The activities below require a permit. These permits may be purchased online using the button below or by contacting the Dane County Parks Office at (608) 224-3730. The use of disc golf, cross-country ski, equestrian or mountain biking trails requires a permit for users 16 years of age and older. Learn how to display each permit by visiting the How to Display Permits webpage.
Click on the links below for additional information about each activity.
The following permits cannot be purchase online. Please contact the Dane County Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 to obtain one of these permits:
Geocaching no longer requires a Dane County Parks permit. For specific rules concerning requirements for use in Dane County Parks, please visit the Dane County Parks Geocache Information at the Wisconsin Geocaching Association website.
Snowshoeing does not require a permit and is allowed throughout Dane County Parks except on designated cross-county ski trails. On-leash dogs with permits are welcome to accompany snowshoers as long as they have a valid dog permit.