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Road to Wyalusing State Park boat launch to close for repairs

Contact(s): Chad Breuer, Wyalusing State Park, 608-996-2261

September 4, 2015 at 9:04:20 am

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A road to the boat launch at Wyalusing State Park that was severely damaged by heavy rains in June 2013 and 2014 making it unsafe for vehicle traffic will be closed for up to a month for a major repair project.

Long Valley Road has a history of temporary closures due to washouts from storms and Mississippi River flooding. The repair project will begin Sept. 8 and run through Oct. 9. It will involve the removal and replacement of six culverts, cleaning of ditches, asphalt pavement, and site restoration along the road. If the project is completed ahead of schedule the road will be re-opened to the public at that time.

The work being completed is expected to reduce the impacts of future heavy rain events, which should result in safer conditions; minimize temporary road closures and reduce damage to road infrastructure during rain events.

There is a county park boat launch and beach just south of Wyalusing State Park, and several additional public boat launches north of the park in the City of Prairie du Chien.

For more information about the park, search the Department of Natural Resources website,, for keyword "Wyalusing."

Last Revised: Friday, September 04, 2015

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