2016 Dane County Parks and facilities Opening Schedule


Buy Dane County Park permits online or download application for mailing.

Thank you for using the Dane County Parks online reservation system!  We hope this will make your reservation process easier and more convenient.  If you need assistance with your transaction, please call us M-F 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 608-224-3730.  

First established in 1936, the Dane County Parks Division has grown to over 8,000 acres of parkland. The park system offers many opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation, including camping, disc golf, bike trails, equestrian trails, dog parks, hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

DOGS CAMP FREE!  Dane County Parks has long been on the forefront in creating enjoyable experiences for park patrons and their dogs.   All camper reservations/registrations will now automatically include a daily dog permit good for the duration of the stay.

FIREWOOD ALERT: Dane County Parks no longer allows firewood that originates outside of Dane County to be brought into the Parks.  Firewood may be purchased at the parks for $5/bundle.

Contact our office Monday-Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm (CT) at 608-224-3730, or email us if you have any further questions or suggestions on how we may improve the Dane County Parks online reservation system. Reservations for the following year are available starting on the first business day in November at 7:45 am.

Darren Marsh
Director, Dane County Parks
A Division of the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department