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Seagal flying over Lake Kegonsa
Picture of the Lake Kegonsa Ice Boats

 Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society (FOLKS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1988. FOLKS’ primary objectives are:


  • To protect, maintain and enhance the environmental and recreational values at Lake Kegonsa and its surroundings.

  • To organize and conduct activities intended to maintain or improve the ecology, water quality, fishing and recreational use of Lake Kegonsa.

  • To obtain and provide information to members regarding lake users concerns about Lake Kegonsa.


FOLKS works closely with Dane County, the WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the UW Limnology Department, and the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA).

We focus on water quality and water levels. FOLKS has a group of volunteers that monitor the lake for clarity and take water samples for quality analysis on a regular basis.  This allows us to build a scientific database of measurements for Lake Kegonsa.

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