regardless of modifications made to a vehicle or tent. At this time only the larger electrical sites are available for use.

To view campsite availability and reserve a site visit www.reservedane.com.  You may also call the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 (M-F) between 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No information is posted at the site. 

Due to cleaning protocols all water fountains are closed at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Firewood is available for $5 per bundle. Wood can be purchased from the campground host or Park Attendant. 

Check Wisconsin State Parks and county and private campgrounds around the area and region for availability. Please contact the individual campgrounds for more information.Please see the Wisconsin Department of Tourism webpage for additional information.