The news was better for folks headed to the Long Lake Recreation Area in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
It took a lot of hard work but the campground will remain open.
Extra help and equipment is what it took to keep the campground open for the holiday weekend.
Crews have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of campers and visitors.
“Significant staff efforts from six different properties in the local vicinity, bringing in efforts of manpower and heavy equipment, upwards of 600 to 700 hours in the last two days, forecasting into tomorrow, as well,” said Kettle Moraine State Forest Superintendent Jason Quast.
There’s roughly 200 campsites at the Long Lake Campground.
Others won’t be so lucky – campers who planned a trip to Waupun County Park will be disappointed.
With no power and limited water, directors decided the park wasn’t safe enough to open.
“We didn’t want to do it, but we thought, ‘Well, let’s go ahead and call it as soon as possible, so that people have advanced warning and, if they can, make other arrangements,” said Fond du Lac County Director of Planning & Parks Sam Tobias.
The campground has a number of downed or hanging trees and trails are still flooded or very muddy.
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