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Dane County Parks

Indian Lake County Park

Indian Lake County Park (500+ acres) is one of Dane County's largest parks. The main entrance is located on STH 19 about two miles west of US 12. A winding trail leads to a historic chapel built in 1857, perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views. Trails offer recreational opportunities for all seasons, including access to a log cabin warming house. An unfenced, off-leash dog park is located adjacent to the boat launch. Please note gas motors are prohibited on Indian Lake; electric motors are allowed. Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area, a 128-acre county public hunting area located immediately north of the property, offers additional recreational opportunities.




Archery Hunting (permit required)

Boat Launch (no permit required)

Camping (group site)

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Cross-country Skiing (groomed trail)

Dog Park



Hiking Trail

Historic Site

Ice Age National Scenic Trail


Picnic Area

Restrooms (vault)

Shelter (electric)


Snowmobile Trail

Wildlife Viewing