By the Press Times team
BROWN COUNTY – Brown County Parks hosted a media open house on Tuesday, May 24 at the soon-to-be-open Brown County Reforestation Campground – the first campground to open in the Brown County for over 40 years.
Parks Manager Matt Kriese said the highly anticipated campground will officially open on Friday, June 3, with first arrivals at 3 p.m.
“Construction is nearing completion and the sites are ready to accept visitors to create (lifetime) memories,” Kriese said. “It’s not often, if ever, that we focus our work on developing a new campground; however, with the support of the Brown County Board of Supervisors, County Executive Troy Streckenbach, and the community, we will be ready to open this 51-site campground (June 3) and we couldn’t be more excited. .
Streckenbach said the Greater Green Bay Area’s recent ranking as the third best place to live in the nation by U.S. News & World Report underscores the importance of a continued need for “investments in county community assets.” of Brown who contribute to making our region a high quality tourist destination.”
“This campground offers a variety of new amenities so visitors and residents can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with the unique ability to hear a lion’s roar or other animal sounds at night. because of its location next to the NEW zoo,” he said. .
Kriese said the property will offer a variety of amenities, including full RV hookups, small tent sites and two restroom and shower buildings, with walking access to the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
The county has invested $1.2 million to develop the campground and expects about 20,000 visitors annually.
Kriese said he should generate around $125,000 in annual revenue.
The sites will only be bookable online, on browncountyparks.org.