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Dane County Parks

Prairie Moraine County Park

Featuring the Johnstown Moraine and a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail along the northern portion of the site, this 160 acre park provides an excellent opportunity to experience Wisconsin’s glacial history. A scenic overlook offers views from the narrow crest of the moraine of the restored oak savannah and surrounding landscapes.

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association has created a watershed trail to help visitors explore the natural landscapes while learning about the environmental and cultural history of the area. Download the free GeoTourist app and locate the Prairie Moraine County Park trail to learn more. Along the trail you will find numbered sign posts and either listen to or read the story about each site. The trail can be accessed from the Ice Age Trail park entrance.

This park also contains a 79-acre dog park that is a community favorite. It contains extensive trails, mowed play areas and frequently wins local "best dog park' contests.

For more information on vegetation management at this park, please view our presentation (PDF) or view our Prairie Moraine County Park Restoration webpage.

This park is supported in part by the Prairie Moraine Friends, Inc and Ice Age Trail Alliance volunteers.