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This spot used to be called "The Portage," because a paddler could with relative ease drag a canoe across to the other side to avoid paddling around the tip of the point. Today, it is familiarly referred to as "The Narrows," for obvious reasons.
If you look offshore to the south, you'll see the mooring buoy for the Limnology Lab's research vessel, the Limnos.
Please note: The university does not provide lifeguards at Preserve beach areas and water quality is not monitored. Swim at your own risk.
Public Health Madison and Dane County can tell you if Spring Harbor or Memorial Union beaches are open and safe for swimming. Visit their web site at http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental/water/beaches/
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