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Only one area state park remains closed

It's safe to plan a trip based on camping in the state parks.

Of the 10 state parks in west central Wisconsin just one has been closed by heavy rains and floods, said officials with the state Department of Natural Resources.

"There are campsites available," said Jean Rygiel, west central regional program manager. "We're open. It's been a nice cool spring. It's beautiful out here. The foliage is thick. There are wonderful opportunities for family time."

Though there was extensive damage at Wildcat Mountain State Park in Vernon County, the remaining nine state parks in the west central region escaped the storms with little or no damage as did most parks throughout the state.

DNR officials report boat-in campers are still enjoying the large, sandy delta at Kinnickinnic State Park in Pierce County.

They also note Burnet Island, Willow River, Perrot, Lake Wissota and Mill Bluff state parks are all green and welcoming.

Some of these parks have a few reserved sites available. All have walk-in sites available on a first come, first served basis. Rygiel recommends calling ahead to check on sites.

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