Vilas Beach closed

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 8/15/19. The beach is closed for swimming due to elevated levels of bacteria. The beach will reopen when bacteria levels decline.


Lake Wingra

1339 Vilas Park Drive
Madison, WI


Adjacent to the zoo


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:



  • Drinking Water
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms

Safety Information

NOTICE: Lifeguard is off duty today due to beach closure

Image: Vilas - beach is closed