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Lakeshore Nature Preserve & Picnic Point

View Website Favorite (2) 2004 University Bay Dr - Madison, WI 53705
Information: 608-265-9275

Preserve hours: 4am-10pm daily. Parking lots are open 4am-10pm.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve permanently protects the undeveloped lands along the shore of Lake Mendota where members of the campus community have long experienced the intellectual and aesthetic benefits of interacting with the natural world.

Picnic Point, a nearly mile-long peninsula along Lake Mendota’s south shore, is among Madison’s most distinctive features and is probably the most popular destination in the Preserve. Each year thousands of students and Madisonians visit the Point for outings. In a hectic world of university life or city living, it’s nice to know that this natural area is just a short distance from where you live.

Nearby Places

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Walking Tour: Wisconsin's Women's History 6/09/2020 Madison - 2.21 miles away
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VIRTUAL - Art Fair on the Square 7/11/2020 - 7/12/2020 Madison - 2.33 miles away
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CANCELED - Dane County Fair 7/16/2020 - 7/19/2020 Madison - 3.53 miles away
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CANCELED - Ride for Opportunity 7/11/2020 Verona - 7.84 miles away
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CANCELED - Depth Charge 7/11/2020 Verona - 8.9 miles away
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VIRTUAL - AIDS Ride Wisconsin 7/17/2020 - 7/31/2020 DeForest - 9.37 miles away
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CANCELED - Bastille Day Lakefest 7/11/2020 Belleville - 16.38 miles away
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CANCELED - Concerts in the Park 6/05/2020 Cambridge - 21.57 miles away