Dane County Park Permits


Purchase a permit by clicking on the links below or download an application for mailing.

Daily permits are downloaded and printed after you have finished the payment process.

2020 annual permits may be purchased starting November 1, 2019. The receipt may be printed and used as the permit until a physical annual permit is mailed after December 1 to your address.

  • All annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2020 with the exception of Lake Access, which is valid from January 1 until March 31 of the following year.
     
  • Replacement permits are available at a lower fee for lost annual permits.  Lost State Trail permits must be replaced at full value.

If you need assistance please call us M-F 7:45 am to 4:30 pm at 608-224-3730.
 

Aeromodeling Permits

Aeromodeling permits allow citizens to fly model airplanes in special areas on park property.  It is currently available at Badger Prairie County Park. More information on the park, including pictures and directions can be found at the Badger Prairie Park webpage.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 Annual

Annual Permit

$30.00
2020 Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for a lost annual Aeromodeling permit purchased this year

$12.00

Disc Golf Permits

Disc Golf is currently available at Token Creek County Park, the Vallarta-Ast Disc Golf Course, and at Lake Farm County Park, the Capital Springs Disc Golf Course. Disc Golf course maps can be found here.

Please note that the general opening and closing dates of the Disc Golf courses is May 1st through October 31st, weather permitting.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 Annual

Annual Permit (16 years & older)

$50.00
2020 Annual Replacement

Replacement for lost annual Disc Golf permit purchased this year

$12.00
Daily

Daily Permit (16 years & older)

$8.00

Dog Permits

Permit is valid at all Dane County Parks, City of Madison Parks, City of Sun Prairie Parks and City of Middleton Parks. Visit the Dane County Parks Dogs in Parks webpage for more information including maps and brochures. Annual Dog Park cleanup will be the 1st Saturday in April.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 Annual

Annual Dog Permit

$35.00
2020 Additional Annual

Additional Annual Permit

$17.00
2020 Senior

Senior Owner Annual Permit (must be 65 or older)

$17.00
2020 Disabled

Disabled Owner Annual Permit (must have proof of disability)

$17.00
2020 Annual Replacement

Replacement for lost annual Dog permit purchased this year

$17.00
Daily

Daily Dog Permit

$5.00

Lake Access Permits

Lake Access permits are required for use of 13 access sites at Madison area lakes (Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa).

Valid at Dane County Parks, City of Madison Parks and City of Monona Parks.

Please see the Lake Access Brochure for lake access locations in Dane County.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 Annual Resident

Annual Permit (must be Dane County resident)

$40.00
2020 Additional Annual

Additional Annual Lake Access Permit (limit 2 per household and all vehicles must be registered to applicant's address)

$18.00
2020 Annual Resident Senior

Senior Annual Permit (must be 65 or older and Dane County resident)

$21.00
2020 Annual Non-Resident

Annual Permit for Non-Dane County Resident

$50.00
2020 Annual Non-Resident Senior

Senior Non-County Resident Annual Permit (must be 65 or older)

$28.00
2020 Disabled

Annual Permit (with proof of disability)

$21.00
2019 Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost annual purchased this year

$18.00
Daily

Daily Lake Access Permit

$8.00

Tenney Lock Permits

The Tenney Lock provides passage between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota by raising or lowering boat traffic to accommodate the approximately 5 1/2 feet difference between the normal levels of the two lakes.

For additional information include lock hours please visit our Tenney Park Lock webpage.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 Annual

Annual Permit

$30.00
2020 Additional Annual

Limit 2 per household and all boats must be registered to applicant's address

$12.00
2020 Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost Tenney Lock annual purchased this year

$12.00
Daily

Daily Permit

$10.00

Trail Permits

Trail Permits

There are three different Dane County Trail Permits:  Mountain Bike, Horse and Cross-Country Skiing.    For the location of these trails and other additional information, please see the links below.  The State Bike Trail Pass is also available for purchase.
 

Regarding the State Trail Pass:  A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or off-highway motorcycling on certain trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking.   For more information, please visit the WI DNR State Trail Pass website.

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
2020 State Trail Pass

Annual Permit for use on all State Trails

$25.00
Combined Trail (Mt. Bike, Ski & Horse)

Combined Annual Permit for Mt. Bike, Cross-Country Ski & Horse trails

$48.00
2020 Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike Trail Annual Permit

$16.00
2020 Mountain Bike - Senior Rider

Mountain Bike - Senior Rider Annual Permit (must be 65 or older)

$12.00
2020 Mountain Bike - Disabled Rider

Mountain Bike - Disabled Rider Annual Permit (must have proof of disability)

$12.00
Daily Mountain Bike

Daily Mountain Bike Trail Permit

$5.00
2020 Ski

Annual Cross-Country Ski Permit

$30.00
2020 Ski - Senior

Senior Annual Cross-Country Ski Permit (must be 65 or older)

$15.00
2020 Ski - Disabled

Disabled Annual Cross-Country Ski Permit (must have proof of disability)

$15.00
Daily Ski

Daily Cross-Country Ski Permit

$7.00
2020 Horse

Horse/Rider Annual Permit

$20.00
2020 Horse - Senior Rider

Horse - Senior Rider Annual Permit (must be 65 or older)

$12.00
2020 Horse - Disabled Rider

Horse - Disabled Rider Annual Permit (must have proof of disability)

$12.00
Daily Horse

Daily Horse Trail Permit

$8.00
2020 Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost Mt Bike, Ski or Horse annual

$12.00