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Jul
9
Thu
Camping at Wisconsin Interstate Park @ Wisconsin Interstate State Park
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm

Paddle, bike or hike a fantastic park in your back yard.A steep-sided gorge called the “Dalles of the St. Croix” is the scenic focus of Wisconsin’s oldest state park. The park’s Ice Age Interpretive Center features a 20-minute film, photographs, murals and other information about the great glaciers. Three state natural areas are contained within the park’s 1,400 acres protecting unique glacial features and plant communities. Habitat types include upland and lowland forest, and bedrock glade. The park contains numerous wetland areas and encircles Lake O’ the DallesGo for a site in the North Campground with views overlooking the river.Reserve your own site starting August 9th at 9:00am. I’m going for site 36.

Jul
23
Thu
Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park @ Devil's Lake State Park
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm

Founded in 1911, Devil’s Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. Devil’s Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil’s Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Get a site in the Northern Lights Campground.Reserve your own site starting August 23rd at 9:00 AM. I’ll try for a site near 228 which is in a mix of electric and non-electric sites.Note: This park qualifies for the National Park Passes as it is included in the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Holders of National Parks passports receive a waiver of the vehicle admissions fees, but camping fees are not affected. Per the park website, call for specifics on multiple tents per campsite.

Aug
6
Thu
Group camping at Itasca State Park @ Itasca State Park
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher’s Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann’s Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota’s seven National Natural Landmarks. Elk Lake Group Camp – Hand pump for water, vault toilets, and a small, screened shelter building are available. Tents, trailers, campers, and RVs are permitted. Cost will be $25 per person.

Aug
21
Fri
Road Trip 2020 – Door County Wisconsin and the Michigan UP @ Peninsula State Park
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

See individual postings for more detail. Everyone will make there own site reservations.

Aug
22
Sat
Peninsula State Park (Door Co. WI) @ Peninsula State Park
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

Reservations open 9/22/2019 at 9:00am. Vehicle pass is $30.00/yr or $13.00/day. Site restrictions: 6 people, 2 motor vehicles (Car + trailer = 1). Number of tents is at the parks discretion.Spectacular bluffs, 8 miles of shoreline, 1868 Lighthouse, Swimming beach, Hiking and Biking trails, Naturalist programs, short drive to Door County communities.Reserve your site at: https://wisconsin.goingtocamp.com/Suggested sites: 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 777 in the South Nicollet Bay Campground.

Aug
25
Tue
Hurricane River Campground at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore @ Hurricane River Campground
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 10:00 am

Reservations open 2/25/2020 at 9:00am. This is a small campground so make your reservations early at www.recreation.gov/ (50% off with Senior Pass). Sandstone cliffs, Beaches, Sand dunes, waterfalls, Deep forests, Unique landscapes, Hiking, Kayaking, Lighthouses and boat cruises. No electric, water or sewer hookups, 2 vehicles per site, 2 tents allowed.

Aug
28
Fri
Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor @ Fort Wilkins State Park East Camp Ground
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 10:00 am

Reservations can be made at https://www.midnrreservations.com/ on 2/28/2020 at 8:00am. Suggested sites are 2-10 at the East Campground. You will need a Michigan Passport for $33.00/yr or $9.00/day. Restored 1844 Military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior. Costumed interpreters. Hiking.

Aug
31
Mon
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 10:00 am

Reservations can be made after 3/1/2020 at 9:00am at https://www.midnrreservations.com/Check out the sites in the Union Bay Campground on the lake.6 people/2cars per site.Michigan passport required. Towering old growth hardwood stands, Roaring waterfalls, Sweeping vistas, Nature programs, Hiking, “Lake of the Clouds”, Summit peak, Rrosque Isle River and a sandy beach.

Sep
17
Thu
Pattison State Park @ Pattison State Park
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

The park encompasses 1,476 acres of forested land – mostly balsam fir, birch, aspen and spruce – wetlands, a lake and rivers. It’s features include: Wisconsin’s highest waterfall, Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, a 300-foot beach on Interfalls Lake, and Little Manitou Falls, a 31-foot twin waterfall. Almost 200 species of birds come to the park, 54 species of mammals live here, and many reptiles and amphibians dwell in Pattison’s varied habitats. The park has over nine miles of hiking trails, offering stunning views of the waterfalls. Pattison State Park’s campground has 59 regular (family) campsites, 18 of them with electric hookups and three remote walk-in sites. There is a sanitary dumping station but no sewer or water hookups. Showers and flush toilets are available during the summer.Make your own reservations starting October 17th at 9:00am. I’m going for site 44.

Oct
23
Fri
Halloween Camping!!! @ Frontenac State Park
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm

Let’s have an end of season spooky camp out at this gorgeous park! Bring your decorations and costumes! Saturday night dinner of lasagna, garlic bread and salad. And candy!!! We can figure out who is bringing what closer to the event. Have some scary stories to tell!! Kids welcome!🕸🌕🦉😳😱🤡👿👻💀🎃👺👁Reserve your own site. Highly recommend electric for heaters!!!

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