By this time next year, Wood County could have a new state park.
A $1.3 million contract was awarded for development of the land we showed you in pictures two years ago. It will include picnic areas, a port site, walking trails and parking spaces.
For now though, the access road to the site will remain.
"We have an access road there now; it's not satisfactory," says Wood County Commissioner Bob Tebay. "It could be used temporarily to get the main road built. Hopefully, if we can work out the arrangements with the Highway Department, that could be completed in the spring and tie it all together."
Bosley Construction, which won the contract, plans to begin work at Fort Boreman before the end of this month, and it could be completed by next spring.