Council Springs


Located just off Arbor Drive and Monroe Street, in the UW-Madison Arboretum, the Council Spring has an average annual flow of 221 gallons per minute.  Situated between the Kenneth Jensen Wheeler Council Ring and Ho-Nee-Um Pond, the Council Spring (also known along with the nearby Dancing Sands Spring as Marston, Topp, or Lime Kiln Springs) is in the heart of one of Madison’s best known warbler-watching spots during the annual spring migration in May.

Council Spring stream crossing at the Wingra Oak Savanna restoration project. Photo Copyrighted by Stephen B. Glass.

Although the flow rates varies from about 80 gallons per minute to over 500, the stepping stones and boardwalk have never been overtopped.

Council Spring viewed from the Kenneth Jensen Wheeler Council Ring. Photo Copyrighted by Stephen B. Glass.

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