Festge Park and Salmo Pond

4894 Scherbel Road
Cross Plains WI 53528
Town of Berry


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Festge County Park was established in 1963 after Otto and Evelyn Festge generously donated the original acreage for this park. It is located in the Driftless Area (unglaciated) of Dane County and offers a scenic view 100 feet above the Black Earth Creek Valley in the Town of Berry -- 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. Other features include two shelter facilities, softball field, play equipment and shaded areas for family picnics. A natural history marker explains the area’s glacial geology. Future plans for Festge County Park include development as a trail link into the Ice Age National Scenic Trail system. The park entrance is located on Scherbel Road, one and one-half miles west of the Village of Cross Plains and north of USH 14.  Nearby Salmo Pond is adjacent to Black Earth Creek south of USH 14, and offers shoreline fishing, an accessible fishing pier and picnic areas.


Salmo Park Address

4809 Scherbel Rd
Cross Plains WI 53528
Town of Berry


Picnic Area 4809 Scherbel Road
Shelters 4894 Scherbel Road


View the Details of this SiteShelter # 1Yes8Softball field, play equipment and horseshoe pit

Shelter 1 measures 22 feet by 34 feet and has a capacity of 150 people with the shelter and grounds around it.  There are two electrical outlets there, a grill and eight tables. Music and tents are allowed.  For recreation, there is play equipment and horseshoe pit as well as a softball field across the street on Scherbel Road.  

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View the Details of this SiteShelter # 2Yes8Play equipment, horseshoe pit, recreation field

Shelter 2 is 24' by 34' and has a capacity of 100 people with the shelter and grounds around it. there is one outlet and eight picnic tables.  Music is allowed, but NO tents. There is an overlook that offers a view of the Black Earth Creek Valley.  (The overlook is non-reservable).  There is play equipment that is shared with shelter one, a horseshoe pit and grill at the shelter.

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