Lake Menomin and Wolske’s Bay at Lakeside Park and Wakanda Park
Menomonie’s Lake Menomin harbors several beautiful parks along its shores. Wolske Bay off of Lakeside Park on the west side of the lake hosts Hooded Mergansers and Goldeneyes during spring migrations. Wakanda Park on the northwest shore holds a variety of warblers along with House Wrens, Gray Catbirds, Blue Jays and Indigo Buntings. Wakanda is also the home of the Lions Club Game Park featuring native Wisconsin animals and a nature trail. At the north end of the lake a slough area runs further north to Cedar Falls. During migrations, it holds many kinds of songbirds, ducks, herons and hawks.
Directions: Access Wakanda Park from Hwy 25 to Pine or Maple Avenue. Lakeside Park is located off Hwy 25 on Wolske Bay Road.
Gazetteer: Page 60, A-1 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 53, B-8 (10th edition).
Signature Species: White Pelican, Goldeneye Duck and Franklin’s Gull.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot provided.
Nearest food & lodging: Menomonie.