McDaniel Park Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 6/15/21. The results were acceptable. The shallow near-shore temperature was 76°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 Waubesa

4806 McDaniel Lane
McFarland, WI


Located on the western side of McFarland and the edge of Lake Waubesa


Pea gravel beach on northeast end of Lake Waubesa. Parking and restrooms available. No Lifeguards. Waterfowl may create conditions harmful to your health and could result in temporary beach closing.

Water Quality Monitoring:


Safety Information

For safety and amenity information, please contact the park office at (608) 838-3153.