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Cherokee Marsh South - Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing
Address: 5002 School Road
Park: Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - South
Permit Required: No
Terrain: Woods, Marsh, Yahara River
Grooming: Classic
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate
Last Groomed: -

Winter Activity Updates

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1/27-29/2023: Elver, Odana Hills and Door Creek groomed & permit is required. No classic tracks due to snow depth. All other open, ungroomed and free to use • RENTALS: Elver (skate, classic ski, sled & snowshoe) - Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 12-8pm & Sunday 12-6pm; Odana Hills (classic ski) - Sat/Sun 10am-4pm.


Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, South Unit offers two (2) free-to-use ski trails with off-street parking at School and Wheeler roads near the trailhead. As snow conditions allow, trails are groomed for classic skiing. A portable restroom is available during the winter recreation season. 

Winter Trail Map
2.81km/1.74 mile (easy)
1.61km/1 mile (intermediate)

No Hiking in Winter
To best preserve the ski trails, hiking and/or snowshoeing is not permitted at this location. See Snowshoeing and Hiking for alternate locations, including Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North and Mendota. 

Photo Credit: Jan Axelson