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Design Phase

Project 8: Trails to Lost Lake

Did you know…

Lost Lake is hidden to campers, yet is two stones’ throw away from the Stables, with multiple species of carnivorous plants flourishing in the bog surrounding the lake (cranberries too)?

Did you know…

we currently use about twelve miles of trails on state land through our partnership with the DNR?

This project provides…

access to trails that are currently limited to summer use due to several wet marshy areas. Discussions are underway with the DNR to allow Fort to build a series of boardwalks, including access to Lost Lake, where we would like to offer Nature Center classes.

 

We need your help to bring this project to life!

Fort operates with a no-debt policy to ensure good stewardship of resources – projects are not started until funding is secured.

Would you consider donating to help make these trails a reality? Together we can bear fruit for future generations!

Trails that bring campers to a previously unreachable, pristine, and quiet spot

Project Details

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.

Updates

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

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1/4 mile hike to Lost Lake

4 contemplation benches

5 educational signs

360 linear feet of boardwalk

1 amazing view!

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