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.  

Frost WoodsOPEN

Schluter: OPEN


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.