About the Friends

The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area supports the Capital Springs Recreation Area, a 2,500 acre centennial park located on the urban edge of the City of Madison.



  • National Trails Day at Capital Springs: June 4, 11am – 2pm
  • Dane County Healthy Parks Tours – Capital Springs Walks: August 20, 10 am & noon
    • Jenni and Kyle Preserve Tour
    • Capital Springs State Park Unit Tour
  • Healthy Parks Tour – Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment Event: September 7
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zorba Paster at Lussier Family Heritage Center
  • Capital Springs Magic Bus Tour: September 10, 8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Harvest Moon Festival: October 7, 2016
  • Winter Fun Day: February 5, 2017, 11 am – 2 pm
  •  CSRA Volunteer Work Days:  contact Dan Kerkman for details

Our mission is to assist Dane County, DNR and other partners in the implementation of the Capital Springs Master Plan and to connect visitors to the Park’s natural resources through educational, recreational, archeological and scientific opportunities.

Capital Springs Recreation Area, just south of Madison, Wisconsin, stretches from Fish Hatchery Road east to Lake Waubesa, encompassing the Capital City State Trail, Lake Farm County Park and Campground, Lewis Nine Springs E-Way, Nine Springs Creek and Lussier Family Heritage Center.


Friends of Capital Springs
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711

We organize educational and recreational events throughout the year – please contact capsprings@gmail.com to join our newsletter mailing list.





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Your donation of any amount helps us with general operating costs and in support of our annual Harvest Moon Festival. Use PayPal the Paypal button below for a secure donation.