Blue Mounds State Park to close for a few weeks

LUVERNE – According to Blue Mounds State Park Manager Chris Ingebretson, the park will be closed until July 14 due to flood damage.

As of Wednesday, the hiking trails, campgrounds and roads will be closed to the public due to the flooding and damages caused, Ingebretson said. The park will be closed at least through July 13, and he is hopeful things can be re-opened July 14. By then, he said, he and his staff should have time to secure areas that are unsafe, and get plans together for what needs to be done.

Early Sunday morning, the dam at Blue Mounds Lake was compromised, and the water went downstream. All of Rock County is struggling with flooding issues, and that isn’t the only issue Blue Mounds State Park has fought this year. An E. coli breakout early this spring also complicated the camping season.

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