Beaches

The City of Monona has two public beaches with access to beautiful Lake Monona. Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty.

Water quality conditions are monitored in-season by Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions and may list a beach as CLOSED.  

 Before swimming, always take an overall look at water conditions. Conditions can change quickly, and testing results may not always reflect real-time water quality. A few things to be aware of:
  • Swimming is not advisable after a heavy rainfall because bacteria levels in the water may be high.
  • Avoid contact with blue-green algae blooms which appear blue-green, green, reddish-purple, or brown, and cause the water to be murky.

Schluter Beach (5/31/18)
Public Health Testing:  Acceptable      
Address: 4500 Winnequah Rd
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: PicnicTables, Playground, Gazebo, Lake Access  
Swim Ropes: No
Lifeguard: No


Frostwoods Beach (5/31/18)
Public Health Testing:  Acceptable
Address: 5800 Winnequah Rd Restroom: No
Drinking Water: No
Parking: Small Parking Lot
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Lake Access
Swim Ropes: No
Lifeguard: No