Club Maps

Place Year Fieldchecking Drafting Size(sq.K) Terrain Level Quality Last Update
38 Nashota County Park May, 2013 Kevin Kevin 1.8K Mixed/Moraine Medium Good
37 Monches County Park Fall, 2012 Kevin Kevin 1.8K Mixed/Moraine Medium Good
36 Mazo Sand Barrens February 2012 Kevin Kevin 1.8K Barrens Advanced Good
6 remake Gov. Nelson January 2012 Kevin Kevin 1.5K Prairie Easy Good
35 Lake Farm January 2012 Kevin Kevin 1.1K Park Easy Good
34 Prairie Moraine January 2012 Kevin Kevin .7K Ridge Easy Good
33 Token Creek December 2011 Kevin Kevin 1.7 Open Easy Good
32 McCarthy Park December 2011 Kevin Kevin .9 Rolling Hills Easy Good
31 Warner Park October 2011 Kevin Kevin 1.0 Park Easy Good
30 Quarry Park October 2011 Kevin Kevin .25 Quarry Medium Good
29 Donald Park March 2011 Kevin Kevin 1.8 Ridge/Valley Medium Good
28 Wildcat Middle Spring 2010 Kevin Kevin 4.5 Ridge/Valley Advanced Good
27 Olin Park May 2010 Kevin Kevin .5 Park Easy Good
26 Hoyt Park May 2010 Kevin Kevin .1 Park Easy Good
25 Garner Park May 2010 Kevin Kevin .2 Park Easy Good
24 Cat’s Pajamas Spring 2008 Ivar Helgesen Ivar Helgesen 3 Moraine Advanced Excellent
23 Hepcat Spring 2008 Ivar Helgesen Ivar Helgesen 4 Moraine Advanced Excellent
22 Cat’s Agenda Spring 2007 Kevin Kevin 4 Moraine Advanced Excellent Fall 2009
21 Wildcat Mound Spring 2007 Kevin Kevin 4.7 Ridge Advanced Excellent
20 Cat’s Meow Fall 2005 Kevin Kevin 3 Moraine Advanced Excellent Spring 2009
19 Devil’s Lake, South Bluff Sept 2004 Peter Eglin Peter Eglin ~5 Bluff/rocky Advanced Excellent
18 Bong Rec. Fall 2003 Yefim Stempler Yefim Stempler 6 Flat/prairie Intermediate Fair
17 Devil’s Lake, East Bluff Summer 2002 Vlastik Sebesta, Evzen Cigos, Petr Junek VS, EC, PJ 10.5 Hilly/rocky Advanced Excellent
16 Blue Mound Summer 2002 Petr Junek Petr Junek 5.2 Hilly/rocky Advanced Excellent
15 Indian Lake Spring 2002 Kevin Kevin 1.7 Hilly Intermediate Fair
14 Glacial Blue Hills Spring 2001 Kevin Kevin 1 Moraine Intermediate Fair
13 Mirror Lake July 2000 Kevin Kevin 1.6 Flat/sandy Intermediate Fair
12 Magnolia Bluff November 1999 Kevin Kevin 0.5 Hilly/brambly Intermediate Fair 2004
11 Lapham Peak West 1998 Kevin Kevin 1.4 Flat/prairie Beginner Fair 2004
10 Ottawa Trails 1997 Kevin Kevin 4 Moraine Advanced Fair
9 Lake Kegonsa 1997 Kevin Kevin 2.5 Flat/open Beginner Fair
8 Lapham Peak 1992 Yefim Stempler, Voledya Pantsir Kevin 2.7 Moraine Advanced Fair 2011
7 Kellings Lakes 1991 Milos Broulik, Jiri Fencl, Jan Kaplan Kevin 5 Moraine Advanced Fair
6 Gov. Nelson 1991 Milos Broulik, Jan Kaplan Kevin 1.2 Flat/prairie Beginner Fair 2003
5 Elver Park 1991 Milos Broulik, Jan Kaplan Kevin 1 Hilly/open Beginner Fair 2004
4 Goose Lake 1991 Tim Guetersloh Kevin 3 Hilly/marshy Advanced Good
3 Mauthe Lake 1984 Peter Ehnwall, Veikko Pohjola, Hank Kulesza Alan H. 6.9 Moraine/marsh Advanced Fair 2004
2 Gov. Dodge Fall 1984 Hank Kulesza, Charles Worringham Kevin 5.5 Hilly/open Intermediate Poor 1998
1 Eagle Heights 1984 Charles Worringham, Maria Miller, Kevin Kevin 1.3 Urban Intermediate Fair 2002

Blue Mound State Park

This map is excellent for all levels. It is a hill with many rock features near the top and number of sinkholes and reentrants throughout the park. The east side is deep valley with a stream running through. At the top of the hill there are lookout towers and trails. The park also features a swimming pool and spring house. This park has wild parsnip and poison ivy, mainly in the open areas.

Bong State Recreation Area

This park boasts the state’s largest prairie. The park is a mix of wetlands and prairie. In Spring expect fast open running, but in Fall the grass can grow over your head. Beware of wild parsnip in some of the fields. This park used to be an airport and is named after an officer Bong. The difficulty level isn’t high at this park, and the mapping is suspect.

