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Dane County Parks

Closures & Trail Conditions

COVID19- Alert:  Permits must be purchased online or by calling our office in advance. Visit our Parks Changes and Updates Due to COVID-19 webpage for a full list of park updates.

Trail conditions are listed below when available. Note that parks and hiking trails are open throughout the winter unless listed as closed. Please do not walk or snowshoe on groomed cross-country ski trails. Check back for future updates as trail conditions may change rapidly. 

Temporary Closures    Seasonal Openings/Closings    Open Restrooms


Other Trail Conditions

Temporary Closures

For Cross-country Ski, Equestrian and Snowmobile Trail information, see the categories above.

  • All Campgrounds are closed for the season.
  • Capital City Trail Roundabout is closed starting Monday, 12/7/2020 for Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Sanitary Sewer Work. Visit MMSD's webpage for detour information.
  • Fish Lake County Park is closed (no access) due to flooding.
  • Indian Lake County Park - be aware of open water/thin ice on Indian Lake. View Press Release.
  • Lake Access Piers are closed for the season at (Babcock, Fish Camp, Goodland, William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Parks).