Popular campground re-opens in Oconto County

DOTY, Wis. -

A popular campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will open at the end of the month.


The Boulder Lake campground closed back in January after concerns over public safety, specifically with a man living near the camp area. At that time, it was reported that the man was holding target practice on his land.


The sheriff's department also got several reports about the man walking through the area, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, but now, the national forest service says those previous concerns have subsided.

“We're happy to be provide this opportunity to the community, have Boulder Lake in that area. We're formed some great partnerships with Oconto County and providing these types of opportunities. So we're happy to have it open and available to the public,” said Hilary Markin, Public Affairs Officer for the National Forest Service.


The Forest Service says reservations for the more than 80 campsites are available now, the campground will re-open May 24.

No charges were ever filed against the man who deputies say was at the source of the safety concerns but he was treated at a mental health facility.

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