Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park

Madison, Wisconsin

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Venture out to Turville Point jutting into Lake Monona, take a tour through the woods and a bit of prairie, and have a picnic with a view of the Capitol. From the trailhead, start straight for the woods to a grassy trail into oak savanna. Through the trees to the left is Lake Monona. Pick up a packed-dirt trail and come to a sign that reads Conservation Park-Turville Point. Pass through a gate and, at the first trail juncture, go left on a dirt footpath. Brush thickens into the savanna as you go. Just 200 feet along the trail, a spur trail breaks left from the main trail. Take it to the water’s edge where basswoods dangle their leaves into the lake. The trail is uneven here, with tree roots and strewn branches and twigs.

Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park Professional Review and Guide

"Venture out to Turville Point jutting into Lake Monona, take a tour through the woods and a bit of prairie, and have a picnic with a view of the Capitol.

From the trailhead, start straight for the woods to a grassy trail into oak savanna. Through the trees to the left is Lake Monona. Pick up a packed-dirt trail and come to a sign that reads Conservation Park-Turville Point. Pass through a gate and, at the first trail juncture, go left on a dirt footpath. Brush thickens into the savanna as you go. Just 200 feet along the trail, a spur trail breaks left from the main trail. Take it to the water’s edge where basswoods dangle their leaves into the lake. The trail is uneven here, with tree roots and strewn branches and twigs."

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 mins-1 hour
Season: 4 a.m.–1 hour after sunset
Trailhead Elevation: 865 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: www.cityofmadison.com/parks/parks/park.cfm?id=1361
Local Maps: USGS Madison East
Driving Directions: Directions to Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park

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