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Wisconsin State Park System Current condition reports

Below is an update on the conditions at State Park, Forest and Trail properties impacted by the flooding event in northwest Wisconsin on July 11, 2016.

  • Some areas of far northwestern Wisconsin received torrential rains with 8 to 10 inches reported causing major washouts of some roads and highways. Most state properties and campgrounds are open, however people traveling to the area should check the Wisconsin Department of Transportation road conditions webpage [exit DNR] for road closure details.

Copper Falls State Park - There are still some area roadways that are impassable, however Highway 169 is open from the town of Mellen to the park entrance.

Gandy Dancer State Trail - Check the Douglas County ATV Trails webpage [exit DNR] for any county trail closures.

Governor Knowles State Forest - The St. Croix Campground in the forest is closed until further notice due to high water.

Merrick State Park - The Mississippi River is now receding and the South Campground is open, though some campsites will still be closed until they dry out. Group Camp A is also open. The walk-in sites on the Island Campground remain closed.

Saunders state Trail - Check the Douglas County ATV Trails webpage [exit DNR] for any county trail closures.

Wild Rivers State Trail - Check the Washburn County Trails [exit DNR] and Douglas County ATV Trails [exit DNR] webpages for any county trail closures:

Follow the links below for details.

Last revised: Friday July 29 2016