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Comments sought on proposal to add more electric campsites at Mirror Lake State Park

Published by Central Office July 3, 2018

Contact(s): Phil Rynish, DNR Property Planner, 608-266-5854 or Ryder Will, Mirror Lake State Park Superintendent, 608-254-4055

Public comment period open through July 17

BARABOO, Wis. -- Ensuring all campers can continue to be accommodated at Mirror Lake State Park is the goal of a master plan variance open for public review and input. The proposed variance will allow park managers greater flexibility in deciding where campsites with electricity can be added and keep all land management at Mirror Lake State Park under its current classification.

The park has experienced an increase in visitors who desire sites with electricity but has not always been able to accommodate them. Master plans that specify the number of electrical sites allowed in each campground at the park have limited the ability of park managers to meet these visitor's needs.

The proposed variance will authorize park managers to add electricity to as many sites as is allowable by state statute. Park managers anticipate adding electricity to sites in the Sandstone Ridge and Cliffwood campgrounds, which already have electricity on a portion of their sites.

The public is welcome to comment on the variance from July 3 to July 17. To review the park's current master plan, the proposed variance, and give your feedback online: go to dnr.wi.gov, keyword search "master planning," then click on Mirror Lake State Park Variance.

Comments and questions can be directed to DNR Planner Phil Rynish, by email at phillip.rynish@wisconsin.gov, mail at 101 S. Webster Street, LF/6, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, or phone at 608-266-5854; or to Mirror Lake State Park Superintendent Ryder Will by email at ryder.will@wisconsin.gov, mail at E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo, WI 53913, or phone at 608-254-4055.

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

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