Bernies Beach closed

Our beach monitoring will begin again on Memorial Day 2019. Always take an overall look at water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algal blooms. Swim at your own risk.


Lake Monona

901 Gilson Street
Madison, WI


On Monona Bay, near Franklin Elementary School


Small neighborhood beach on Monona Bay. On street parking. Great views of downtown. Restrooms available. Aquatic weeds are occasionally present, but not harmful to your health.

Water Quality Monitoring:



  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms

Safety Information

NOTICE: Lifeguard is off duty today due to off season

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