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.

Trail Permits

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
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

$42.00
Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike Trail Annual Permit

$16.00
Mountain Bike - Senior Rider

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

$12.00
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
Ski

Annual Cross-Country Ski Permit

$30.00
Ski - Senior

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

$15.00
Ski - Disabled

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

$15.00
Daily Ski

Daily Cross-Country Ski Permit

$7.00
Horse

Horse/Rider Annual Permit

$20.00
Horse - Senior Rider

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

$12.00
Horse - Disabled Rider

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

$12.00
Daily Horse

Daily Horse Trail Permit

$8.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost Mt Bike, Ski or Horse annual

$12.00

Other Permits

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.

Find more information at the Park Website

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
Annual

Annual Permit

$30.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for a lost annual 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.

Find more information at the Park Website

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
Annual

Annual Permit (16 years & older)

$48.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement for lost annual permit purchased this year

$12.00
Daily

Daily Permit (16 years & older)

$8.00

Dog Permits

Permit covers 23 dog exercise areas throughout Dane County.  Valid at all Dane County Parks, City of Madison Parks, City of Sun Prairie Parks and City of Middleton Parks.  More information on the Dane County Parks Dog Exercise Areas, including photos and directions, can be found on the Dane County Dog Parks Webpage

Find more information at the Park Website

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
Annual

Annual Dog Permit

$32.00
Additional Annual

Additional Annual Permit

$16.00
Senior

Senior Owner Annual Permit (must be 65 or older)

$16.00
Disabled

Disabled Owner Annual Permit (must have proof of disability)

$16.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement for lost annual permit purchased this year

$16.00
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.

Find more information at the Park Website

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
Annual Resident

Annual Permit (must be Dane County resident)

$37.00
Additional Annual

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

$17.00
Annual Resident Senior

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

$20.00
Annual Non-Resident

Annual Permit for Non-Dane County Resident

$47.00
Annual Non-Resident Senior

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

$27.00
Disabled

Annual Permit (with proof of disability)

$20.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost annual purchased this year

$17.00
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.

Find more information at the Park Website

NameDescriptionPriceQtyBuy
Annual

Annual Permit

$30.00
Annual Replacement

Replacement permit for lost annual purchased this year

$12.00
Daily

Daily Permit

$10.00