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Amenities

  • Drinking Water
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Contacts
PHMDC
(608) 266-4821
Madison Parks
(608) 266-4711

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
Swim
Ropes
Lifeguard Lifeguard
Schedule
NOTICE: Lifeguard is off duty today due to off season
Yes Yes  (not on duty today) 06/09/2017 - 09/04/2017
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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.