Will there be a loss of any existing recreation at Rib Mountain State Park due to an expansion of recreation?
No. The existing “top of the mountain features,” such as the amphitheater, day use areas, tower, Friends shelter and parking lots will be untouched. Hiking trails off the top will also continue to exist and be open to use. The quarry area will be untouched. The only alterations described in the SE assessment are the addition of multiple-use areas on small portions of existing trails and the grade adjustment to hiking trails in certain areas to improve their sustainability or alignment with other recreational features. Hunting will also continue at the park, as will skiing at Granite Peak, which is working with the DNR to facilitate safety and seasonality.