$1.7 Million Slated For Park Upgrades
On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the Wisconsin Building Commission approved $1.7 million for the construction of upgraded shower and toilet facilities at two Devil’s Lake State Park campgrounds, the Baraboo News Republic reported.
Construction is scheduled to begin in September on an extended-season-use, $1.059 million shower and toilet facility at the Quartzite Campground, the park’s most popular campground.
Two existing shower and toilet buildings, built in the 1960s that do not meet accessibility requirements, will be removed and replaced with a centralized facility sized for the 80-site campground.
“The building will be heated and insulted to help with the … early and late shoulder seasons,” Steve Krallis, a budget analyst with the state's Department of Natural Resources, said.
A $630,200 shower and toilet building will be built at the Northern Lights Campground, also beginning in September.
That 974-square-foot facility will not be heated or insulated and is intended only for warm-weather use.
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