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Winter Recreation

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Cross-country skiing is popular in the park. About five miles of trails, including the 1.2-mile White Oak nature trail, are groomed and tracked when weather and snow conditions permit. The trails are tracked for diagonal-stride skiers and groomed for skate skiers. When the trail is too narrow to skate, please ski in the set track.

Hiking, snowshoeing and pets are prohibited on all designated cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and skiable. There are 1.2 miles of designated snowshoe and hiking trails in the park. These trails travel along the lakeshore and through the woods, prairie and wetland areas.

Lake Kegonsa offers excellent ice fishing. Panfish provide most of the fishing action, but some northern and walleyes are also caught. The park does not monitor ice conditions on the lake. Be extremely cautious of ice conditions at all times. Access to the lake from the park in the winter months is by foot only. There is no ATV or snowmobile access to Lake Kegonsa in the park.

A sledding hill is available at the park's beach area. When using the sledding hill, please be aware of the surface conditions. Icing will occur after moderate use. Steering is difficult under icy conditions.