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Governor Nelson State Park

5410 County Hwy. M, Waunakee, Wisconsin USA

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“beaches & effigies!”

Governor Nelson is a 422-acre day use park. It has a 500-foot sand beach, bathhouses with solar-heated showers, a four-stall boat launch, a fish cleaning facility, picnic areas, barrier free playground equipment, prairie restorations, 8.4 miles of hiking/cross country ski trails, and a scenic overlook of Lake Mendota.A 358-foot panther effigy mound and several conical mounds are near the trails in the southern section of the park, which is in Wisconsin's Southeast Glacial Plains ecological landscape.

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Governor Nelson State Park

5410 County Hwy. M
Waunakee, Wisconsin
USA

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