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  • Drinking Water
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
(608) 266-4821
Madison Parks
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Vilas Beach

Lake Wingra

Address: 1339 Vilas Park Drive, Madison
Directions: Adjacent to the zoo
Description: Large and very popular beach on Lake Wingra. Located next to Zoo. Parking, concessions, restrooms available. At this beach, large numbers of waterfowl may create conditions that are harmful to your health and could result in temporarily closing the beach.
Water Quality Monitoring: PHMDC
Safety Information
Lifeguard Lifeguard
Yes Yes 06/09/2017 - 09/04/2017
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Message from PHMDC

Public Health Madison - Dane County tested bacteria levels at the beaches on July 25, 2017. The results were acceptable. The shallow, near-shore water temperature was 75°F. Algae levels vary over time depending on waves and wind. Use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that you may observe. Do not let children or pets play in areas where blue-green algae blooms are evident.