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Storm Damage Closes Trails & Parks in Wisconsin

Wednesday night’s storms resulted in downed trees and flooding at several state park and trail properties in west central, southwest and south central Wisconsin.

Crews are working to assess damage, clear downed trees and repair damaged areas of properties.

There are currently no reports of injuries or damage to personal property.

flooding.jpgFlooding on the Sugar River State Trail following Wednesdays storm.
Photo Credit: DNR

The horse campground and all horse trails at Wildcat Mountain State Park will be closed until at least late next week.

The sand beaches, boat landings and some parking lots at Governor Dodge are either partially or fully submerged. Many trails, including all horse and biking trails will be closed through the weekend.

Trails and portions of trails will be closed at the following locations until damage can be assessed, downed trees cleared and water recedes: Blue Mound, Governor Nelson, Tower Hill, Governor Dodge, Wyalusing, Wildcat Mountain and Perrot state parks; Badger, Military Ridge, Sugar River, Elroy Sparta, the 400 and Great River state trails.

People venturing out this weekend to one of these properties, should call ahead to the property directly before they go for the most up to date information on closed areas. For contact information, search the Department of Natural Resources website for “Find a Park.”

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