Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground, in Wisconsin is set to welcome a new comfort station that is expected to provide guests with modern amenities, including men’s and women’s restrooms, showers, and a fish cleaning station.
The 1,500-square-foot facility is located on a part of the campground that had never had a station before, making it a valuable addition for guests seeking more convenience during their stay.
The construction of the new comfort station was carried out by MDM Construction, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, for a contract amount of $475,736.
The facility will be turned over to the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, following the completion of some punch list items and the installation of the fish cleaning station being relocated from elsewhere on the campground.
Alex Karis, a representative of the Fort McCoy DFMWR, expressed his excitement about the new comfort station and noted that it would make the side of the lake more attractive to guests and more efficient for everyone.
He added, “It’s a nice facility, and we definitely look forward to having it available there.”
The addition of the new comfort station to Pine View Campground can serve as an inspiration by private campground owners and operators in the nearby area to improve their amenities as well.
The Pine View Recreation Area, which includes the campground, is managed by Fort McCoy DFMWR and offers acres of publicly accessible land with hiking trails, Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, and the Sportsman’s Range. Visitors to the area can enjoy year-round activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and more.
In addition to the new comfort station, the campground reservation office is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and guests can reserve a site or a cabin by calling 608-388-3517. For more information on rates and fees, guests can visit the Pine View Campground website at https://mccoy.armymwr.com/programs/pine-view-campground.
Fort McCoy, located in the heart of the upper Midwest, is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.
The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services nearly every year since 1984.
The addition of the new comfort station to Pine View Campground is part of Fort McCoy’s commitment to being the “Total Force Training Center.”
Visitors to the area are encouraged to learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”
Visitors can also download the Digital Garrison app to their smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another installation as their preferred base.
Finally, it is worth noting that Fort McCoy fishing rules apply for Suukjak Sep Lake, and all permits and licenses are required. Visitors can refer to the Fort McCoy iSportsman website, https://ftmccoy.isportsman.net, for more information.
Every spring, the lake is stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout, and it has a natural population of other species of fish, including bluegill and bass.
With the addition of the new fish cleaning station, guests can now clean their catch on site, making the experience more convenient and enjoyable.