Frost Woods Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 6/14/21. The results were acceptable. The shallow near-shore temperature was 75 F. Even though the results were acceptable at the time of monitoring, algae levels can change quickly depending on waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.


Lake Monona

5800 block of Winnequah Road
Monona, WI


Lake Monona’s Squaw Bay


The entrance is in the 5800 block of Winnequah Road and there’s a small parking lot on site. It’s a heavily wooded park with a small, sandy beach, good for picnicking and swimming. There is no lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

Water Quality Monitoring:


Safety Information

For safety and amenity information, please contact the park office at (608) 222-4167.

Image: Frost Woods - beach is open