News from the Park

September 2013 Monthly Update

Written by Rhondella Morgan

This morning I woke up to the sound of a school bus.  I next checked out Facebook and found there was one common theme to the updates, school is back in session.  End of summer is always hard until I think of what is ahead.  So let’s get to it!

Camping:  Camp Hosts play a vital role in our campground.  They camp in the park one month at a time, doing routine maintenance at the sites and visiting with the campers.  We wish to thank Richard Wagner our August host and welcome Dick and Sally Warnke our September hosts.

Firewood and Ice Sales:  For your convenience, firewood and ice is for sale in the park at the Park Office.  The best part of purchasing your firewood and ice from us is all proceeds are used by the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park for park improvements.

Concession Stand:  The concession stand ice cream freezer is empty and defrosted.  The window shuttered for another year.  I want to say a special thank you to Tara Kos and her volunteers for their work this summer.  The money raised in the concession will be used for special events at the park.  We are also saving for some new improvements.  Keep an eye out for our next update!

Adolph and Marie Ansay Welcome Center:  The Welcome Center may be just what you need for a family gathering or party.  It is available for rent on a daily basis.  Call the park office at 262-285-3015 to check its available dates and/or to reserve the building.

Cabin Update:  There is now $100,000 toward the cabin project.  We only need about $50,000 more to reach the goal.   The Cabin committee are working on final drawings and plans along with applying for one last grant.  If you would like to make a tax deductible gift, you can mail checks to Harrington Beach State Park, 531 County Highway D, Belgium, WI  53004.  Be sure to write cabin on the memo line.  You can also make an online donation at  The donation button is under the thermometer. 

After Summer Hike:  The After Summer Hike is scheduled for September 21 at 6:00 p.m.  Come enjoy a walk along the beach and then stop by the Welcome Center to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over an open flame.  The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park will be providing the hot dogs, condiments, marshmallows and roasting sticks.  There will also be hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee.

Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any events.

Our next board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 26.  We hope to see you there!