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.


Badger Prairie County Park


This 317-acre park is located just east of the City of Verona at the intersection of County Highway PB and US Highway 18 and 151.  It serves as the center of the Ice Age Trail Junction Area. The park has a shelter facility, play fields, mountain bike trails, a playground, two dog parks (including a small dog park), and an aeromodeling field. The park also provides access to Military Ridge State Trail and a segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Shelter #120Playground equipment, horseshoes, recreation fieldRESERVE

Brigham County Park


Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Dane County, the campground at Brigham County Park is CLOSED.

Brigham County Park is located just northeast of the Village of Blue Mounds on County Highway F. This 232-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 include a group camp area (open year-round, no water in winter), a 23 unit rustic campground (open year-round, no water in winter), two shelter facilities, picnic area, play equipment, nature trail through a maple woods, and hiking trails that connect to Blue Mounds State Park. The Brigham Trail, a 1.3 mile paved shared-use trail, also goes through the park and connects to the Military Ridge State Trail and Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark. Shelter #2 is a timber frame structure that was built in 2015 with wood from trees that were harvested at Dane County Parks properties. Across from Brigham County Park is the County’s 107-acre Blue Mounds Wildlife Area that offers public hunting opportunities and other activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (ungroomed trails), and wildlife observation.

Shelter #1 8Softball field with no backstop, playground equipment, volleyball, horseshoesRESERVE
Shelter #212Softball field with no backstop, playground equipment, volleyball, horseshoesRESERVE

CamRock County Park


CamRock County Park is located in eastern Dane County along the banks of the Koshkonong Creek, between the Village of Cambridge and the historic Village of Rockdale. This 422-acre park boasts three shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, a canoe/kayak launch, cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill (near shelter #3) and prairie restorations. There are also extensive mountain bike trails which are built and maintained by volunteers. For mountain bike trail conditions and information regarding closures, please visit

Shelter #18Baseball diamond, horseshoes, playground equipmentRESERVE
Shelter #28Horseshoes and playground equipmentRESERVE
Shelter #38Horseshoe pit, playground equipment and access to a single-track mountain bike trail.RESERVE

Donald County Park


Donald County Park is a 775-acre park located in the Town of Springdale, southeast of Mt. Horeb off Highway 92, just west of Mt. Vernon. The park contains oak woods, intriguing rock outcroppings with scenic vistas and springs. The park is also known for its hiking & equestrian trails and trout streams; Deer Creek and Frye Feeder, and Mt. Vernon Creek. Please visit the Friends of Donald Park website for more information.


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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.

Construction Updates
Dane County Parks has completed renovations of the scenic overlook. Trail paving and historic sign installation will occur in 2020.  The public is asked to avoid this area of the park while crews are working on the project which is anticipated to take about 3 weeks to complete.  For more information contact Chris James, Senior Landscape Architect, at (608) 224-3763 or

Shelter # 18Softball field, play equipment and horseshoe pitRESERVE
Shelter # 28Play equipment, horseshoe pit, recreation fieldRESERVE

Goodland County Park


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 shelters, picnic areas, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, a softball field, play equipment, boat launch and an unsupervised swimming area. DJs or live music are not allowed at Goodland shelters.

For information about the water quality at the beach, please visit the Goodland County Park Beach website from Public Health Madison and Dane County.
The beach is part of the Clean Beach Treatment System project.


Shelter # 118Play equipment, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, tennisRESERVE
Shelter # 28Play equipment, basketball, volleyball, tennisRESERVE

Indian Lake County Park


At 483 acres, Indian Lake County Park is one of Dane County's largest parks.  The main entrance is located on STH 19 about two miles west of USH 12. A winding trail leads to a historic chapel built in 1857, located on a hilltop with a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding valley. Trails provide access around the entire lake, offering many recreational opportunities including access to a log cabin warming house. The park also has an unfenced dog park located adjacent to the small boat launch on the west side of the lake.  Please note that boats using gas motors are prohibited on Indian Lake - electric motors are allowed.

Shelter18Play equipment, trailsRESERVE

Jenni & Kyle Preserve


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. 

Special Park Rule:  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.

Kiosk Displays (.pdfs)

Shelter4Accessible swings, fishing, trailsRESERVE

LaFollette County Park


LaFollette County Park is located on the eastern shore of Lake Kegonsa on the outlet of the Yahara River, just southeast of Lake Kegonsa State Park.  It can be reached from US Highway 51 by traveling east on County Highway B for 1.5 miles and turning north on Williams Drive.  At the north end of the park, shore fishing is available at the lock and dam and canoes can be launched below the lock and dam.  Farther south on Williams Drive, the park offers shaded picnic areas including picnic tables, restrooms, a play area, and a reservable shelter.  

