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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Dane County Parks 2009 Facilities Opening Schedule

April 17, 2009
Darren Marsh Dane County Parks 608-224-3766
Land & Water Resources

Dane County Parks on-line reservation system will help make your event planning easier and more convenient. You can reserve your shelter or campsite 24/7 at: You will find comprehensive information on the Parks and a step-by-step reservation process to make navigation through the site user-friendly.

Facility                                                        Opening                Closing
Brigham Campground – Limited Services         1-1-09                     12-31-09
Lake Farm Campground                                 4-13-09                   10-31-09
Babcock Campground                                    4-13-09                   10-31-09
Mendota Campground                                     5-1-09                      9-7-09
Token Creek Campground                               5-1-09                      9-7-09
Campgrounds Opening Closing

Shelters and other park facilities will be opening for use May 1, 2009:
Badger Prairie Brigham
Donald Cam-Rock Parks
Festge/Salmo Pond Indian Lake
LaFollette McCarthy
Mendota Riley –Deppe
Stewart Shelter #2 (only) Token Creek
Capital Springs State Rec. Area which includes:
Lake Farm Unit
Jenni and Kyle Preserve

Activities Opening May 1, 2009:
Mt. Bike Trails (Open as of 4-13-09)
Equestrian Trails
Aeromodeling Field
Vallarta- Ast Disc Golf - Token Creek Park

County boat docks and fishing piers been installed at lake access sites. Navigation buoys are currently being installed through the Yahara Chain of Lakes. The Tenney Lock, located on the Yahara River where it exits Lake Mendota, will be open for use starting May 1st. A Lock Pass is required when using this park facility. The 2009 Tenney Lock Schedule can be found at

For more information on the County Parks, making facility reservations or planning a special event, please contact us at 608-224-3730 or visit our website at:\lwrd\parks.