University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

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.

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.

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)

Preserve Ortho Photo (2006 Master Plan)

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

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 Vegetation Map (2006 Master Plan)

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

Cultural Resources Map (2006 Master Plan)
A map of major archaeological, architectural, and cultural landscape resources in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. (Ken Saiki Design)
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)

Dane County Glacial Geology Map

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

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)

Experimental Farm and College Grounds Map 1870-1874

 

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

 

Washburn Observatory and Surrounding Grounds Map 1880

 

Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association Plat Map 1892

 

Frautschi Point Site Building Map

 

Pharmaceutical Gardens Plat Map

 

Big Woods Olin Plat Map 1900-1909

 

Picnic Point Plat Map

 

University Farms Map 1934

 

Humorous Bird’s Eye View of Campus Map 1937

 

See the Image Gallery for:

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