the closure of the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area for the season, the Fort
McCoy Outdoor Recreation staff is turning its attention to the Pine
View Recreation Area to prepare it for upcoming activities this spring
Employees from Xcel Energy work
on upgrading the electricity at Fort McCoy’s Pine View
Recreation Area. The work will help pave the way for additional
cabins to support guests who want to stay at the Fort McCoy
facility and take advantage of its offerings. (Photo
by Rob Schuette
Coughlin and Cathy Caulum, Outdoor Recreation employees, said the
Equipment Checkout Center, building 8053, is beginning to ramp up for
the summer season. New for rental this year are global positioning
system units and kayaks.
addition, the facility will have fishing and boating equipment,
outdoor sports equipment and other summer-type equipment for rent.
Pine View also offers various lodging opportunities ranging from Yurts
and tents to camping sites with electricity, cable and/or water for
recreational vehicles to fixed facilities such as cabins. The lodging
is open year-round.
busy ordering supplies and finalizing agendas to prepare for the
season," Coughlin said.
first special event is the Saturday, April 4 Fools Run 5K at the Pine
View campground. The activity is open to the public and will have an
entrance fee of $10 per person and $30 per family.
runs are scheduled July 4 and Aug. 8. The Aug. 8 event will include a
dog jog event. A bicycle race will be held Sept. 26, and a Roadkill
Run will be held Oct. 24 at the Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.
summer camping season will kick off with the Memorial Day Jamboree
Weekend from May 22-25," Caulum said. "We will have family
competitions and other events."
major upcoming events at Pine View will be the Family Fun Day
Saturday, July 11. Activities will include inflatable games for
children and a Velcro wall-climbing event.
haunted trails event for Halloween will be Aug. 21-22. The event will
include a child-friendly (not-so-scary) trail and a scary trail,
Coughlin said. Other events will include site and pumpkin decorating
events, costume parties and spooky crafts.
number of special weekend activities will include night glow golf and
Christmas (in July) golf. The summer season will end with a Labor Day
event from Sept. 4-6.
and the Pine View facility are open to the public. Pine View also has
a Camp Store and a Swimming Beach, which are open from the Memorial
Day to Labor Day weekends. Personnel do not have to be camping or
staying in Pine View lodging to compete in events or use the
facilities, unless otherwise noted (such as the Halloween site
most up-to-date listings about Pine View events/activities and costs
can be found at the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
Web site at http://www.mccoymwr.com
or by calling the MWR Event Line at 877-864-4969 or 608-388-7400.
information about Pine View and reservations also can be made by