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Cross Plains

State Park


Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. year-round.


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A vehicle admission sticker is not required at Cross Plains.


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Cross Plains State Park is located just west of Madison near the village of Cross Plains. This area contains an outstanding collection of glacial landforms, a gorge carved by meltwater and expansive views of both driftless and glaciated terrain. The state park is part of the larger Ice Age Complex, a partnership project of public lands cooperatively managed by the Wisconsin DNR, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department and the nonprofit Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA).