Dane County Parks

Dane County Park Within The Town of Middleton:

Black Earth Wildlife Area - Sunnyside Unit (292 acres)

Dane County acquired the 292-acre former Sunnyside Seed Farm property in the Town of Middleton in 2004 and 2005.  The property is now known as the Black Earth Creek Wildlife Area-Sunnyside Unit.  Dane County adopted a Master Plan for the wildlife area in February 2011 that designated it as a "wildlife area," open to all types of public hunting and trapping, as well as fishing, hiking, and cross-country skiing.  The Master Plan notes that special hunting provisions and a "no-shooting buffer" will be posted on parking lot kiosks.

    ~ A small gravel parking lot/access point has been installed on the north side of U.S. Highway 14 in the southeastern part of the park.  

    ~ The Master Plan is currently being implemented by Dane County and the Dane County Parks Department. 




Dane County Park: Black Earth Wildlife Area - Sunnyside Unit (292 acres) U.S. Highway 14 Middleton WI
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