Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park - Stoughton, WI

Kegonsa means "lake of many fishes" in the Ho-Chunk language and indeed it is one of southern Wisconsin's most productive fishing holes. The White Oak Nature Trail's peculiar earthen structures are of mysterious origin.

The woodlands, prairies and wetlands attract campers, hikers and skiers. Four miles of earthen path explore white oak woodlands, prairie restoration tract, and pine forests. One of the most visited trails is the White Oak Nature Trail, which leads to ancient effigies. Good populations of walleye, pike, muskie, and pan fish exist.

Selecting one of the 80 beautiful campsites nestled among the oaks can be a difficult task. After setting up camp, visitors can hike a trail, enjoy the beach, launch their boat, or have a picnic in the park. All sites are fully or partially wooded. Lake Kegonsa itself covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep.

Lake Kegonsa offers swimming, fishing, skating, water-skiing, sailing, a beach, pet swim area, a boat launch, two playgrounds and motor boating. Over 5 miles of trail is groomed for winter cross-country skiing. The lake covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep. Park visitors enjoy the lake's excellent fishing. The park consists of forest, prairie, and wetlands. Visitors enjoy the lake's excellent fishing.The park contains approximately five miles hiking trails. Nearby attractions include the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, and historic Stoughton.

Kegonsa is a great fishing lake. Fishing opportunities are excellent on Lake Kegonsa, and fishing from a boat is preferred. People consider Lake Kegonsa to be the jewel of the 4 Madison lakes. The two biggest reasons are it’s water quality and the small amount of boat traffic. Visitors may borrow horseshoes, volleyballs, and children's fishing poles. Lake Kegonsa is midway between Stoughton and Village of McFarland. You can hike approximately 3 miles in the beautiful lakeside park, winding up deep in a mystical pine forest.

Lake Kegonsa State Park Map

Camping and Campground Reservation At Lake Kegonsa State Park

Friends of Lake Kegonsa

Lake Kegonsa State Park in the City of Stoughton - Dane County (Southwest WI).


Lake Kegonsa State Park
2405 Door Creek Road
Stoughton, WI 53589
United States
(608) 873-9695
888-947-2527 (Toll Free)

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