Preserve Hours

OPEN 4 AM - 10 PM daily

Parking lots are also open from 4 AM - 10 PM. Vehicles parked beyond this time may be ticketed.

Welcome to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve!

One of the most important purposes of this website is to help you broaden and deepen your knowledge of the Preserve, so take some time to wander around this website and you'll discover plenty of new places in which to wander in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve!

A sign provides directions to the Memorial Union and Picnic Point.

Things to Do


Photo by Jeff Miller, UW-Madison, University Communications.