Judge: Man who caused campground closure must seek treatment
WHITE LAKE, Wis. — A judge says a man whose behavior resulted in the closure of a popular northern Wisconsin campground must seek treatment at a mental health facility.
Officials had closed the Boulder Lake Campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest because a nearby property owner was holding target practice on his land, which was legal but had authorities worried about the safety of campers.
WLUK-TV reports that Judge Jay Conley also suspended the man’s right to possess firearms.
All campground reservations for the summer were canceled earlier this month. Law enforcement and National Forest Service representatives are meeting in the next week to talk about the possibility of reopening the campground.
The campground, which is about 55 miles northwest of Green Bay, has 89 campsites and is generally open from May to October.
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