ACCESS ALERT: Due to the Shake the Lake event, there will be limited access to the Olin Boat Launch on Friday, June 19. There will be no access beginning Saturday, June 20 and continuing through Monday, June 29. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope you make plans to attend this great downtown event, Shake the Lake on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 5:00pm. City of Madison Parks maintains a number of sight-seeing and boat launch piers throughout the city's lakefront parks. The piers are put in during the springtime and taken out again in late fall. A Lake Access Permit is required for some launch sites and is available on an annual or daily basis.
Parking on the grass is prohibited at ALL of the Madison Parks, including all boat launch sites, Ordinance 8.16.
When the launch parking lot is full, you must find an alternative launch site. Vehicles that launch boats must purchase and display the proper Lake Access Permit.
Parking in the long stalls is for vehicles with trailers only. Parking in the short stalls is for single vehicles only, Ordinance 8.21.