443-acre park is nestled among rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands, offering habitat for deer, waterfowl, and a variety of songbirds.
Nature trails lead through easily identifiable landscape types that were created by the last glacial advance over 10,000 years ago. These landscape types are: a natural lake system, an oak forest, an oak savannah (an area sparsely populated with trees), a cedar glade, a floating leaf marsh, a meadow, a shallow marsh, and a deep marsh. Due to the variety of landscapes, Nashotah Park has an outstanding array of songbirds. The scenery comes alive with different colors for each season. The park continues to thrive in winter for cold-weather enthusiasts who treasure mornings and afternoons spent on miles of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.
Boating: Enjoy a day on Forest Lake in your boat, canoe, or kayak. This is a carry-in access only lake and only electric motors are allowed.
Fishing: Bring your fishing pole for an ideal family-oriented fishing opportunity. We encourage and support the catch and release of fish, so that many people can enjoy the excitement and thrill of catching Northern, Bass, Bluegill, Perch, or Crappies from the shores of Grass and Forest Lake.
Nature Hiking: Follow the nature or hiking trails through the eight distinct landscape types. There are many different levels for all hiking or walking enthusiasts.
Picnicking: Come for a quiet picnic at one of our family picnic areas or reserve a picnic shelter for your family reunion or business parties.