Sauk Prairie State Recreational Area closed! MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Governor Tony Evers has ordered the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to close 40 state parks, forests, and recreational areas “to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve.
According to a Thursday morning release, Gov. Evers says the decision was made “due to unprecedented crowds, litter, [and] vandalism” and made “out of an abundance of caution.”
Affected state parks, forests, and recreational areas will close at the end of the day Thursday, April 9, and will remain closed until further notice.
Our first stop on this ride was the old Badger Ammunition plant land. I had heard a lot of stories about this place but had never been there. So viewing from behind the steering wheel of a road legal 4x4 was a great perspective. I have to admit I didn't take many photos but managed to get a few at the cemetery. That to me what the most interesting part of the trip.
The historic significance of this place was very sobering. In fact the entire lands history has so much to offer the off road public if it was just accessible. So many options for slow speed and high - clearance trails through the beautiful landscape. These types of trails are needed to fully enjoy what we have right in front of us. We have the landscape, we have interest we just need trails!
Found this to be more of a historical ride through an abandoned, government-destroyed piece of land. Not even a good ghost town. I'll take that back, there's a nice cemetery from many years past. This has the potential of being something much more usable to many more recreations of the local residents and those tourists that drive by and wonder what that's all about.
It's always fun taking a ride through this massive park. They were burning some of the fields as we did our Easter run. Just wish the user groups would get along so we can get some Slow Speed Trails in here. It seems this area is large enough for all recreations, sad that a few have to ruin it for the rest of us. I have hope though as more Jeeps and more stuff in our club happens, maybe someday we can get the DNR to allow real trails to be in here.