Camping Trips 2018
September 14-16, 2018 Myre Big Island State Park:
This park has something for everyone. The trails take visitors around wet lowlands, oak savanna, and grasslands. Albert Lea Lake and park marshes draw hundreds of waterfowl during migration. Oak savanna and prairie landscape, including wetlands, dominate most of the park. One of the more unique aspects of the park is the 116-acre Big Island, covered with maple/basswood forest. Another is the glacial esker located in the northeast section of the park. Reserve at www.dnr.mn.us/state_parks/reservations, one year in advance.
October 12-14, 2018 Frontenac State Park:
Located on the Mississippi River, Frontenac is a birdwatcher's paradise. It's one of the best spots in the country to view birds migrating in the spring and fall. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here. No wonder: Lake Pepin's diverse habitats -- bluffland, prairie, floodplain forest and upland hardwood forest -- attract numerous warblers, hawks, waterfowl and shorebirds. Hikers and skiers enjoy spectacular views of this beautifully wooded river valley. Fishing, swimming and boat tours are all available nearby. Reserve at www.dnr.mn.us/state_parks/reservations, one year in advance.
As many of you know Minnesota State Parks have a one year in advance reservation system. Wisconsin State Parks have an 11 month in advance reservation system. Federal camp grounds, such as Gull Lake, have a 6 month in advance reservation system. If you do not have a reservation already made, do not hesitate to try to get a site or let us know in case someone has to cancel the use of their reservation. Please do not cancel a site before checking with the club as it makes good sense to give someone interested an option to buy it from you.
Sally Jenner has agreed to be our camping coordinator once again for next season. She will, with your assistance, keep track of who is going to various camp outs and site numbers for those who wish to know. You can send your information to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 651-717-5832.