This is not the main Lake Kegonsa thread. This one has 9 posts. The main one has 4,000+ posts.
There's a fee to get into the state park, but not an additional launch fee. They will check your vehicle for a state park sticker at the launch so make sure you either pay as you enter the park, or that you have a yearly sticker on your vehicle. This is true for all state parks that I'm aware of. You pay for admission into the state park, not to launch. Also, if you ever fish Lake Waubesa Lake Farm Park has an agreement with the state that you can have a state park sticker OR a Dane County launch permit for that launch only. The reason for that is Dane county currently owns the park, but the state owns land for a future state park adjacent to the county park. Eventually I believe that whole thing will become a state park.
I've launched many times at Lake Kegonsa State Park. It's only 10 minutes from my house. I agree that the launch is plenty deep, matter of fact it's deeper at the launch than it is as soon as you get away from the docks! Most years they even have a "SHALLOW WATER" buoy about 20 yards from the pier, but I've never had any problems, I don't even trim my motor but I did see someone last year pulling a ski boat back while wading in the water because they got in too shallow of water by the beach and sucked up some mud, wrecking their lower unit. As soon as they got to the launch with the boat they weren't able to wade anymore and had to get on the dock, so I'd say it's about 4' deep at the docks, but comes back up to about 2 1/2 feet out past the piers.
Chop-chop, question in regards to launching at state park. When launching at state park, what is/are the fees? If your vehicle have the annual state park pass, do you still have to pay a fee to launch your boat? Is there a separate fee for going into the state park and launching a boat? I've try visiting the DNR page and also emailed the DNR for answer but they never got back with a response. Thanks.
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