Governor Nelson State Park

A beautiful year round day-use State Park located on Lake Mendota where recreation and nature mingle within sight of the State Capitol. Effigy mounds can be seen on the Woodland Trail. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches (No lifeguard on beach), bird watching, or ease into country solitude. Winter activities include cross country ski trails, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Call park for pet rules or for shelter reservations. 4 stall boat landing.

Directions

5 mi. E of Middleton on County HWY M.

Features

  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Boating Services Available

Trail Length (miles)

  • 8

Fish Type

  • Blue Gill
  • Catfish
  • Coho Salmon
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Musky
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye

Fishing style

  • Ice

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded

Toilets

  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Beaches
  • Parks, Forests, Trails

Beach

  • Yes