Bernies Beach open

Public Health Madison & Dane County tested bacteria levels and checked for algae blooms on 8/8/2022. The results were acceptable. The shallow near-shore temperature was 78°F. Even though the results were acceptable at the time of monitoring, algae levels can change quickly depending on waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.


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

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No
Image: Bernies - beach is open