Cherokee Marsh - North Unit
|Address:||6098 N. Sherman Ave.|
|Hours:||4:00am - dusk|
|Shoreline On:||Yahara River|
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
Park HighlightsBird & 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 and horses are not allowed.
Fires and picnics are prohibited.
No firearms or weapons are permitted in the restrooms or shelters. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.
Glass is not allowed.
Hunting & Trapping
Hunting and trapping are prohibited.
Conservation park hours are 4am until one hour after sunset.
All plants and animals are protected. Disturbance or removal requires written permission.
Stay on and use designated trails only.
Trash & Recycling
Place trash in container provided. Please take recyclable material home for proper disposal.