Lake Access Permits for May 1 Fishing Opener

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 9:04am

Fishing season officially opens on Saturday, May 1. Make sure you have all of the gear you need for a great first day - new fishing pole, lures, worms, net - and a Lake Access permit. A Lake Access Permit is required for all designated launch sites in the City of Madison, City of Monona, and Dane County Parks. You can buy your daily or annual lake access permit at the launch site, at the Madison Parks Office at 210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite 104 or on-line ( Tax included in price.

Annual Dane County Resident, $ 30
Annual Non-Resident, $ 40
Dane County Senior (age 65 & up), $ 15
Non-Resident Senior (age 65 & up), $ 22
Disabled Person, $ 15
Duplicate/Replacement Permit, $ 12
Daily Permit, $ 8

Permits are required year-round. Please note that the 2010 permit will be valid until March 31, 2011.

Parking at launch sites:
Parking on the grass is prohibited at ALL of the Madison Parks, including all boat launch sites (ordinance 8.16). When the launch parking lot is full, you must find an alternative launch site. Parking in the long stalls is for vehicles with trailers only. (Ordinance 8.21) Parking in the short stalls is for single vehicles only. (Ordinance 8.21)


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