The following list contains the names of parks in Dane County that have reservable facilities.  Select a name from the list to learn more about that park and see the weekly availability of sites.  Additional information about the parks including images and features can be found on the Dane County Parks site.

Park Selection

Babcock County Park

Babcock County Park is named after Stephen Babcock, Wisconsin dairy scientist, known internationally for discovering the method for determining the percentage of butterfat found in milk.

Babcock County Park is located on the east side of Lake Waubesa at the outflow of the Yahara River near the Village of McFarland on U.S. Highway 51. The boat launch offers a fish cleaning facility and accessible fishing pier. The Park also has a 25-unit campground with electricity supplied to all sites, a fully accessible bathroom and shower, and a sanitary dump station.

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*Campsite available for walk-in self-registration only on a first-come first-served basis; reserving a campsite is not possible as this must be made a minimum of 5 days before the first day of reservation. Shelter available for walk-in use only on a first-come first-served basis; reserving a shelter is not possible as this must be made a minimum of 2 days before the first day of reservation