Mondeaux Dam Lodge

Mondeaux Dam LodgeMondeaux Dam Lodge remains closed as restoration of this historic Wisconsin treasure continues. Mondeaux Dam Lodge is a key recreational anchor. The lodge was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and includes a restaurant building, caretaker’s residence and garage. This aging facility was starting to show significant signs of deterioration to the foundation and upon further investigation, the Forest Service confirmed that water was infiltrating the building’s crawl space and compromising the integrity of the entire structure. Starting in 2017, steps were taken to expose the foundation and stop runoff from further deteriorating its structural integrity. At the same time, efforts were placed on finding a permanent solution to repair facilities while maintaining historical integrity.

In 2017 the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest began a multi-year renovation project at the historic Mondeaux Dam Lodge.

This multi-year project was broken down into four phases. Phase 1 included new picnic tables, two new public boat docks and new sand on the beach. These renovations were completed in 2017.

Phase 2 is anticipated to be complete by the end of May which is the designs for interior/exterior building renovations of the lodge, wastewater system upgrades, as well as plans for an accessible path to beach and glacial spring. These designs were completed though a contract with U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc. 

The design has been reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Forest Service is working closely with the SHPO to ensure proper steps are taken in design so that the Lodge is not only repaired for enjoyment of future generations, but the historical integrity and feel of the buildings are not lost.

Along with the design completion, the Forest has secured funding for the renovations of the lodge. Contract solicitations for the renovations of the lodge will happen this summer which is Phase 3 of the project.

Depending on bid prices and available funding, Phase 4 of the project may also be completed which is the renovations of the living quarters, garage and glacial spring

The Forest anticipates awarding a contract for the renovations yet this year.

As restoration continues, the Mondeaux Dam Snack Shack plans to be back again this year offering snacks, bait and firewood to visitors and campers. The Snack Shack is under a USDA Forest Service' special uses permit. 

Phase 1 

Phase 1 of Mondeaux Dam Lodge renovation project was completed late in the fall of 2017.  New picnic tables, two new public day use boat docks and new sand on the beach completed work for this phase.

New docks installed at Mondeaux Dam New picnic table and sand at Mondeaux Dam

 

Phase 2 Update

Phase 2 is anticipated to be complete by the end of May which is the designs for interior/exterior building renovations of the lodge, wastewater system upgrades, as well as plans for an accessible path to beach and glacial spring. These designs were completed though a contract with U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc. 


Mondeaux Dam Lodge Renovations Progressing Forward News Release

View Mondeaux Dam Snack Shack News Release

Mondeaux Dam Lodge Rehabilitation Phase 1 (Summer 2017)





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