Lake Kegonsa State Park
Open: Open from May 1 through October 31.
Number of Sites: 80
Number of Sites with Electric: 25
Lake Kegonsa State Park, south of Wisconsin's state capital, Madison, offers a natural, peaceful atmosphere beside a glacier-hewed lake.
Selecting one of the 80 beautiful campsites nestled among the oaks can be a difficult task. After setting up camp, visitors can hike a trail, enjoy the beach, launch their boat, or have a picnic in the park.
Lake Kegonsa offers swimming, fishing, water-skiing, sailing, and motor boating. The lake covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep. Park visitors enjoy the lake's excellent fishing.
The 342-acre park of oak woods, prairie and wetland marsh was established in 1962 and officially opened on August 12, 1966. Today, Lake Kegonsa State Park eagerly awaits its visitors, ready to give them a quality recreational experience.
* 5.1 miles of hiking trails (0.6 miles of designated hiking trails when ski trails are open)
* 5.5 miles of cross-country ski trails
* There are no bicycle trails in the park, but bicycles are welcome on the paved park roads.
* .75 mile of lake shore
* Wetland boardwalk
The family and group campgrounds are open from May 1 through October 31. Campers must register before setting up camp. Site rental is from 3 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The campground has 80 sites, of which 68 are reservable and 25 have electrical hookups. Sites 1-9 are partially wooded. The rest of the sites are heavily wooded. Sites will accommodate tents, pop-ups, trailers and recreational vehicles (RVs). Only one wheeled camping unit is allowed per site. There are two electric campsites in the park for campers with disabilities.
Drinking water is available at several locations throughout the campground. Flush toilets and showers are at the entrance to the campground and may be closed in early May and late October, depending on weather conditions. Three pit toilets are located throughout the campground.
The group camp has three sites which can accommodate as many as 20 campers per site. A pit toilet and water fountain are in the camp. Group Site B has a picnic shelter on the site. A common area with a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit as well as a ball field are located nearby. Parking is limited to six cars at each site, but an overflow parking area is available near the beach. The group campsites are for tents only; no RVs, trailers, or pop-ups are allowed.
A concessionaire sells firewood on all weekends during the camping season and daily during the Memorial Day to Labor Day season. Hours are posted at the office, at the wood shed, and on the campground bulletin board.
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