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Located next to Lake Mendota, the park features restored prairie and savanna, and effigy mounds.
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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Prairie and some woods trails were groomed and tracked. Other woods trails were skier tracked. Everything was in great shape. Prairie already well used and there was one hiker on the tracks when I left around 3 pm.
(Faith Hoenecke)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Firsthand: Classic 
[ B skis ]
Surprisingly good for classic skiing. No bare spots, not groomed and only one other skier that I saw. It would be nice to get another couple of inches of snow but not bad.
(Steve Hiniker)
Monday, December 26, 2022
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Bottom Line: classic was easier than freestyle currently. It hasn't been groomed since the last snow and follow-up winds. I didn't try all the trails here today but stuck with ones that held the most promise given current conditions which are: a lot of spots have significant drifts but classic track skied through or around them. There is the rare thin spot where dirt and/or grass is protruding too but these can be skied around. I tried skating first but switched to classic after one lap because it was more doable with the uneven terrain mostly due to drifts. I saw one other group skating but most folks were classic only while I was there. Note: I didn't try Morningside Trail today as it had a significant section that was just ice from all the rain in the prior storm and I doubt it has improved.
(Jim Bolton)