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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, an accessible fishing pier, 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.

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 Stewart Lake 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.

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

This park is supported in part by the Friends of Stewart Park.


Google Maps are provided for reference. Trails, park boundaries, parking lots and other features on this map may not be up-to-date. Please check the official maps for up-to-date information.