Lake Kegonsa State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Kegonsa is one of the four lakes in the Yahara chain of lakes in Wisconsin. Two better-known lakes in this chain are Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, which adjoin the state capital, Madison. Lake Kegonsa contains 3,200 acres, and Lake Kegonsa State Park consists of 342 acres along the lake's northeastern shore. The Yahara chain of lakes was created only about 12,000-15,000 years ago by the glaciers that covered much of Wisconsin. The melting glaciers left rocks and debris behind and filled the lake with meltwater. Lake Kegonsa State Park contains marsh, prairie, and forest lands. Nearby cities include Madison, Fitchburg, and Stoughton.

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Spring 23-70 F
Summer 54-83 F
Fall 27-74 F
Winter 8-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Kegonsa State Park

Think about taking an RV when you visit Lake Kegonsa State Park. RV travel is a great way to visit state parks and other nearby attractions because you can extend your enjoyment of nature through the evening as you sit around the campfire and enjoy RV life with your family. It is easy to rent an RV through RVshare if you don't already have one.

Lake Kegonsa State Park Family Campground

The Lake Kegonsa State Park family campground is located inside the state park. It has 96 sites, 29 of which have electrical hookups. The sites are partially or fully wooded. All of them can accommodate RVs. The campground has flush toilets, showers, and a dumping station. Water is available. The beach and boat launch are less than 1 mile away.

Badgerland Campground

Badgerland Campground is located just outside of Stoughton, WI. Water and electrical hookups are available, and there are some pull-through sites. The campground has a spring-fed swimming pool, a stocked fishing pond, a playground, a basketball court, and an on-site bar. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash. Rates start at $49 per night.

Blackhawk Camping Resort

Blackhawk Camping Resort is located on Clear Lake outside of Milton, WI. Electrical and water hookups are available. The campground offers fishing, a swimming pool, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a playground, and a store. There are also walking paths, kayak rentals, activities for kids, a beach, a bar and restaurant, basketball, and volleyball.

Creekview RV Park

Creekview RV Park is near I-90 outside of Edgerton, WI. It has 23 RV sites, 14 of which are creekside. All sites have water and electrical hookups. There is a dumping station, a spring-fed pond, and an adjacent golf course. The campground is partially wooded.

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What to Do at
Lake Kegonsa State Park

Inside Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park offers a variety of recreation for all seasons. In spring and summer, you can camp there and make use of the picnic areas, a swimming beach, and the boat launch. Sailing and motorboating are permitted, and there is great fishing in the lake. In fall, enjoy the beautiful scenery as the trees change color. In winter, you can go cross country skiing and sledding.

Outside Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park is close to Madison, a beautiful city boasting the University of Wisconsin, two lakes, and a cute downtown with lots to do. In addition, there are several unique state parks nearby, including Devil's Lake State Park and Natural Bridge State Park. Wisconsin Dells is not far away, and it has many tourist attractions to offer.


Springers of Lake Kegonsa

Springers of Lake Kegonsa is a family-friendly lakeside supper club. It is only three minutes from Lake Kegonsa State Park. Their specialties are fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays, Mexican on Thursdays, and prime rib on Saturdays. They also have plenty of other delicious American and seafood dishes to choose from.

Type: American

Location: 3097 Sunnyside Street, Stoughton, WI

Christy's Landing

Christy's Landing is located on nearby Lake Waubesa. They offer dining on the lake and a tiki bar. They sometimes have live entertainment. On Fridays, they have a wonderful fish fry with several different varieties of fish.

Type: Bar, Grill

Location: 2952 Waubesa Avenue, Madison, WI

Viking Brewpub

The Viking Brewpub has a Nordic theme, including a hand-carved Viking ship that serves as a bar. They offer pub food and some Scandinavian dishes as well. On Wednesdays, they have a special on wings. Friday is the day for the fish fry. On Saturdays, they have a special on Norwegian meatballs.

Type: Brewpub

Location: 211 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI

Tornado Club Steak House

The Tornado Club Steak House is just a block from the capitol in Madison. They serve steaks, seafood, and other specialties in a rustic, supper-club atmosphere.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 116 South Hamilton Street, Madison, WI

Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty

Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty in Wisconsin Dells is a wonderful place to take the whole family for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Breakfast and dinner are all-you-can-eat and are served lumberjack style. For lunch, they serve sandwiches, salads, and a kids menu. They have a gift shop as well.

