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Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area

DNR Cadiz Springs Website

N2241 Cadiz Springs Road

Browntown, WI 53522

  • Email the State Department of Natural Resources:  Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area
  • DNR Phone Number: tel:+1-608-523-4427


Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area is about 1 mile east of Browntown and 8 miles west of Monroe on State Highway 11.


Cadiz Springs is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Management and Planning

For more information about planning for this property, see: Property Master Plans.

Admission Stickers

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers a variety of admission fees for those wishing to visit a Wisconsin State Recreation Area . Fees vary depending on the type of activity, and range from daily entrance fees to annual passes. Daily entrance fees for Wisconsin Residents at Cadiz Springs are generally $8 per vehicle, and annual passes are $28 per vehicle. Annual passes can be purchased online or at any state park or forest office. All fees collected are used to help support the state parks and forests. For additional information about state park fees, please go to:

Park History / Improvement Timeline

Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area is located in southwestern Wisconsin and is part of the Wisconsin State Park System. The park was established in 1945 and is one of the oldest state parks in Wisconsin. The area was originally a farm owned by the Cadiz family, and it was later purchased by the Wisconsin Conservation Commission in 1945 to create the park. 

Visitor Tips

Welcome to Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your visit::

  • Pack for the weather: Make sure to bring clothing and gear that is appropriate for the weather conditions. Be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and precipitation.
  • Respect wildlife: Please do not feed or approach any of the wildlife. You should also be aware of your surroundings and the potential for encounters with wildlife.
  • Stay on trails: To protect the natural environment, please stay on designated trails and paths.
  • Leave no trace: Please take all of your belongings with you when you leave, and do not leave any trash or debris behind.
  • Know the rules: Be sure to familiarize yourself with the park’s rules and regulations before you visit. We hope you enjoy your stay at Cadiz Springs!


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