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Dane County Parks

Snowshoeing & Winter Hiking

Snowshoeing and winter hiking is allowed on or off-trail at ALL Dane County Park properties, no permit is required. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash and have a valid Dane County Dog Permit. Some parking areas may have limited or no access during certain snow conditions - view our Plowed Winter Parking webpage for more information.

Note that snowshoeing, winter hiking, and dogs are NOT allowed on designated cross-country ski trails when snow is present even if they have not yet been groomed. Skiers can set their own track even if there is minimal snow cover and other activities on the trails will degrade the trail for ski permit holders.

Snowshoe Trail Maps

While snowshoeing is allowed at all park properties, the following locations have designated trails with signs to help with navigation:

View the Dane County Parks Winter Recreation Guide for details and a map of winter activities throughout the park system.