Group Campsites

Group campsites are reserved for large groups and available at the parks listed below. Campers are allowed to have their dog(s) in the campground but they must be on leash at all times.

Group Camp Fees 

Youth groups– chaperoned and organized

  • Up to 25 campers............................... $ 50.00
  • 26 – 50 campers................................. $ 75.00
  •  Larger groups - contact Park Office for Special Event pricing.  

  

Adult & family groups

  • Up to 25 campers............................... $ 65.00
  • 26 – 50 campers................................. $ 90.00
  • Larger groups - contact Park Office for Special Event pricing. 

 

Brigham County Park

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Brigham County Park is located just northeast of the Village of Blue Mounds on County Highway F. This 232-acre park is named after Ebenezer Brigham, one of the first settlers in this area. The park provides a panoramic view of the Wisconsin River Valley. 

Park features include a group camp area, a 23 unit rustic campground, two shelter facilities, picnic area, play equipment, nature trail through a maple woods, and hiking trails that connect to Blue Mounds State Park. The Brigham Trail, a 1.3 mile paved shared-use trail, also goes through the park and connects to the Military Ridge State Trail and Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark. Shelter #1 is a timber frame structure that was built in 2015 with wood from trees that were harvested at Dane County Parks properties. Across from Brigham County Park is the County’s 107-acre Blue Mounds Wildlife Area that offers public hunting opportunities and other activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (ungroomed trails), and wildlife observation.

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Indian Lake County Park

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At 483 acres, Indian Lake County Park is one of Dane County's largest parks.  The main entrance is located on STH 19 about two miles west of USH 12. A winding trail leads to a historic chapel built in 1857, located on a hilltop with a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding valley. Trails provide access around the entire lake, offering many recreational opportunities including access to a log cabin warming house. The park also has an unfenced dog park located adjacent to the small boat launch on the west side of the lake.  Please note that boats using gas motors are prohibited on Indian Lake - electric motors are allowed.

Note that overnight camping at the Group Camp is available for official youth groups only.  Group camp reservations do not include the warming house.

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Lake Farm County Park

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Lake Farm County Park is a unit of the Capital Springs Recreation Area.  This 328-acre park has a campground, three shelter facilities, play equipment, barrier-free boat launch (with a fish cleaning facility), group camping area, wildlife pond, observation tower, hiking and cross-country ski trails.

Two paved bicycle/pedestrian trails go through the park including:

The campground has 54 reservable sites (two fully accessible), including 39 electrical hook ups for RVs (50 amp), bathroom and shower facilities, wi-fi, and a sanitary dump station.

 

 

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McCarthy Youth & Conservation County Park

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The vision for McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park began in 1974 with a donation of 180 acres of land that was owned by Russell and Ella McCarthy.  The McCarthys’ primary goal was for the park to become “a place where kids from the city could learn about nature.”  The park offers a group camp, hiking, cross-country skiing, equestrian trails and camping, picnic opportunities, and a beautiful prairie/wetland restoration.

Friends of McCarthy Park volunteers organize youth service days and recreation activities, as well as assist in the planning efforts and restoration of the land.
Please visit the Friends of McCarthy website for more information.

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Scheidegger Forest

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Scheidegger Forest is nearly 80 acres and offers a mile of loop of hiking trails, a reservable shelter, and restroom. The area has been restored from a former Dane County Sheriff shooting range to a managed forest of primarily oak and hickory. The shelter, kiosk, and bathroom were all built from wood harvested on-site.  Water is not available at this site.

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Token Creek County Park

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The 427-acre park is best known for its five shelter facilities and ample open space for large group picnics and outings.  Recreational facilities include five volleyball courts, equestrian trails, miles of hiking and cross country ski trails, a 27-hole disc golf course and a 43-unit campground, plus a group camp area.  Other popular features include an accessible fish pier, two dog parks (one for small dogs), two playgrounds and an elevated boardwalk through a sedge meadow marsh.  The park also offers winter access to Dane County's 274 miles of snowmobile trails.

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