UPDATE 2/15/17: Due to lack of snow and warming temperatures through the end of the week and into Saturday, Capital Springs Winter Fun Day scheduled for this Saturday, Feb 18, at Lake Farm County Park in Madison has been cancelled.
Warming temperatures will make lake ice conditions uncertain and hiking trails soft.
press release: Bring the entire family out to the Capital Springs Winter Fun Day on Saturday, February 18th for a morning of ice fishing on Lake Waubesa and snowshoeing on beautiful lakeshore trails!
This free event, sponsored by the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area, runs from 9 am to noon at Lake Farm County Park shelter #1, located at 4330 Libby Road in Madison, just a 15-minute drive from downtown.
Winter Fun Day begins with an ice fishing demonstration on Lake Waubesa by the Yahara Fishing Club at 9:15 am. Bring your gear and try your luck!
At 10:30 am, Rutabaga Paddlesports will lead a snowshoe demonstration followed by a group snowshoe hike on wooded nature trails along Lake Waubesa. Please bring your own snowshoes -- some child and adult snowshoes will be available for use.
Enjoy bonfire, hot chocolate and treats all morning provided by the Friends at shelter #1.
If we have no snow, come for ice fishing and Naturalist-led group hikes along lakeshore trails. Please visit the Friends web site at www.friendsofcapitalsprings.
No Dane County trail pass is required to snowshoe or hike at Winter Fun Day, but residents 16 years and older must obtain a Wisconsin fishing license: dnr.wi.gov/GoWild/resident.
RSVP is requested to Clare at Carlson.firstname.lastname@example.org