COLDWATER (WTVB) - The Department of Natural Resources is again seeking public input on a new General Management Plan to guide the future of the Coldwater Lake State Park, located on the south shores of Coldwater Lake in southern Branch County.
Interested parties are invited to complete a short online survey which will be available through September14th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ColdwaterLake. This is the second opportunity for public input on the long-term future of Coldwater Lake State Park.
A public workshop was held June 17, providing an opportunity for people to share their opinions and ideas at the beginning of the planning process. The DNR will host a second open house sometime later this year to share and take comments on the draft plan.
DNR park management plan administrator Debbie Jensen said the public workshop held in June provided some valuable information regarding what local residents do and don’t want to see at Coldwater Lake State Park. She’s hoping the online survey will reach out to a wider cross-section of potential park users to further guide their planning for the park.
The 400-acre state park, with 1¼ miles of frontage on the south end of Coldwater Lake, was purchased by the state in 1988. It is currently undeveloped and used primarily for hunting with some of the parcel leased for farming.