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Full Moon Drum Circle, picnic and bonfire








Drum Circle & Picnic

Saturday, June 2

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

We have a beautiful location reserved at Picnic Point (sites 1 & 2) located near the main entrance and overlooking the south shore of Lake Mendota.  The month of June's Full Strawberry Moon got its name from the Algonquin tribes who knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.  Let's gather together along the shore of Lake Mendota for a drum circle and picnic.

Bring your own packed dinner, beverage and a chair or blanket.
There are no picnic tables at this location.
Firewood is provided by the preserve.

Helpful Links:
Picnic Point Map
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Directions to Picnic Point

By Bus
Campus bus #80 makes regular stops across from the entry gate of Picnic Point on University Bay Drive.

By Bicycle
Take the Lakeshore Path from Oxford Road (west end of path) or Park Street (east end of the path) to the Picnic Point entry. Park your bike at the racks next to Lot 129.

By Car
Park at nearest convenient lot. See the parking page
There are two parking lots near the entrance of Picnic Point.
Click on either of the links for details:  Picnic Point Lot 129 and Lot 130.

Additional Parking Link: Visitor Parking



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  • Karen

    Beautiful evening and rhythms.

    June 9, 2012

  • Cindy

    great time at Picnic Point, the drumming hooping & dancing & drumming at the same time --- all good! Lovely site, & very nice group of folks, thank you for welcoming us, Karen. I am just a new hooper, but was fun.

    June 3, 2012

  • Kathy

    Finally a beautiful clear night. The moon and people were lovely.

    June 3, 2012

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