University of Wisconsin–Madison

Welcome to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Preserve Hours

OPEN 4 AM – 10 PM daily
Parking lots are open from 4 AM – 10 PM. Vehicles parked beyond this time may be ticketed.

A sign providing directions to the Memorial Union and Picnic Point is pictured along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring on May 10, 2011.
Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison.

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!

Things to Do