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Dane County Parks


Paddlesports offer a unique and peaceful way to get out and explore the hidden features of Dane County waterways via canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

Launch Sites, Permits and Parking

A permit is not required for paddling on Dane County lakes or waterways. A Lake Access Permit is required if you park at any of the Madison, Monona, and Dane County designated launch sites.

A list of launch site types and any permit requirements can be found on our boat launch sites webpage.


Water Trails and Maps