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Former nude beach to get a facelift


May 17, 2018

The former infamous Mazo nude beach will be redeveloped beginning this summer into a picnic area and canoe landing, in a $506,000 project approved Wednesday by the State Building Commission.

For decades, nudists or naturists from around the Midwest visited the clothing-optional beach on the Wisconsin River opposite the Ferry Bluff State Natural Area.

Over the years, Dane County district attorneys did not prosecute individuals for nudity unless it involved disorderly conduct or some other anti-social behavior.

However, Department of Natural Resources surveillance and the enforcement of publ...

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