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Embracing the Natural Waterways of Pleasant Springs

Embracing the Natural Waterways of Pleasant Springs

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The Town of Pleasant Springs is fortunate to have an abundance of water resources and environmental areas. The eastern half of Lake Kegonsa, the southernmost of the Yahara chain of lakes, provides many recreational opportunities and is the site of both Lake Kegonsa State Park and LaFollette County Park. Door Creek Wildlife Area, a large wetland complex, extends north of Lake Kegonsa along Door Creek. Flowing out of the Lake Kegonsa to the southeast is the continuation of the Yahara river, with additional connected tributaries and wetlands. Both of these areas provide numerous additional recreational opportunities and environmental benefits. All of these natural assets are important contributors to the quality of life of residents and visitors.
 
 

Yahara Bay & River of Pleasant Springs

The Yahara Bay and River is home to numerous types of wildlife and is enjoyed by residents for it's recreational contribution. Residents along the river enjoy beautiful views, the gentle sound of water, swaying grass, wind and the sounds of birds singing and wildlife in the area.

Stoughton's Proposed Yahara River Park/ Whitewater Park Project

Learn the details behind the proposed Whitewater Park Project. We have included information about the project, what Pleasant Springs has learned and our official position.
   
   



   
   

   

Permits & Regulatory Agencies

Dane County, the WI Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers are regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over activities that may impact our waterways and other natural resources. The City of Stoughton must obtain permits from both WI DNR and Army Corps for their proposed project to make modifications to Stoughton Dam and construct a kayaking feature. More information on that process can be found here.


 

Your Community Voice

Stay up-to-date on the latest information about the Yahara River and Bay and Whitewater Park project. There are a variety of ways to get involved and stay informed.
   


     
     
     

The Town of Pleasant Springs is fortunate to have an abundance of water resources and environmental areas. The eastern half of Lake Kegonsa, the southernmost of the Yahara chain of lakes, provides many recreational opportunities and is the site of both Lake Kegonsa State Park and LaFollette County Park. Door Creek Wildlife Area, a large wetland complex, extends north of Lake Kegonsa along Door Creek. Flowing out of the Lake Kegonsa to the southeast is the continuation of the Yahara river, with additional connected tributaries and wetlands. Both of these areas provide numerous additional recreational opportunities and environmental benefits. All of these natural assets are important contributors to the quality of life of residents and visitors. 
 
 

Yahara Bay & River of Pleasant Springs

The Yahara Bay and River is home to numerous types of wildlife and is enjoyed by residents for it's recreational contribution. Residents along the river enjoy beautiful views, the gentle sound of water, swaying grass, wind and the sounds of birds singing and wildlife in the area.

Stoughton's Proposed Yahara River Park/ Whitewater Park Project

Learn the details behind the proposed Whitewater Park Project. We have included information about the project, what Pleasant Springs has learned and our official position.

 

 
 

 
 

 

Permits & Regulatory Agencies

Dane County, the WI Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers are regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over activities that may impact our waterways and other natural resources. The City of Stoughton must obtain permits from both WI DNR and Army Corps for their proposed project to make modifications to Stoughton Dam and construct a kayaking feature. More information on that process can be found here.


 
 

Your Community Voice

Stay up-to-date on the latest information about the Yahara River and Bay and Whitewater Park project. There are a variety of ways to get involved and stay informed.