The following shelters can be reserved for groups between 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM and available at the parks listed. Recreational equipment can be rented online or when you arrive at the park.
This park, located just east of the City of Verona at the intersection of County Highway PB and U.S. Highway 18 and 151, serves as the center of the Ice Age Trail Junction Area. The park has a shelter facility, play fields, mountain bike trails, a playground, a dog exercise area, and an aero-modeling field. The park also provides access to Military Ridge State Trail and a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Brigham County Park is located just northeast of the Village of Blue Mounds on County Highway F. This 212-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 also include a group camp area, a 25 unit rustic campground, one shelter facility, picnic area, play equipment, and a nature trail through a maple woods. Four campsites are now available with 50 amp electrical service. Please note that there are no showers, dump station or flush toilets at this campground.
|Shelter #1 ||8||Yes - Softball field with no backstop, playground equipment, volleyball, horseshoes||RESERVE|
CamRock County Park is located in eastern Dane County along Koshkonong Creek between the Village of Cambridge and the historic Village of Rockdale. This 422-acre park has three separate use areas with shelter facilities and play areas. The trails are suitable for hiking, cross-country skiing, and CamRock area 3 has a single-track mountain bike trail. CamRock Park can be reached via U.S. Highway 12 and 18 onto County Highway B and Highland Drive through the Village of Rockdale. Please visit the Friends of CamRock Park website for more information.
Donald County Park is located in the Town of Springdale along two trout streams, Deer Creek and Frye Feeder, southeast of Mt. Horeb off Highway 92, just west of Mt. Vernon. The Donald/Woodburn family donated the original 105 acres for this park. The park has since grown to encompass 480 acres containing oak woods, intriguing rock outcroppings with scenic vistas and springs. Donald Park is also known for its trout streams; Deer Creek and Frye Feeder, and Mt. Vernon Creek. There is a small picnic area called Pop's Knoll developed through a generous donation from the Woodburn family and the efforts of the Friends of Donald Park. Hiking and equestrian trails are available. Please check the current open/close schedule. Be sure to visit the Friends of Donald Park website for more information.
Festge County Park, located in the driftless (unglaciated) area of Dane County, offers a scenic view 100 feet above the Black Earth Creek Valley in the Town of Berry. Otto and Evelyn Festge generously donated the original acreage for this park. The entrance is located on Scherbel Road, one and one-half miles west of the Village of Cross Plains and north of USH 14. The park contains 126 acres of beautifully wooded parkland with hiking trails winding through a mature stand of hickory and oak trees. Other features include three shelter facilities, softball field, play equipment and shaded areas for family picnics. Future plans for Festge County Park include development as a trail link into the Ice Age National Scenic Trail system. A natural history marker explains the area's glacial geology. Nearby Salmo Pond is adjacent to Black Earth Creek south of USH 14, and offers shoreline fishing, an accessible fishing pier, and picnic areas.
Located on the west shore of Lake Waubesa, Goodland County Park is one of the oldest county parks. The park consists of partially wooded 15 acres containing 600 feet of shoreline. Facilities include two shelter facilities, picnic areas, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, a softball field, play equipment, boat launch and an unsupervised swimming area.
The main entrance to Indian Lake County Park is located in the town of Berry on SH 19 about two miles west of USH 12. At 483 acres, Indian Lake is one of Dane County's largest parks. A winding trail leads to a historic chapel built in 1857, located on a hilltop that provides a breath taking view of the lake and surrounding valley. A trail has been developed around the entire lake, and miles of cross-country ski and nature trails in the wooded hills provide many recreational opportunities and access to a log cabin warming house. The park also has a pet exercise area located adjacent to the small boat launch of USH 19 at the entrance on the west side of the lake. Boats using gas motors are prohibited on Indian Lake - electric motors are allowed.
The vision for the Jenni and Kyle Preserve began in 1989 with a donation from Harvey and Patricia Wilmeth. The donation was a memorial for their grandchildren, Jenni and Kyle, who both died at the age of 4 due to a degenerative neurological disorder. The Jenni and Kyle Preserve is a unique park that is intended to serve children and persons with disabilities, and provides accessible fishing and picnic areas, trails, wheelchair swings and a shelter building around two spring-fed ponds containing trout and panfish. PLEASE NOTE: Fishing ponds are for children 14 years or younger and persons with permanent disabilities who might otherwise not be able to enjoy the sport of fishing.
Located in the Town of Pleasant Springs on the east shore of Lake Kegonsa at the outlet of the Yahara River, LaFollette County Park can be reached from US Highway 51 by traveling east on County Highway B for one and one-half miles and turning north on Williams Drive. The park is best known for its wayside picnic areas and shore fishing at the locks and dam. Canoes can be launched at the north end of the park below the locks and dams.
The park is a unit of the Capital Springs State Recreation Area. The park is also part of the Lewis Nine Springs E-Way which includes the Capital City State Bike Trail. This 328-acre park has three shelter facilities and playground equipment, a boat launch with a fish cleaning facility, group camping area, 18-hole disc golf course and off-leash dog exercise area (click here for map), wildlife pond, over-look tower, hiking and cross-country ski trails, and a Native American archaeological trail and mounds. A fully-accessible campground with 54 sites including 39 electric hook ups for RVs (50 amp), bathroom and shower facilities, and a sanitary dump station. Sites marked NE are non-electric.
Mendota County Park has a 30 unit campground and a 5 unit boat campground with sites which can be reserved. Facilities at the campground include electrical sites (all), bathroom and shower facilities, water station and dump station. The park also has two shelter facilities, boat launch, playground equipment, unsupervised swimming area, basketball and volleyball courts and a softball field.
This park fronts a millpond formed by the impoundment of the Maunesha River. The 34 acre park offers beautiful quiet areas for picnics or shoreline fishing. Facilities include a shallow boat launch, one shelter facility, and play equipment. The millpond is for non-gas powered boats.
Scheidegger Forest is nearly 80 acres and offers a mile loop of hiking trails, a reservable shelter, group camping, restroom, and drinking fountain. 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 onsite.
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. Special facilities accommodate people with disabilities such as a fishing pier, two playgrounds and an elevated boardwalk through a sedge meadow marsh. It also offers winter access to Dane County's 274 miles of snowmobile trails.
The Yahara River winds through Viking County Park. Viking County Park offers a small picnic shelter, a nature trail, dog exercise area, shoreline fishing and is ideal for family outings. This park also has a portion of the Yahara River Trail that connects to nearby Stoughton. The park can be reached by driving north on County Highway N from US Highway 51 in Stoughton.