Dorothy Carnes Park & Rose Lake State Natural Area


  • Free Admission
    • Yes
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
    • Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Hilly
    • Wooded
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
    • Scenic Vistas
    • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Shelter
    • Yes

Dorothy Carnes Park & Rose Lake State Natural Area

N3220 Radloff Lane - Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Information: 920-674-7260
Open until dusk
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Dorothy Carnes Park is a nature-based, 514 acre conservation park. You will find 198 acres of prairie, 108 acres of Oak Savanah, 76 acres of  agricultural land and 90 acres of wetland. The park surrounds Rose Lake marsh, one of the most diverse bird areas in the county. 480 of the 514 acres is also designated as the Rose Lake State Natural Area, due to its outstanding examples of native natural communities, significant geological formations and archaeological sites.

The park is used for hiking and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, nature study, bird watching, picnicking, and dog walking.