Forest Service opened Mondeaux Flowage recreation sites July 15
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest opened two recreational sites on the Mondeaux Flowage on Wednesday, July 15.
West Point Recreation Area is now open on a firstcome, first-served basis, while Eastwood Recreation Area also opened on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations starting with July 15 are being honored.
For a full list of open areas and other up-to-date information, visit the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF.
Picnic Point Campgrounds and the Smith Rapids Recreation Area remain closed until further notice. Reservable sites will be cancelled and refunded through Aug. 2. If circumstances change, and these sites are opened prior to Aug. 2, reservable sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Hardwoods Loop at Chippewa Campground remains closed until further notice. Reservations have been cancelled and refunded through Aug. 2. If circumstances change regarding the opening of groups sites prior to Aug. 2, reservable sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors are also reminded that the Mondeaux Recreation Area including the beach and picnic area remain closed due to ongoing construction.
The U.S. Forest Service is making every effort to expand access to recreation on a site-by-site basis within the context of CDC guidance and state and local government orders for residents. The Chequamegon-Nicolet is continuing to implement its phased plans to provide public access to recreation sites.
The Forest Supervisor’s order limiting the size of groups of 10 people or less per group across the entire forest remains in place until further notice. In align- ment with this, recreation event special use permits, large gatherings and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center remain closed.
Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance.
Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.