The Wisconsin DNR has announced some temporary trail closures to the northern half of Potawatomi State Park’s trail system, effective immediately. This is due to logging operations underway to improve safety for visitors and the health of the park’s ecosystem. A commercial logger contracted by the DNR will remove hazardous trees impacted by beech bark disease and the emerald ash borer. This will make future trail conditions safer for visitors who enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, and snowmobiling in the park. This will also create room for other tree species and slow the spread of pests and harmful diseases. The southern portion of the trail system within the park will remain open. There will still be snowmobile access by way of southern entry points up to and including the campground. The connecting trails linked to the county’s snowmobile trails will remain open. The park staff is hoping to reopen the northern trails this coming spring.