Festge County Park
Festge County Park is located in the Driftless Area of Dane County and offers a scenic view 100 feet above the Black Earth Creek Valley — one of the more spectacular views in the county. The park contains 155 acres of beautifully wooded parkland with hiking trails winding through a mature stand of hickory and oak trees. A natural history marker explains the area’s glacial geology. Nearby Salmo Pond south of USH 14 is adjacent to Black Earth Creek. Future plans for Festge County Park include development as a trail link into the Ice Age National Scenic Trail system. (Dane County Parks Department)
4894 Scherbel Road Cross Plains, WI 53528
5AM - 10PM daily
- Picnic Area
- Play Area
- Shelter (Electric)
- Restrooms (Vault)
- Scenic Overlook
Trails for pedestrian use only.
The park overlooks the deep preglacial valley of Black Earth Creek where at the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago melting giant ice sheets deposited hundreds of feet of sand and gravel.