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B.B. Clarke Beach

B.B. Clarke Beach
Address: 835 Spaight St.
Park: B.B. Clarke Beach Park
Public Health Water Testing: Closed
Shoreline On: Lake Monona
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Diving Float, Playground

Beach Details

Raft Use Rules
  • A lifeguard must be on the raft and prepared to guard for a patron to use the raft.
  • Only 10 patrons are allowed on the raft at any given time.
  • Patrons must pass a swim test to use the raft. The swim test starts at the back corner of the roped area, swimming to the other side and back, without stopping, and without touching the bottom.
  • Lifejackets are not allowed on the raft. Swimmers must be able to complete the swim test under their own power.
  • The raft is to be used for diving/jumping only. Hanging out on the raft or in the water outside of the swim ropes is not allowed. 
  • No swimming under the raft. 
  • Patrons must surface to the water immediately after jumping off the diving board.
  • Patrons can only jump off of the diving board, not the sides of the raft.
  • Only one person can use the diving board at a time.
  • Running is not permitted on the diving board.
  • Only one bounce is allowed before you jump or dive.
  • Inward and reverse (gainer) dives are not allowed.
  • Swimmers must exit the diving area upon completing their dives.
  • Sunbathing is not allowed on the raft.
  • Diving to the lake bottom is not allowed.
  • Boaters are not allowed to anchor near the raft or swim over and use the raft.
  • Goggles are not allowed on the raft. 


Safety Information

  • Swim Ropes: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No
Public Health Madison & Dane County

Regular beach season has ended. People may swim at their own risk. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) may be present and their levels can change depending on the waves and wind. Always take a look at water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algae blooms.

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