The Token Creek Park entrance is located in the Town of Burke on US Highway 51 north of Madison. The 427-acre park is best known for its five shelter facilities and ample open space for large group picnics and outings. Recreational facilities include five volleyball courts, equestrian trails, miles of hiking and skiing trails, and a new 18-hole disc golf course. It also offers winter access to Dane County's 274 miles of snowmobile trails. Special facilities accommodate people with disabilities such as a fishing pier, two playgrounds and elevated boardwalk through a sedge meadow marsh. Token Creek Park also has a dog exercise area, group campground, and 42-unit campground with reservable sites, and 25-sites with electricity.
There are five reservable Shelters that range in size from having 8 picnic tables up to twenty picnic tables. The shelters offer the perfect outdoor venue for birthday parties, family reunions, graduation parties and much, much more. Shelters that are not reserved on a particular day can be used on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Dane County Parks Office @ (608) 224-3730.
Vallarta-Ast disc golf course is recognized as one of the elite courses in the United States. Currently an 18-hole course, an expansion of 9 additional holes is planned to accommodate the ever-increasing popularity of this sport. Vallarta-Ast disc golf course also hosts a PDGA sanctioned tournament called the Mad City Open. A permit is required to play, available at the park or through the Dane County Parks office.
View a map of the disc golf course.
Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis or by reservation. Reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to the initial camping date. Campers must register and pay the camping fee prior to setting up. Group camping by permit is also available. Contact Dane County Parks @ (608) 224-3730 or visit www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/ for complete campground regulation and reservation information.
View a map of the campground.
Dane County Parks was one of the first park systems in the nation to develop off-leash dog exercise areas. The dog exercise facility at Token Creek is over forty acres and also has a separate fenced off area for small dogs and puppies. Dog permits are required in all Dane County Parks.
Nature walks and hiking are consistently some of the most popular outdoor recreation uses of county park lands. Token Creek offers an array of trails for walking, hiking as well as equestrian trails. The trails wind through the park’s restored prairies.
Token Creek underwent a multi-million dollar restoration project in order to recreate a natural trout stream. Only miles from the capital, Token Creek links up to the Yahara lakes chain near Cherokee marsh. It is the perfect place to fish, canoe, kayak and much more. There is also a fishing platform at the entrance of the park where the creek widens and splits in two. The resulting island is accessible by foot and is a hot spot for fishermen and picnickers alike.