Lakeshore Nature Preserve & Picnic Point

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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
Make Music Madison 6/21/2019 Madison - 2.36 miles away
2
Strawberry Fest at the Fitchburg Farmer's Market 6/20/2019 Fitchburg - 5.35 miles away
3
Kayak Outing & After Party 6/19/2019 Monona - 5.7 miles away
4
Oregon Summer Fest 6/20/2019 - 6/23/2019 Oregon - 11.03 miles away
5
Cave After Dark 6/22/2019 Blue Mounds - 20.03 miles away
6
Summer Solstice Festival 6/22/2019 Sauk City - 20.33 miles away
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Cheesy Weekend Trail - Southwest Wisconsin Wine Trail 6/22/2019 - 6/23/2019 New Glarus - 21.21 miles away
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Concerts in the Park 6/07/2019 Cambridge - 21.57 miles away