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Fire circle reservations
To make reservations contact Campus Event Services/Wisconsin Union
(Online scheduling is ONLY for UW Departments and Registered Student Organizations.) Web http://www.union.wisc.edu/eventservices-services.htm
Phone (608) 262-2511
Hours Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm
You will receive an email with confirmation of the date, time, and site number to print out. Note: It can take up to 24 hours to receive confirmation. Your reservation will not be posted at the fire circle itself. Since reservations are not required, the site may be in use when you arrive. You may politely ask that party to leave and show them a print out of your confirmed reservation.
Alcohol is ONLY allowed for university sponsored events with an approved permit. See Alcohol Beverage Service Permit.
Fire circles are numbered 1 through 6 from the base of Picnic Point to the tip. The distance from the entrance to Picnic Point to fire circle #6 is approximately 0.75 miles (1.2 km); it’s about a 15 minute walk.
Fire circle #1 (photo):
Fire circle #2 (photo):
Fire circle #3 (photo):
Fire circle #4 (photo):
Fire circle #5 (photo):
Fire circle #6 (photo):
Ice safety information
Is it safe to go out on the frozen lake? The Dane County Sheriff Department
Please note: The university does not provide lifeguards at Preserve beach areas and water quality is not monitored. Swim at your own risk.
Visit the Public Health Madison and Dane County website to find out if the Spring Harbor and/or Memorial Union beaches are open and safe for swimming.