This remote and captivating location of Lost Lake has remained a mystery to many Fort campers because of the difficulty in reaching it. The ‘boggy’ trail creates challenging conditions (wet ones for sure!) much of the year. Kids love this kind of fun; parents not so much.
The Trails project will allow campers of all physical abilities to take a short hike via boardwalk to this stunning location – the Southern edge of the hidden Lost Lake! Along the way, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of God’s creation, pausing to reflect and praise Him for the wonders around you. This remote and peaceful location offers solitude—a safe haven for early morning walks with your Bible and a cup of coffee, as the fog gently hovers above the water’s surface.
In addition to a serene morning stroll, Fort also intends to use this trail, boardwalk, and dipping platform for nature education and Nature Center classes.
The Trails project is funded by several Fort Family and Friends – one of whom is now with Jesus. Their vision and generosity are making this trail project a reality for thousands of campers for years to come.
The Fort is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land – a long standing partnership with the DNR allows Fort to develop and use trails for horsemanship, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. In partnership with the DNR – Lost Lake property is owned by State of Wisconsin.
Conceptual Design – Summer 2022
Discussions underway with the DNR, to access Lost Lake and other parts of state land via boardwalks.
Anticipate commencing the project in 2024-25
By the Numbers
Thankful for God’s provision – stewarding your resources
1/4 mile hike to Lost Lake
4 contemplation benches
5 educational signs
360 linear feet of boardwalk
1 amazing view!