Launch your watercraft!
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. Additionally, ATVs may access frozen lakes using these launch sites with a Lake Access Permit.
2017 Closure Notices:
- 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.
- Olin Park boat launch will be closed Thursday, August 3 (4am to 4pm) and Saturday, August 5 (4am to 12pm).
*A Lake Access Permit is required year-round at Law, Marshall, Olbrich, Olin, Spring Harbor, Tenney, and Warner parks.
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Wingra Park and Boat Livery - Boat Launch
Lake Access Permit Required: No
Notes: No trailer parking available.