Cherokee Marsh (South Unit)

Cherokee Marsh is an extensive peat deposit along the Yahara River and Token Creek, north of Lake Mendota in Dane County, Wisconsin. Covering over five square miles, Cherokee marsh is the largest wetland in Dane County and the major wetland in Lake Mendota’s watershed.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 3

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Groomed
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Wildlife refuges & reserves