Reservation Policy

Reservations can be made in advance on certain areas of the parks in Dane County, Wisconsin. These reservations give you and your party exclusive access to the site and some of the immediate area during the times of the reservation.

Types of Reservations

There are 5 main types of reservations:

  1. Campsite
  2. Group Camp
  3. Shelter
  4. Special Event

Campsite Reservations
 

NEW STARTING IN 2015 - DOGS CAMP FREE!  Dane County Parks has long been on the forefront in creating enjoyable experiences for park patrons and their dogs.   All camper reservations/registrations will now automatically include a daily dog permit for the duration of the stay.

Dane County parks have many campsites that can be reserved for tents, campers, and RVs. See the campsites list for more information.

Conditions

 

 

  • Check-In is at 3:00 PM the first day of the reservation
  • Check-Out is at 3:00 PM the last day of the reservation
  • Maximum of 14 days per reservation
  • Maximum of 6 people per site
  • Reservation must be made a minimum of 5 days before first day of reservation
  • Other Terms and Conditions May Apply

Group Camp Reservations

Large groups can reserve specially designated areas of the parks as a campsites. Discounts are available for youth groups. See the group camps list for more information.

Conditions

  • Check-In is at 3:00 PM the first day of the reservation
  • Check-Out is at 3:00 PM the last day of the reservation
  • Maximum of 14 days per reservation
  • Other Terms and Conditions May Apply

Shelter Reservations

Shelter reservations entitle your group to exclusive use of the designated shelter building and immediate area. The general public may use the restrooms. Other facilities such as ball diamonds, play areas, horseshoe pits, and tennis courts are for use on a first-come first-served basis with a one hour time limit if another group or individual is waiting. See the shelters list for more information.

Conditions

  • Check-In is at 10:00 AM the day of the reservation
  • Check-Out is at 9:30 PM the same day
  • Maximum of 1 day per reservation
  • Reservation must be made a minimum of 2 days before first day of reservation
  • Other Terms and Conditions May Apply

Special Events

Special events are allowed at Dane County Parks after special review. These reservations can require more extensive use of the Park facilities and may require proof of insurance, additional permits, and other items. Please contact the Parks Office at (608) 224-3730 to schedule a special event.