Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Parks

Stewart Lake County Park

Stewart Lake County Park was established in 1935, making it the first County Park in Dane County. Within this 191-acre park is shimmering Stewart Lake, an artificial lake on spring-fed tributary of Moen Creek. The lake offers a challenge for trout and bass fishing. Recreational facilities include picnic shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, and a beach area (no lifeguard on duty).  Please note that gas motors are not allowed on Stewart Lake (electric motors are permitted). Stewart Lake County Park can be reached by traveling north on County Highway JG from Main Street in the Village of Mt. Horeb.

For information about the water quality at the beach, please visit the Stewart Lake County Park Beach website from Public Health Madison and Dane County.


Archery Hunting (permit required)

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Cross-country Skiing (ungroomed trail)


Hiking Trail


Picnic Area

Play Area

Restrooms (flush)

Shelter (electric)

Snowshoeing (designated trail)