By Tim Kowols
A new campground in Jacksonport could be operating as soon as September after the Door County Resource Planning Committee approved the conditional use permit for the site by a 3-1 vote. Under the conditional use permit applied for by Cary Cherie Lauritzen, the campground would have 130 campsites, a two-story “check-in” building, and facilities for bathrooms, showers, and laundry on a 21-acre lot near the town’s entrance at Highway 57 and Bagnall Road. While 10 to 12 people spoke at Thursday’s hearing against the campground, Jacksonport Town Chairperson and Door County Board Supervisor Randy Halstead says no one spoke out against it before then and expects it to have a positive impact on the area.
The campground joins the growing list of new projects slated in Jacksonport, which includes extending their sidewalks, expanding their fire station, and remodeling their town hall.