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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916
(1916)

State parks,   pp. 86-89 PDF (885.0 KB)


Page 87


                       BIENNIAL REPORT                           87
                  PAYMENTS FOR PARK LANDS.
                       Interstate  Pcninsula   Devil's Lake  Marquette
1901 ...... ..............................00 .... .............. .....
1 9 0 2                 3 ,557.00  ...........................................I.........
1908         I         11,959.50      ............. .    ...................................
- - -
1909                    1 ,600.0 (.....................................................................
1910  .....................  .....*   .......... S49 ,649,00   ...........
...............
1911 ................................. . ......... ....  30,534.20   $19
  892.30  .'''
1912............ ... __.   ...      15,999.21   49,434.86   $16 158.93
1913                                                 ........0............0......................
              -.....0.28........       1 0           0 00.00
1914 .................................. ..................... ............
 ' .... ...  10,000.0()
1 9 1 5                                                ............................9..........................................................9,980.95
                      320,751.50  $96,182.41  $128,497.44     $46,139.88
  In addition to the appropriations there has been some income from the
sale of old buildings, fuel, leases, concessions, etc., which, with the amount
left over from the appropriations, makes up the present "Park Purchase
Fund," amounting to $12,695.46.
  All of the state parks have been designated as wild life refuges, and game
is increasing in them. Camping sites are laid out on two of the parks,
and these are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Maps show-
ing the camp sites are in preparation. Campers are charged 5Oc per week
to pay for supervision and annual cleaning of the grounds. They are
also required to deposit five dollars with the park superintendent as a
guarantee that they will leave their camp site in good condition. Should
the site need special cleaning the superintendent deducts the cost from the
deposit. Portable camp sites are being leased at $10.00 per year rental
with privilege of renewal. Ten leases of this character have been made to
date.
  The following rules and regulations have been adopted and are made a
part of all leases:
  For Fire Prevention: Campers must not leave fires without knowing
they are out. Smokers must not throw matches, cigarettes, or pipe ashes
where there is a chance of fire starting.
  Camping Parties must secure a permit to camp on park grounds from
the park superintendent.
  Hunting or Trapping or the carrying or using of fire arms is strictly
prohibited.
  Trees, Shrubs and Plants shall not be mutilated. The carving or
writing on any buildings or rock, and the removal or defacement of signs
is prohibited.
  Automobile Drivers shall not run their cars above 15 miles per hour
at any time on park roads.
  The Prohibition relating to intoxicating liquors on the grounds must
be strictly observed by campers and cottagers.
  Boats and Other Property of campers and cottagers must not be
-tampered with, and glass of any kind, tin cans, or other rubbish that might
injure bathers must not be thrown into the lake.
  Rowdyism in deportment and profane language will not be tolerated
on the grounds. Violaters of this rule will be expelled from the -grounds
and prosecution will follow if persisted in.
  Persons Who Violate any of the Foregoing Rules will be summarily
removed from the park and be subject to the laws as provided. The park


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