Campbell Boat Landing Fee Sparks Land Ownership Questions
As the town of Campbell begins to collect new boat launch fees for the year, we've heard some confusion about who owns what on French Island. Specifically, about two landings on the eastern edge of the island on Fisherman's Road. It's the town of Campbell that will use fee revenue to improve and maintain one of those landings despite the fact that it's federal land essentially under the jurisdiction of the city of La Crosse. The city parks department declined the Army Corps of Engineers request to maintain the landings, saying it didn't want to use city money to maintain the fed property. Campbell will use money from its new launch fees to maintain that landing and three others on the island.