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Lake Mendota, Madison

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Lake Mendota is located in Madison. Plan to visit Lake Mendota during your Madison vacation using our convenient Madison trip planner .
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  • We spent a morning at James Madison Park which is right on the lake. There were picnic tables and benches. There was not much shade but it was still cool out. Located close to downtown.  more »
  • Grab a beer and sit by the lake on a summers day. Lots of water activities on the Lake as well. Highly recommend.  more »
  • We have boated on this lake dozens of times and we hear it's great fishing as well. We please boat with family and friends and it's an incredible way to spend a summer day.  more »

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The university and state politics draw a constant stream of visitors to Madison, so you'll find a wide range of accommodations in the city. Numerous hotels circle the campus, and some of these overlook Lake Mendota. Moving onto the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, you'll find a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, most of which offer panoramic views of the water. Areas south of Lake Monona feature national chain hotels and motels. These sit farther away from the action around campus and the State Capitol Building, but they can also offer water views and quiet settings near some of Madison's many parks.
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