FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. -

The rising Mississippi River has caused the south, group and island campgrounds to close at Merrick State Park near Fountain City, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The north campgrounds remains open and is not affected by the high water, the DNR said. Park staff hopes to reopen the closed areas by mid-July if the weather cooperates.  

Park staff has contacted all campers with reservations in the coming weeks. If you have questions about other campsite availability at the park, call Chris Lake, park ranger at (608) 687-4936.