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Wisconsin State Park System Current condition reports

Heavy rains during the week of Sept. 19 caused flooding and damage to western Wisconsin and other parts of the state. Wisconsin State Parks remain open, though some properties have experienced flooding and trail damage and temporary closures may be in place. (updated 9/28/16).

Black River State Forest - East Fork Campground is closed due to high water on the river and will be opened again when water levels recede.

Hillsboro State Trail - Sections of the trail were damaged as a result of recent flooding. The surface material in those sections has been washed away leaving the trail surface uneven and rough.

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - The horse trails in the forest remain closed. Rain received over the weekend of Sept. 24-25 added to already saturated conditions, and there is standing water on some trail sections. For updated trail conditions, please call the forest office at 262-626-2116.

Merrick State Park - Due to rising water on the Mississippi River, the South and Island campgrounds are closed until the river recedes.

Roche-a-Cri State Park - The Spring Peeper Trail is closed and under water at this time due to high water on Carter Creek.

Wildcat Mountain State Park - The horse campground will open Thursday, Sept. 29. The majority of the horse trails will also open on Sept. 29, however, a 2-mile section on the red and blue loops will remain closed until damage can be repaired. For updated conditions, please call the park office at 608-337-4775.

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Last revised: Wednesday September 28 2016