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Dane County Parks

Capital Springs Recreation Area

The nearly 2,500 acre Capital Springs Recreation Area is cooperatively operated and managed by Dane County Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with additional support from the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area.  Recreation opportunities include wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and camping.  The Capital Springs Recreation Area boundary features many parks, trails and natural resource points of interest.

  • Overview Map (Capital City State Trail / Capital Springs Recreation Area)

Points of Interest Links

The 30-acre off leash dog exercise area features an accessible parking area, nearly a mile of hard surface walking trails through restored prairie and a 3-acre small dog area.   The 18-hole disc golf course was designed by local experts and traverses through open prairies and a glacial drumlin that is currently being restored to oak savanna.  The course can also be accessed via the Capital City State Trail, with bicycle parking available at a trailhead that includes interpretive signage for a Native American mound group located nearby.   





Activities

Accessible Facilities

Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail (paved)

Boat Launch (permit required)

Camping (electric)

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Cross-country Skiing (groomed trail)

Disc Golf Course

Dog Park

Fishing

Foraging

Hiking Trail

Historic Site

Hunting

Mountain Biking

Parking

Picnic Area

Play Area

Restrooms (flush)

Restrooms (vault)

Showers (for campground)

Snowshoeing (designated trail)

Water Trail

Wildlife Viewing