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Lake Kegonsa Jan. 13 candlelight ski rescheduled for Feb. 10; Jan. 14 Capital Spring Ski Demo cancelled

By Central Office January 9, 2018

Contact(s): Lake Kegonsa State Park, 608-873-9695 or Paul Holtan, 608-235-2126, DNR Office of Communications

STOUGHTON, Wis. - A candlelight ski scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13 at Lake Kegonsa State Park has been rescheduled to Feb. 10, due to a current lack of snow on the park trails. A cross-country ski demo that was scheduled for Sunday, Jan, 15 at the Capital Springs State Recreation Area has also been cancelled due to lack of snow.

The rescheduled Lake Kegonsa will include approximately 2 miles of trail lit with hundreds of glowing luminaries. When you are finished, warm up by the bonfire and enjoy hot cocoa and baked goods sold by the Lake Kegonsa State Park Friends Group. This a ski event only. Hikers, snowshoers and pets are prohibited on groomed cross country ski trails.

For complete list of candlelight events at Wisconsin state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas and to check for cancellations, search the DNR website,, for keywords "Get Outdoors" and click on the "type" button and then check only the "candlelight" box under listed activities.

Lake Kegonsa State Park is located southeast of Madison the shores of Lake Kegonsa. For more information about the park, search for keywords "Lake Kegonsa." For more information about Capital Springs State Recreation Area search "Capital Springs."

For more information on other park or forest properties and locations, search for keywords "find a park." Regular park and trail fees apply for the events unless otherwise noted.

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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