One of my favorite places on earth. Nice people, pristine beach, beautiful scenery. A wonderful place to spend quality time with good friends. Thank you for your interest in the development of the Mazomanie Beach. I am pleased to report that a lot has been accomplished within the last few months. We hired a contractor to perform timber stand improvements within the 67 acre area by cutting and removing woody invasives, including buckthorn and honeysuckle.
Naturists, as some nudists prefer to be called, are coming to grips with the naked truth that the days of enjoying Mazo Beach in the buff might be coming to an end. On Friday, the Naturist Society sent an "urgent" email alert calling for allies to bare their opposition to a state plan that calls for law enforcement to end years of de facto tolerance for skinny dipping. The sandbar about 25 miles from Madison is one of the most popular destinations for nude beachgoers. Some estimates say that 70, visitors frolic in the freshwater, on the beach and in the surrounding woods each year, The New York Times says. Exposing one's genitals is a misdemeanor in Wisconsin, but authorities in liberal Dane County have looked the other way for decades. There is a June 19 deadline for public comment about the management plan for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, which includes provisions threatening the nudists' limited use of Mazo Beach. A petition asks people to declare that they "support the continued inclusion of long-standing traditional clothing-optional usage of the beach," and that "whether or not I choose nude recreation as my personal option, I oppose any action by the [Department of Natural Resources] or any other public officials to restrict or eliminate such usage. Officials had already shut the beach and the surrounding area on weekdays during the past year and cracked down on public sex and drug use in the area, WISC-TV reports.
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The Department of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday that the famous Mazo Beach — shown here in — has been closed to public use, effective immediately. A sign at the Mazo Beach during the National Nude Weekend advises attendees to cover up when leaving the area. The Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced that the famous Mazo Beach has closed to public use, effective immediately. For decades, the agency has tried to curb unsightly behaviors at the beach on the Wisconsin River near Mazomanie by prohibiting camping, scaling back hours, restricting surrounding wooded areas and closing it on weekdays. But sex and drug use have persisted, and Brian Hefty, a natural resources area supervisor, said enforcement has become too consuming of DNR staff time. The beach is located in a acre state natural area, about three miles north of the village of Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County.
By Helen Pow. An infamous nude beach in southern Wisconsin has been shutdown on weekdays after a spate of illicit outdoor sex, public drug use and cruising. Nudists from around the country have been traveling to Mazomanie Beach for decades, but the state Department of Natural Resources is fed up with the sordid behavior and today announced it was putting a stop to it. Infamous: The infamous Mazomanie nude beach in southern Wisconsin has been shutdown on weekdays after a spate of illicit outdoor sex, public drug use and cruising. Wardens arrested 26 people for illicit sex and 16 people for drugs during just nine days of surveillance in Along with the closure we will add extra law enforcement presence. The agency announced that it will close the beach, surrounding islands and wooded areas on weekdays beginning immediately and extending until September