Those within striking distance of Madison. For a list of all state parks, see www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/LAND/parks.
Hiking and mountain biking trails, swimming pool, camping. On the Military Ridge bike trail.
4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, WI 53517
Capital Springs State Recreation Area
Includes Lake Farm County Park, Capital Springs Disc Golf Course, Monona Conservancy Wetlands, MMSD Wildlife Observation Area, Nine Springs E-way, Nevin Fish Hatchery, Jenni and Kyle Preserve, Cap City bicycle trail and Lussier Family Heritage Center.
3101 Lake Farm Road
View of Capitol across Lake Mendota, effigy mounds, prairie and savanna restorations. Boat launch, swimming beach with separate pet swimming area, hiking and ski trails. Sailboat House rents sailboats, canoes & kayaks, 608-849-9200.
5140 Hwy. M, Waunakee, 53597
Camping, hiking, x-country skiing, fishing.
2405 Door Creek Rd., Stoughton, 53589