Yahara Heights Unit of Cherokee Marsh
Cherokee Marsh comprises 385 acres in five sections along Cherokee Marsh. The Yahara Heights Section is a 40 acres located on the north shore of the Marsh and next to a 20-acre pet exercise park. Cherokee Marsh, the largest remaining wetland in Dane County and the major wetland in Lake Mendota's Watershed. Yahara Heights Park consists of over 3,000 feet of water frontage within the upper Yahara basin, providing a wildlife habitat preserve, fish spawning grounds, and a water sedimentation area for Lake Mendota. The park contains a 20-acre pet exercise area and a canoe and kayak launch.
Enjoy great views of the Yahara River and Cherokee Marsh wetlands from high ground. See effigy mounds and nesting Bald Eagles.
Driving and Parking Instructions
Cherokee Marsh: Yahara Heights Park
Comments or questions about the walks?
This self-guided walk was developed from a list of successful docent-led walks Carla and I and other faithful volunteers have conducted over the last four years. I will be adding more to the list as the pandemic continues to keep us isolated. Building these self-guided walk is very much a "work in progress". If you have ideas for improving communications about the walks or additional information provide, drop me a line.
If you have a favorite walk please drop a note and I'll get back to you shortly. Please mark the subject line of the email "PLATO Walks" so that I can get to them quickly. Remember that both State Parks and City Parks are not available to the public.
Mike DiIorio at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 608 520 4448.
I hope you enjoy the walks. Stay healthy, stay safe.