Parks

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

Festge County Park

Festge County Park was established in 1963 after Otto and Evelyn Festge generously donated the original acreage for this park. It is located in the Driftless Area (unglaciated area) of Dane County and offers a scenic view 100 feet above the Black Earth Creek Valley in the Town of Berry -- one of the more spectacular views in the county. The park contains 155 acres of beautifully wooded parkland with hiking trails winding through a mature stand of hickory and oak trees.  Other features include two shelter facilities, play equipment and shaded areas for family picnics. A natural history marker explains the area’s glacial geology. Future plans for Festge County Park include development as a trail link into the Ice Age National Scenic Trail system.

The park entrance is located on Scherbel Road, 1.5 miles west of the Village of Cross Plains and north of USH 14.  Nearby Salmo Pond is adjacent to Black Earth Creek south of USH 14, and offers shoreline fishing, an accessible fishing pier and picnic areas.

Sites Availability

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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