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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

1
Ocean Vuong: Book Reading and Q&A 4/22/2021 Madison - 1.56 miles away
2
Wisconsin Sound: Pro Arte Quartet (Virtual) 5/02/2021 Madison - 1.56 miles away
3
Historic Preservation Month & Archaelogy Month 5/01/2021 - 5/31/2021 Madison - 2.13 miles away
4
World's Largest Brat Fest - Build Your Own 2021 5/28/2021 - 5/31/2021 Madison - 3.52 miles away
5
EMPOWER the Mind Body Spirit Wellness Expo 4/24/2021 Madison - 4.39 miles away
6
Glorious Garden Festival 5/08/2021 Lodi - 16.9 miles away
7
The Clay Collective Spring Pottery Tour 5/01/2021 - 5/02/2021 Cambridge - 21.38 miles away
8
Cambridge Downtown Shop Hop 4/29/2021 Cambridge - 21.45 miles away