James Madison Beach

James Madison Beach
Address: 614 E. Gorham St.
Park: James Madison Park
Public Health Testing: OK
Shoreline On: Lake Mendota
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

Beach Details

Downtown beach, popular with students.

Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: Yes (not on duty today)
  • Lifeguard Schedule: 06/10/2016 - 09/05/2016, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • NOTICE: Lifeguard services closed due to end of season.
Public Health Madison & Dane County

Public Health Madison - Dane County tested bacteria levels at the beaches on May 24, 2016. The results were acceptable. The shallow, near-shore water temperature was 64°F. Algae levels vary over time depending on waves and wind. Use common sense and avoid contact with algal blooms that you may observe. Do not let children or pets play in areas where blue-green algae blooms are evident.

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