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Recreation

Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains

Fishing

Fishing is available in Shoveler's Sink, part of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land. Anglers ages 16 and over must have a Wisconsin fishing license.

Hiking

All federal, state and county lands are open to the public for hiking and walking year-round. There are some hiking trails on the DNR land north of Old Sauk Pass Road and on the National Park Service land. Pets must be on a leash 8-feet or shorter at all times.

Eventually, a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will be constructed at the complex.

Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the DNR land south and west of Old Sauk Pass Road during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Hunting and trapping are allowed on Dane County land and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land. Hunting is not allowed on the DNR land north of Old Sauk Pass Road or on National Park Service land.

Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Winter activities

Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and hiking are available in winter.