Lake Kegonsa State Park, south of Wisconsin's state capital, Madison, offers a natural, peaceful atmosphere beside a glacier-hewed lake. 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. Lake Kegonsa offers swimming, fishing, water-skiing, sailing, and motor boating. The lake covers 3,209 acres and is more than 30 feet deep. Park visitors enjoy the lake's excellent fishing. The 342-acre park of oak woods, prairie and wetland marsh was established in 1962 and officially opened on August 12, 1966. Today, Lake Kegonsa State Park eagerly awaits its visitors, ready to give them a quality recreational experience.

A pair of short loops, one through forest and one through prairie. White Oak Nature Trail is wide two-track dirt trail that loops through the northern-most part of the park. Signs along the trail identify some Indian mounds, but they would be hard to find without the signs. Bugs are very bad on this loop in the summer. Prairie Trail is gravel and takes you around a nice, large tallgrass prairie. I prefer the Prairie Trail loop despite the fact that it would be very hot on a sunny day. Overall, a nice pair of loops.