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Fort Atkinson Preserve closed for renovations

  • 3/26/2024 11:40:00 AM
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FORT ATKINSON -- Fort Atkinson State Preserve in Winneshiek County is currently closed to visitors as crews begin work to repair and stabilize the 1840s-era fort structures. The closure will continue until the project is complete later this summer. 

“We are excited to start the important work of restoring features of this historic site,” said Detra Dettman, northeast Iowa district supervisor for DNR Parks, Forests and Preserves Bureau.

Fort Atkinson is a nationally significant military post from the 1840s managed by the Iowa DNR as a state preserve. The construction project is funded in part through a grant from the Save America's Treasures program from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund, Department of the Interior; and donations from the Friends of Fort Atkinson.

“The work should be completed well ahead of the Friends of Fort Atkinson Annual Rendezvous event to be held September 28-29,” says DNR District Supervisor Detra Dettmann.

For more information contact Volga River State Recreation Area at 563-425-4161.