Maps of the Preserve

Interactive Map

Explore the entire Lakeshore Nature Preserve online before your visit! What is an interactive map? An interactive map responds to clicking and rolling your mouse to show more information; use check boxes to turn on details.

sample interactive map page 

Trail Map

A map of paths, trails, and roads in and near the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, indicating which are open to bicycles and which are not.

trail map

Audio Trail Map

A map showing locations of audio trail signs in the Preserve to prompt you to listen to Preserve stories on your cell phone.

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Preserve Boundaries Map (2006 Master Plan)

An aerial photograph of the UW-Madison campus and environs with the Lakeshore Nature Preserve highlighted. (Ken Saiki Design)

boundaries

Preserve Ortho Photo (2006 Master Plan)

A high-resolution aerial photograph of the western portions of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Preserve orthophoto

Existing Use Map (2006 Master Plan)

A map of major zones of activity in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, including trails and major transportation routes. (Ken Saiki Design)

Existing use map

Existing Vegetation Map (2006 Master Plan)

A map of existing zones of vegetation, from prairie and marsh to forest to working landscape. (Ken Saiki Design)

Existing vegetation map

Cultural Resources Map (2006 Master Plan)

A map of major archaeological, architectural, and cultural landscape resources in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. (Ken Saiki Design)

Cultural Resources map

Preserve Watersheds Map (2006 Master Plan)

A map of the chief drainages and watersheds of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, with areas of special concern indicated. (Ken Saiki Design)

Watershed map

Dane County Glacial Geology Map

A map showing glacial deposits and glacial limits in Dane County (www.nationalatlas.gov).

Dane County Glacial Geology map

Willow Creek Watershed Map

An aerial photo of the near west side of Madison with the Willow Creek watershed (which drains into University Bay) highlighted. (Cassandra Garcia)

Preserve watershed map

Experimental Farm and College Grounds Map 1870-1874

Experimental Farm and College Grounds Map 1870-1874

Experimental Farm and College Grounds Map 1870-1874 with 1894 notations

Experimental Farms and College Grounds Map with 1894 notations

Washburn Observatory and Surrounding Grounds Map 1880

Washburn Observatory and surrounding grounds map 1880

Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association Plat Map 1892

Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association Plat Map 1892

Frautschi Point Site Building Map

Frautschi Point site building map 

Pharmaceutical Gardens Plat Map

Pharmaceutical Garden Plat Map

Big Woods Olin Plat Map 1900-1909

Big Woods Olin Plat Map 1900-1909 

Picnic Point Plat Map

Picnic Point Plat Map 

University Farms Map 1934

University Farms Map 1934

Humorous Bird's Eye View of Campus Map 1937

Detail from Newberry Humorous Map of UW

See the Image Gallery for: 

  • Historic aerial photos of the Preserve
  • Contemporary aerial photos of the Preserve