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Walk: Walking Iron Wildllife Area

  • September 01, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Dane County parking lot at 10712 Amenda Rd Mazomanie, WI 53560
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  • The member may register a guest.

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Walking Iron Wildlife Area

Free to PLATO Members and Guests

Registration Will Open August 17th

Introducing Dennis Connor, Guide

Dennis Connor is the Land Manager for a number of County Parks and Wildlife Areas including Indian Lake County Park. 

The Walk

The 1255-acre Walking Iron Wildlife Area is a public hunting area located north of Walking Iron County Park and the Village of Mazomanie and south of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. Walking Iron Wildlife Area offers multiple trails through 898 acres of land  hosting waterfowl, deer and turkey.  Lands east of CTH Y are being restored to prairie.   Lands south of Amenda Road are being restored to oak savanna and offer excellent opportunities for deer and turkey viewing.  Cone with us to see a large riverine area before it has implemented the conservation plans.

This will be a two and 1/2 mile walk along several trails through mostly flat  with some rolling terrain at a  moderate pace with stops for information.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We will follow Dane County COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time of the walk.  By registering for this event, you:

  • Agree to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.  Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks unless they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • Acknowledge that going on the walk is voluntary and a personal decision. PLATO recommends full compliance with safety standards: masks, social distancing, and handwashing. We are not responsible for enforcing public health orders. 


Our leaders will have directional microphones to assist in delivering the message clearly as possible.  The microphones have added greatly to the quality of the conversations as we walk and make informational stops along the way.

Length, Difficulty & Pace of Walk

A two to three mile walk along wide trails recently mowed through mostly flat terrain at a  moderate pace with informational stops.  The walk will take about 2.5 hours,

On a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is very  steep, the trails are rated 1.0.  

Handicap Accessibility?

The trails are not handicap accessible.  Please call Mike at 608 257-9164 to further evaluate the trails.

Driving and Parking Information

Starting from Madison, take Campus Dr. and University Ave to US-14 West in Middleton.  Continue on US-14W until reaching Mazomanie

Look for the Dane County Parks sign on the right side of the road.  We will be using parking area located at

10712 Amenda Rd
Mazomanie, WI 53560

To find how to get to10712 Amenda Rd from your location, click on Google Maps and enter your beginning location.

Portable Toilet

There are no bathroom facilities on the walk.

General Guidance

PLATO has the right to cancel any event if it is apparent that the activity itself does not comply with the current guidelines.  PLATO can also cancel any activity if there is an increase in COVID cases (or hospitalizations or deaths), which would increase an infection risk for the participants.

Questions?  Contact trip leader Mike Dilorio at mdiiorio1234@gmail.com

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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