Spring Harbor - Open and Construction Work Continues
As of Aug. 30, Spring Harbor Boat Launch construction work is substantially completed. Boaters may continue to see construction activity in and around the area. See Spring Harbor Boat Launch Project for more information. Also, closely related and anticipated at the same time, Engineering's Lake Mendota Drive will be under reconstruction.
Marshall - Temporary Closure September 6-10
Due to a permitted event, the Marshall Park boat launch will be closed to the public from 4am on Wednesday, September 6 through 6pm on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
ACCESSING THE LAKES
A daily or annual permit is required year-round at designated sites to launch a motorboat, sailboat, iceboat, canoe, kayak, or ATV (see locations below). Piers are available from spring through fall. Installation and removal are dependent on the weather and lake conditions.
LAKE ACCESS PERMIT (Ordinance 8.215): See Purchase Permit
- A daily or annual permit is required year-round to launch a motorboat, sailboat, iceboat, canoe, kayak, or ATV.
- Purchase permit ONLINE or by calling during regular office hours. Onsite kiosks are not available.
- The permit is valid for the issue year through March 31 of the following year.
- Permits for the following year may be purchased starting November 1 of the previous year.
- The permit should be displayed on the inside driver's side windshield.
- The permit is valid at designated launch sites throughout Dane County. MAP
DESIGNATED CITY OF MADISON LAUNCH LOCATIONS BY LAKE
- LAKE MONONA: Law, Olbrich, Olin
- LAKE MENDOTA: Marshall, Spring Harbor, Tenney, Warner
|Annual - Dane County Resident
|Annual - Non-Resident
|Annual - Dane County Senior (65+) & Disabled
|Annual - Non-Res Senior (65+) & Disabled
2023 permit is available Nov. 1 and is valid from the time of purchase through March 31, 2024.
2022 permit is valid through March 31, 2023.
TENNEY LOCKS NOTICE updated 04/06/2023
The Tenney Locks, managed by Dane County Land & Water, is anticipated to open on Thursday, April 27, 2023. See DCLW