For the first time in two decades on Monday, Chaudoir’s Dock County Park’s boat launch will see major improvement. The park and launch will be closed from Monday until Wednesday as the boat launch parking lot will be getting resurfaced. The launch sees nearly as much action as the launches at Carmody County and Pinney County parks, says Door County Parks Manager Burke Pinney. He adds the amount of usage it gets paired with high water levels have been main factors in the parking lot wear and tear.
Pinney says people brought up the issue of potholes at the launch regularly last year and that patching them became a band-aid. The money for the permanent fix will come from the boat launch fund that consists of launch user fees, and no tax levy money is being used for the project. Over the duration of resurfacing, Pinney suggests people use Carmody County Park to launch if they’re coming from the north and Bay Shore County Park in Brown County if they’re coming from the south.