Shelter10Play equipmentRESERVE

Mendota County Park


Mendota County Park is located off County Rd M near the intersection of County Rds Q and M in the Town of Westport, a few miles southwest of Governor Nelson State Park. The park has a 30-unit campground and a 5-unit boat camping area. Each campsite has a 30-amp electrical hook-up. Please note an extension cord may be needed to connect some recreational vehicles to the electric pedestal.

Camping amenities include bathroom and shower facilities and a dump station. The park also offers two shelter facilities, unsupervised swimming area with an accessible swimming ramp, volleyball courts, play equipment and a shallow launch for small boats, kayaks and canoes. For information about the water quality at the beach, please visit the Lake Mendota County Park Beach website from Public Health Madison and Dane County. The beach is part of the Clean Beach Treatment System project.

Shelter # 118Play equipment, horseshoesRESERVE
Shelter # 215Horseshoe pit, volleyball, basketball, play equipmentRESERVE

Riley-Deppe County Park


Riley-Deppe County Park fronts a millpond formed by the impoundment of the Maunesha River.  The 13-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.

Shelter9Play equipmentRESERVE

Scheidegger Forest

WebsitePark Map

Scheidegger Forest is nearly 80 acres and offers a mile of loop of hiking trails, a reservable shelter, and restroom. 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 on-site.  Water is not available at this site.

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Stewart Lake County Park


Stewart Lake County Park was established in 1935, making it the first County Park in Dane County. Within this 191-acre park is shimmering Stewart Lake, an artificial lake on spring-fed tributary of Moen Creek. The lake offers a challenge for trout and bass fishing. Recreational facilities include picnic shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, and a beach area (no lifeguard on duty).  Please note that gas motors are not allowed on Stewart Lake (electric motors are permitted). Stewart Lake County Park can be reached by traveling north on County Highway JG from Main Street in the Village of Mt. Horeb.

For information about the water quality at the beach, please visit the Stewart Lake County Park Beach website from Public Health Madison and Dane County.

Stewart Lake Shelter13RESERVE

Token Creek County Park


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.  Other popular features include an accessible fish pier, two dog parks (one for small dogs), two playgrounds and an elevated boardwalk through a sedge meadow marsh.  The park also offers winter access to Dane County's 274 miles of snowmobile trails.

Shelter # 120Volleyball, horseshoes, softballRESERVE
Shelter # 28Shared with shelter # 1RESERVE
Shelter # 312Shared with shelter # 1RESERVE
Shelter # 412Shared with shelter # 1 and # 5RESERVE
Shelter # 518Play equipment, volleyball, horseshoesRESERVE

Viking County Park


Viking County Park is located on the Yahara River downstream of Lake Kegonsa.  The park has many accessible locations for shore fishing due to the extensive shoreline and convenient hiking and multi-use trails; fish species include panfish (primary) and largemouth bass, northern pike (secondary).  In addition, the park offers a small reservable picnic shelter (non-electric), a fenced dog exercise area including two dog beaches, and ideal areas for family outings.  Portions of the park, including the dog exercise area, are on peninsulas that extend into the Yahara River. This park also has a trail that connects the park to nearby City of Stoughton. The park can be reached by driving north on County Highway N from US Highway 51 in Stoughton.

Shelter #14RESERVE

William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park


In June 2019, Lake Farm County Park was renamed by county board resolution to William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park in honor of William (Bill) G. Lunney.  Bill served in County government for fifty years, including 30 years as chair of the Dane County Park Commission.  The 328-acre park is a unit of the Capital Springs Recreation Area and has a campground, three shelter facilities, play equipment, barrier-free boat launch (with a fish cleaning facility), group camping area, wildlife pond, observation tower, hiking and cross-country ski trails.

Two paved bicycle/pedestrian trails go through the park including:

The campground has 54 reservable sites (two fully accessible), including 39 electrical hook ups for RVs (50 amp), bathroom and shower facilities, wi-fi, and a sanitary dump station.

Shelter #2 Update
Starting in 2020, reservation priority will be given for reserved Special Events including water-related events such as fishing tournaments to use this facility.  Shelter #2 has improvements designed to support water-related events including accessible water access, a large mooring pier, water and electrical hookups.  Reservations for Special Events will be accepted from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  General reservations will be available beginning Monday, February 3, 2020.


Shelter #18Play equipment, horseshoes, volleyball and softball fieldRESERVE
Shelter #213Play equipment, horseshoes, volleyballRESERVE
Shelter #3 13Play equipment, horseshoes, volleyball RESERVE