Cat’s Meow, Northern Kettle Morraine SF

Cat’s Meow is some of the best terrain I have ever seen. Similar to Ottawa Trails, it has numerous depressions. However, this area has few trails and open areas. This makes it a very challenging area. The forest is sometimes very open, but also has many areas which aren’t white woods. Prickly brambles are rare. Currently, this area is a work in progress. It will only get bigger and better in the next few years. Don’t miss any opportunities to orienteer here if you are a serious competitor. I expect the final area mapped to be over 10 square K.

Devil’s Lake, East Bluff

This map is the largest map in the club. It offers some of the best orienteering the club has to offer. There are a lot of rock features and rocky ground. It is suitable for all levels of orienteering. It is situated in the most popular state park in Wisconsin.

Devil’s Lake, South Bluff

This map connects with the east bluff map. It also offers some of the best orienteering the club has to offer, and has are a lot of rock features and rocky ground. It is suitable for advanced orienteers. It is situated in the most popular state park in Wisconsin. There is a small area suitable for beginners that will be utilized at local events.

Eagle Heights/Picnic Point

This map is small and the orienteering is relatively easy. It is suitable for beginner’s and intermediate orienteering. Situated on a pennisula in Madison, WI it is a beautiful setting. The terrain is generally flat and there are many trails. Also in the middle of the map is an apartment complex.

Elver Park

Elver Park is a big city park. It has large open spaces, and the wooded areas have many trails. This park is good orienteering for beginner’s and intermediates. It was fieldchecked in 1991 and has good detail.

Glacial Blue Hills

This small map has fine kettle moraine features and lots of trails. It is suitable for all levels of orienteering.

Goose Lake

Goose Lake is 1-15,000 scale. It has great detail and is suitable for all levels of orienteering. It has 3 land areas separated by marshes that can only be gotten around by going to the top of the map. The woods are very open in most places which makes this a fine orienteering location.

Governor Dodge SP

Governor Dodge was one of the first club maps. The park is beautiful with high cliffs and open fields. It was made using a USGS map as a basemap. There has been very little fieldchecking done at this park, so the map is of poor quality. The majority of the woods are thick. It is a great park to visit. But until improvements are made on the map, the orienteering will not be great.

Governor Nelson SP

Governor Nelson is a small state park that is over 50% fields. It has an extensive trail network. Map quality is high, but orienteering is at beginner/intermediate level only.

Indian Lake

This is a small county park. The map was made from a USGS and is of poor quality. The woods are thick in many places.

Kellings Lake and Mauthe Lake

Both these maps are situated in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Both are excellent for all levels of orienteering. Both of these maps have been used for national events.

Lake Farm County Park

Lake Farm is a county park on Lake Waubesa. One side of the park is pretty flat and mostly open. The other side is a campground and a large hill with a river running along the bottom of it.

Lake Kegonsa State Park

This state park is ideal for beginners and intermediates. It is flat and has few fine features. There are plenty of trails and other handrails to guide you. This map is relatively small (2.5 km 2) as well.

Lapham Peak

This map has fine kettle moraine features and lots of trails. It is suitable for all levels of orienteering. Some areas of forest are thick with vegetation(honeysuckle and buckthorn). There are also many fields.

Magnolia Bluff

This very small map(1/2 km 2) consists of one big bluff with some very beautiful cliffs throughout the park. While the majority of the woods are reasonably open and pleasant, there is also a significant portion that is being overgrown with brambles. Excellent for beginners and fun for advanced the first couple of visits.

Mauthe Lake and Kellings Lake

Both these maps are situated in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Both are excellent for all levels of orienteering. Both of these maps have been used for national events.

McCarthy County Park

McCarthy County Park is mostly fields with a few wooded areas. There is a small river and some wetlands along with a few hills. It is a good beginner area.

Mazomanie Sand Barrens

This map has two distinct areas. One area is along the Wisconsin river and a tributary. It gets flooded often and has linear features of dry ditches and very flat “hills”. Across the road there is a sand barren which is higher, so it doesn’t get flooded as often. It has a lot of semiopen area that has cacti growing in it. It also includes areas that are often marsh or thick woods.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is unique in that the ground is sandy. It’s a nice place for a run, since the woods are fairly open. But the area isn’t particularly technical. There is room to expand this map. But due to the proximity to Devil’s Lake and distance away from our usual base of support, we haven’t used this map much recently.

Ottawa Trails

Ottawa Trails is in the southern kettle moraine forest. It is loaded with depressions, large and small. It also has large areas of fields and pine plantations. There is also quite a lot of prickly ash in some areas. Completed in the summer of 1997, this map offers a great challenge even for the experienced orienteer. However, it is in need of an update.

Prairie Moraine County Park

Prairie Moraine is basically one big ridge. One side is a huge dog park with numerous trails and a mix of open areas and overgrown brushy areas. The other side is a park open and part wooded.

Quarry Park

Quarry Park is an old quarry. It is undeveloped and is used by bmx type bikers. There are trails everywhere in this tiny park. The great density of trails actually makes this an interesting place to orienteer, since keeping track of where you are in the bumpy terrain can be quite challenging.

Token Creek County Park

Token Creek has a lot of open area, an 18 hole disc golf course, a dog exercise area, large marshy areas and a large wooded area with numerous springs. There is also a campground.

Warner Park

Warner Park is a Madison city park. It is mostly flat with a large lagoon. It also has sports fields, tennis courts, a dog park some wooded areas.

Wildcat Mound, Black River State Forest

Wildcat Mound is a very enjoyable place for orienteering. The area includes oak forest and pine stands in sandy soil. Many areas have grass growing under the trees and nice open woods. The terrain will allow for fast orienteering, since it is not technically difficult.