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4th annual Brights Family Campout

We are going camping! Make reservations with Texas Parks & Wildlife to join us!

Where
:
Tyler State Park (about 2 hours East of Dallas)
http://www.tpwd.state...

When:
Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21 (staying 2 nights)
Join us for one night or both! Check in time is as early as 2pm.

What we will be doing:
Tyler State park has a lake for swimming, fishing, and boating (boat rentals available). There are hiking and bike trails. We will have a group campfire with smores in the evening and some fun activities for the kids. Nearby in the city of Tyler is a zoo and a planetarium.

Cost:
Entrance fee into the park is $5 per day for those age 13 and older.

Tent/RV campsites range in price from $14 - $26 per night.
There are screened shelters available for $28 per night. These shelter sites allow 8 people and have electricity, water, a picnic table and fire ring. Tents are allowed at each shelter site as well. There are also a few limited use cabins that are $50 per night. These are climate controlled and are furnished with bunk beds and a table and chairs but no sink or bathroom and sleep 5-6.

You can make your reservation online: http://texas.reserveworld.com/SelectCampArea.aspx?pk_id=175

Or you can reserve by calling the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at[masked]

Make your reservation soon because the sites fill up fast!

We should have nice weather in October and we will have a lot of fun! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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  • Emily M.

    We all had a great time! Good friends! Lovely weather! Beautiful park!

    October 22, 2012

  • Shannon C.

    Lovely weekend and the best weather for camping! Just what our family needed!

    October 22, 2012

  • Kate S.

    We are coming on Saturday. Will you be getting together Saturday evening / Sunday as well? My cell is[masked]-1343. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    October 18, 2012

    • Shannon C.

      Yes we will definitely be having a group campfire on Saturday too!

      October 19, 2012

    • Deanne

      We're leaving about 4. Bringing some s-mores stuff and can't wait to see everyone!! As we arrive, let's get in touch with those already around and share cabin/tent space numbers.

      October 19, 2012

  • Shannon C.

    Leaving now. My number is[masked]

    October 19, 2012

  • Shannon W.

    Awesome! We should leave around 7pm, and will take your offer of tent space. Thank you Deanne! Also got wood and marshmallows on the list. Yummy. My cell is[masked]

    October 17, 2012

  • Deanne

    Oh, and let's each bring a small bundle of firewood, ok? And s'mores stuff! We have some skewers, and we can use branches, too.

    October 16, 2012

  • Deanne

    Let's put our cell numbers here so we can all get in touch with each other once we're close or there. We'll be in a modified shelter in the same shelter area as last time. My cell is[masked]-4813. Shannon (Williams), if we are there when you and your daughter get there, call me and feel free to come put up your tent by our shelter! Savvy would LOVE it! We plan to leave about 4:30 Friday evening.

    October 16, 2012

  • Dana

    I really want to go but it's just not going to work out.

    October 16, 2012

  • Kate S.

    Turns out we are going to try tent camping instead of a trailer.. We're coming in Saturday and may stay two nights, if things go well with the little ones!

    September 9, 2012

  • Jennifer B.

    Will there be any coordinated group activities? I am thinking that maybe we will make this a long day trip to join up with everyone on Saturday rather than attempt camping with the little ones.

    September 6, 2012

    • Shannon C.

      Of course we will have our campfires in the evenings, which I think is the best part of camping. I have such wonderful memories of talking and getting to know everyone better from years past.

      September 7, 2012

    • Kate S.

      We are members of the Heard Natural Science Museum in McKinney -- apparently we can get in free to the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. FYI in case anyone else is a member!

      September 9, 2012

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