The Pine View Recreation Area, which is open year-round, will
kick off its summer season hours and recreational activities,
effective Friday, May 23, during the Memorial Day weekend. The
facility is open to the public.
Karla Miller of the Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation staff said
the Pine View Swimming Beach and Camp Store will begin summer hours
May 23. Summer-themed weekends also will be offered throughout the
Labor Day weekend, which ends Sept. 1.
Various camping opportunities and recreation sporting events
will be available.
The Campground Office/Equipment Check-Out Center also will have
extended operational hours.
The Swimming Beach will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and
will have a lifeguard on duty during those times.
The Camp Store will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 9
a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Patrons can enjoy sporting activities, including horseshoes,
volleyball, paddle boats and miniature golf on site. Various
camping/lodging opportunities also are available. Miller said these
will include fixed sites, such as cabins or duplexes, or more mobile
lodging units such as two yurts and various-sized trailers. The mobile
lodging units can be rented on post by anyone, and the trailers can be
rented and used on or off post by authorized military, military
retirees and Department of Defense civilian personnel.
Special-themed weekends will begin with a Memorial Day Weekend
Celebration, which includes family games, kayak races, a ladder golf
tournament and night golf.
Other themed weekends include a Pine View Birthday Party June
20-22, a Family Fun Day July 12 and Haunted Trails Aug. 22-24.
A complete listing of events can be found at the Morale,
Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web site.
Pine View also is hosting a fishing contest, which is open to
anyone with the required Wisconsin/Fort McCoy permits/licenses. Fish
must be caught in installation waters, and anglers must follow all
Miller said an improvement project for the camping sites on
Circle 3 also is scheduled to begin shortly. The project will include
upgraded electrical and cable services to that area.
The Campground Office/Equipment Checkout Center will be open
from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays,
effective May 23.
For more information about Pine View activities/events, call
(608) 388-3517/2619 or visit the Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com/Facilities/pineview.htm.