Dane County Parks is replacing a fishing pier that washed out in August 2018 when Black Earth Creek flooded. The former fixed wooden platform is being replaced with a floating fishing pier and pathway improvements will improve access to the new pier. Salmo Pond and the adjacent Black Earth Creek are popular shore fishing destinations for trout with several accessible fishing platforms constructed at the park in 2013.
A parking lot reconstruction project with stormwater and restroom relocation is also being planned for future accessibility improvements at Salmo Pond.
Dane County Parks is partnering with the Foundation for Dane County Parks, Madison Fishing Expo, Wisconsin Fishing Expo, and Access Ability Wisconsin to develop system-wide improvements at county lake access sites. Improvements will create and enhance access to fishing and boating opportunities for all ages and abilities. For more information about the partnership project including additional project locations please visit the Accessible Fishing & Boating Improvements webpage.
Chris James, Senior Landscape Architect
Dane County Parks Division
5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718