FRIENDS OF CAPITAL SPRINGS RECREATION AREA
What is the Capital Springs Recreation Area?
Just south of Madison and extending from Fish Hatchery Road to the western shore of Lake Waubesa, the 2,500-acre Capital Springs Recreation Area is home to a variety of quality natural landscapes, such as oak savanna, prairie, mixed woodland, wetlands and contiguous cattail marsh.
Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the City of Monona, and other local communities are responsible for different units within the Capital Springs Recreation Area. Units include:
- Capital City State Trail,
- Lower Yahara River Trail,
- Lake Farm County Park and Campground,
- Lake Farms Archaeological District,
- Lewis Nine Springs E-Way,
- MMSD Wildlife Observation Area,
- Jenni and Kyle Preserve,
- Capital Springs Centennial State Park,
- Nevin Springs Fish Hatchery, and
- Lussier Family Heritage Center.
The Friends assist Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other key partners in the implementation of the CapitalSprings Master Plan. We connect visitors to the Park’s diverse natural resources through educational, recreational, archeological, and scientific opportunities. To learn about our events throughout the year, please join our mailing list (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our website’s events page for upcoming opportunities.
Support the Friends of Capital Springs Today
Your donation of any amount helps us with general operating costs and in support of our annual Harvest Moon Festival. For your convenience, use the PayPal button below for a secure donation. Thank you!
Friends of Capital Springs
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711