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Memorial Union (Pier) Beach

Lake Mendota

Address: 800 Langdon Street, Madison
Directions: Just off Memorial Union Terrace
Description: The swimming pier is located just off of the Memorial Union Terrace. The swimming area is at the end of the pier; there is virtually no beach area.
Water Quality Monitoring: PHMDC
For safety and amenity information, please contact the park office at (608) 262-5865.

Message from PHMDC

Regular beach season has ended. People may swim at their own risk. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) may still be present and their levels can be variable depending on the waves and wind. Beachgoers should use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that they may observe.