Dane County Park System

Dane County Parks was created in 1935 when the county acquired Lake Park in Mt. Horeb and established Stewart Lake County Park. Today, the Dane County Parks System offers over 12,000 acres that connect people to the land, water and cultural resources of Dane County. The Parks System consists of 26 Recreation Parks, 16 Wildlife Areas, 14 Natural Resource Areas, 6 Historical/Cultural Sites, 2 Forests and parts of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail corridor. Explore the Dane County Parks System properties below.  

For classification definitions visit our Park System Classification webpage.  For overview maps, visit our Maps webpage.