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Great fishing!

I've been fishing on Lake Mendota for many years and it remains one of the most beautiful lakes in... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
We rented a cottage on this lovey lake

Even though the cottages are close together, we still had amazing views, privacy & serenity on this... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Gerri B
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've been fishing on Lake Mendota for many years and it remains one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. There are bike paths that run alongside the like allowing bikers, walkers and joggers to exercise while soaking in the beauty that this lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Even though the cottages are close together, we still had amazing views, privacy & serenity on this lovely lake, not far outside of Madison, surrounded by farm fields.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerri B
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It is a fairly large lake that offers all kinds of eye candy, adventure and entertainment. The terrace provides music entertainment and food. The Point presents a nice walk with great views. Swimming in the summer. Nelson Park has beautiful x country skiing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Going around lake Mendota and through Tenny lock to lake Monona to see all the shore lines and the State Capital in Madison Wisconsin is a great day on the water

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I've never been on the lake but love watching everyone and the view. Endless things you can on the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Amazing vistas. Beautiful views. Incredible sunsets! There are so many unique and clean parks and beaches for visitor access.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

July 16,2018 perfect temperature for a swim. Lake was great.light breeze and not many boats out to cause wakes

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patty W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Our relatives live on the lake and have a ski boat. We spent many days and nights on the lake. In Madison, you can dock at the Edgewater Hotel for dinner and at the University dock too. Nice size lake and water warm in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The Lake Mendota area is a great place to visit. Besides all types of watercraft, the University of Wisconsin has a wonderful plaza where you can relax with something to eat and drink, watch the sailing, listen to music and enjoy delicious UofWisc produced ice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

There are nice houses facing the lake, cruise ships that road around the lake in summer time, people jogging around the fringe of the lake, university campus that overlooks the lake and so forth. Lake Monona, Lake Mendota are two major lakes around this area...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from EHMadison | Reviewed this property |
There are pontoon rides and perhaps even rentals available through MSCR (Madison School and Community Recreation). "Drop in" rides are $6. It's about a 90 min ride. Beautiful way to see the lake.For more info, do a web... More
June 5, 2016|
Response from MikeRipp | Reviewed this property |
The best place to be dropped off would be the Memorial Union on the UW campus which is under major renovation but I believe they still rent boats and paddle boards there but you may have to be a student or faculty member. A... More