See countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks for a list of all county parks.
1 Fen Oak Ct. #208, Madison, 53718; 608-244-3730 (unless otherwise noted). Dogs are allowed on-leash in all county parks.
On Lake Waubesa. Boat launch, campground.
Hwy. 51 in McFarland
339 acres. 1 shelter, softball fields, mountain bike trails.
18/151 and Hwy PB, Verona
Three shelters, hiking, scenic overlook.
1.5 miles west of Cross Plains on Hwy. 14
On Lake Waubesa. Two shelters, boat launch, fishing, swimming.
2862 Waubesa Ave.
483 acres. Off-leash dog exercise area, group camp, hiking, x-country skiing, fishing, canoe and boat launch, plus a 19th-century pioneer shrine built by a farmer whose family was spared from a diptheria epidemic.
Hwy. 19 near Hwy. K
Part of the Capital Springs State Recreational Area. 328-acre park with three shelters, playgrounds,barrier-free boat launch, fish-cleaning facility, group camp, 54-site campground, hiking, volleyball, x-country skiing. Lussier Family Heritage Center on-site is an indoor space for meetings and events. New: off-leash dog area.
4330 Libby Rd., 53711
Nine Springs E-Way
Hiking trails. Wetlands and sedge meadows, native forests, and many large springs which flow into Nine Springs Creek. Birding spot.
1947 Moorland Rd.
Pheasant Branch Creek Conservancy
1.5 miles north of Century Ave. (Hwy. M) on Pheasant Branch Road
Geologically significant site; part of the Johnstown Moraine runs through this very popular off-leash dog park.
2 miles south of 18/151 on Hwy. PB
Swimming/fishing hole on Black Earth Creek, one on the nation's best trout streams. Shore fishing, accessible fishing pier and picnic areas.
Hwy. 14, 1.5 miles west of Cross Plains
Prairie restoration, historic farmhouse and buildings, heirloom garden, public educational events.
6 miles north of Madison and 1 mile east of Waunakee on Hwy. 19/113
Five shelters, campground, group campground, volleyball courts, horse trails, hiking, x-country skiing, off-leash dog exercise, accessible fishing pier, elevated boardwalk through sedge meadow, playgrounds, and 27-hole disc golf course.
6200 Hwy. 51, DeForest; on Hwy. 51 just north of I-90/94
Off-leash dog area on Cherokee Marsh.
Hwy. 113 at Hwy. M