Cherokee Marsh - North Unit

Cherokee Marsh - North Unit
Address: 6098 N. Sherman Ave.
Hours: 4:00am - dusk
Park Type: Conservation
Acres: 916.03
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Shoreline On: Yahara River

Park Details

Strategically located at the head of Madison's lakes, Cherokee Marsh acts as a living sponge.  It filters upland runoff, using excess fertilizer to grow marsh plants, and slowly releasing cleaner water to the lakes below.  Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetlands in Dane County.  It is used by thousands of students each year for environmental education. 

The North Unit has 2.6 miles of trails along with a boardwalk and two observation decks.

 

Cherokee Marsh - North Unit At a Glance

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Park Highlights

Bird & Nature Outing: Explore this park with a FREE, guided nature walk offered monthly.

Also visit Friends of Cherokee Marsh for more events and volunteer projects.

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Conservation Park Rules

Conservation Parks are uniquely managed to further protect native species and wildlife. The following rules apply to all conservation designated parks.

  • Bicycles & Motor Vehicles

    Bicycles and motor vehicles are restricted to entrance roads and parking lots.

  • Dogs

    Dogs and horses are not allowed.

  • Fire

    Fires and picnics are prohibited.

  • Firearms

    No firearms or weapons are permitted in the restrooms or shelters. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.

  • Glass

    Glass is not allowed.

  • Hunting & Trapping

    Hunting and trapping are prohibited.

  • Open Hours

    Conservation park hours are 4am until one hour after sunset.

  • Plants

    All plants and animals are protected. Disturbance or removal requires written permission.

  • Trails

    Stay on and use designated trails only.

  • Trash & Recycling

    Place trash in container provided. Please take recyclable material home for proper disposal.