Type: American

Location: 411 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI


Bavaria Sausage

Bavaria Sausage specializes in authentic Old-World German sausage as well as German chocolate, Wisconsin cheese, and many German specialty foods. You can also order online.

Location: 6317 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI

Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet

Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet is hard to miss since they have a giant cow outside their shop. The building looks like a Swiss mountain chalet. They specialize in Wisconsin cheese and summer sausage. They also have gift baskets and Wisconsin souvenirs.

Location: 4879 County Road V, DeForest, WI

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius, the owner of Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, studied chocolate-making in France. She has developed wonderful truffles, chocolates, and caramels that will please any sweet tooth.

Location: 2083 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI

Little Luxuries

Little Luxuries is a specialty gift shop in downtown Madison. You will be able to find a gift for everyone on your list in this cute shop.

Location: 230 State Street, Madison, WI

Ruby Rose Gallery

The Ruby Rose Gallery specializes in crystals, gemstones, home décor, and jewelry. Your kids will not be bored while you shop because they have special items that appeal to kids, such as shark teeth, dinosaur bone fragments, geodes to crack, and more.

Location: 214 West Main Street, Cambridge, WI


Wisconsin State Capitol

The Wisconsin State Capitol building offers free tours daily, except for New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Capitol dome is over 200 feet high and is topped by a beautiful statue of a lady named "Wisconsin." It is the only state capitol that was built on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.

Location: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI

The Original Wisconsin Ducks Tour

The Wisconsin Ducks are amphibious vehicles that will take you on a spectacular tour of the area around Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is a 5-mile-long gorge on the Wisconsin River that is known for the amazing sandstone rock formations. The town of Wisconsin Dells is named for this naturally scenic area. The tours run from mid-March through mid-November, and tickets are $32.

Location: 1890 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The House on the Rock

The House on the Rock in Spring Green is a sight not to be missed. The house was built atop a huge rock in 1945. The house alone would be a sight to see, but there is more. An amazing museum is attached to the house, and the museum has many rooms containing exotic and eccentric collections, including the world's largest indoor carousel. The attraction is open from mid-March through mid-November, and tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for youths.

Location: 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI

Devil's Lake State Park

Devil's Lake State Park is Wisconsin's most popular state park. It is known for the spectacular 500-foot rock bluffs overlooking the lake, and it is the premier place to go rock climbing in Wisconsin, which includes stellar ice climbing in the winter. The park offers hiking trails, swimming beaches, picnic areas, and camping.

Location: S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, WI

Circus World

Circus World is a large museum complex on the former winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. You will see an amazing amount of circus memorabilia, including many authentic circus wagons. The museum is open from May through October. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for children.

Location: 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI

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How to Get to
Lake Kegonsa State Park

From Madison, take Highway 12/18 east. Turn right onto County Highway AB and then turn left onto County Highway MN. Turn right onto Door Creek Road and follow it to the park.

Entering Lake Kegonsa State Park

The park is open year-round from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. A vehicle admission sticker is required to enter.

Lake Kegonsa State Park Entry for a vehicle with out-of-state plates : $11.0

Lake Kegonsa State Park Entry for a vehicle with Wisconsin plates : $8.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Kegonsa State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Kegonsa State Park?

Visit this state park in the summer to take full advantage of the stunning 3,200-acre lake. Spend your afternoons on the swimming beach or use the boat launch. There are several great hiking trails and fishing opportunities here.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Kegonsa State Park?

Lake Kegonsa State Park is home to many cottontail rabbits, chipmunks, muskrats, red foxes, deer, opossums, and gophers. You may also spot horned larks, bobolinks, sparrows, geese, pheasants, or ducks.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Kegonsa State Park?

Lake Kegonsa State Park is home to the Family Campground, which has 96 campsites. About 29 of these have electrical hookups and are at least partially wooded. The sanitary dump station also offers potable water services.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Kegonsa State Park and what is the cost?

Of the campsites available, about 68 of them can be booked. The reservation fee at Lake Kegonsa State Park is $7.95. You can call in your reservation or book your desired spot through their website.

Are pets allowed at Lake Kegonsa State Park?

You're welcome to bring your pet as long as it's always under control and leashed. Pets are allowed on most trails and roads in the park. They're not permitted in buildings, beaches, playgrounds, or picnic areas.