James Madison Beach closed

Regular beach season has ended. People may swim at their own risk. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) may be present and their levels can change depending on the waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.


Lake Mendota

614 E. Gorham Street
Madison, WI


James Madison Park. See map below.


Park/beach located downtown on Lake Mendota. On street parking. Restrooms available.

Water Quality Monitoring:



  • Drinking Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Volleyball

Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No
Image: James Madison - beach is closed