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Devils Lake State Park Camping

Is anyone interested in a "Paleo Camping" weekend at Devils Lake? Thought we could all meet Friday evening and leave Sunday morning-ish. Plenty to do there: Hiking, swimming, Rock climbing.

Even though we can get 6 people in a campsite, it might be good to target 3-4 people per site since we may have multiple tents at each.

Only two cars are allowed per campsite and you will need a State Park sticker. Carpooling maybe needed. Once we get the final number, we can sort out who will camp where. For now, lets shoot for 12 people on three campsites. 

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  • Brian S

    Hey Roger, Jess has been bugging me about that ginger-flavored trail mix. Do you have a link for the recipe? Also, I'm in for purchasing some bison if everyone is still up for that.

    June 17, 2014

    • Roger

      So I must confess. I stole the recipe from Go Raw Ginger Snap cookies. The ingredients are coconut (I used shredded), Sesame seeds, Dates, ginger powder. I also used raisins in place of the dates. I have no proportions.....just mixed until i found something that worked.

      June 17, 2014

  • Roger

    I sent an e-mail to all those attending next weekend. Let me if you didn't receive it. For anyone interested in joining us, but not camping, please e-mail me.

    June 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ah, this was the post I didn't see -- I was looking all over for the campsite and couldn't find you guys! Next time.

      June 17, 2014

    • Roger

      Sorry you weren't able to connect with us Maggie.

      June 17, 2014

  • Brian S

    Fun! Perfect weather too.

    June 16, 2014

  • Liz

    Hey everyone, I am taking Nate's spot on Friday night. Is there a group that still has room to spare in their tent?

    June 6, 2014

    • Roger

      Hey Liz, Lauren & guest dropped out and there is room for you both nights. I also have an extra tent you can barrow if you'd like

      June 6, 2014

    • Liz

      Awesome! Thanks! Yeah I may need a tent, I'll get back to you on that.

      June 7, 2014

  • Amber F.

    A few logistics items to share with the group, as my Project Manager brain just can't help it... :)

    1. Every group/tent should plan to bring a bundle of wood. I doubt we are allowed to raid the park for campfire supplies, like we do when canoe-camping. Better to have too much than not enough.

    2. Let's plan to make Saturday night the community/pot-luck Paleo/Primal meal. It sounds like people will be trickling in on Friday and most will be present on Saturday night. Plan your own meals the rest of the time (bringing any snacks to share at your own discretion). Joe and i will be bringing pork kebabs for the for Sat dinner.

    3. I can also bring a small charcoal grill, to ensure we have adequate cooking space across the three sites.

    June 6, 2014

    • Brian S

      Thanks for the logistical work, Amber. One note. They sell firewood at the park. With the recent outbreak of the Emerald Ash Borer in Madison, it would be best to buy wood from the park itself.

      June 6, 2014

    • Roger

      Thanks also Amber. Like Brian said, the State Parks are worried about the Emerald Ash Borer. So they've placed restrictions on bringing wood in from outside the park. The wood can only be brought in if it came from within 10 miles of the park. It seems people sell wood outside the parks as well. But to your point, it would be great if everyone driving to the park would buy some wood.

      June 6, 2014

  • Liz

    Hey Nate, could I grab your spot for Friday night? I'd hang out all day Saturday and then probably leave that night. Does that work?

    June 2, 2014

    • Nate

      Hey Jason, You can click on Roger's profile (just click his name) to email him.

      1 · June 3, 2014

    • Jason

      Thanks Nick I'll try that but I've been unsuccessful at sending notes with that feature I don't know if I have it setup right on my phone I'm going to send you one too let me know if you get it thank you

      June 3, 2014

  • Nate

    I'll be sure to bring some venison for everyone along for Saturday night.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've joined the wait list, and thought I'd just come over and hang out for a bit either on Friday evening or Saturday during the day! If a spot magically opens up Saturday night then I may stay, but it'll be great either way.

    May 21, 2014

    • Roger

      Maggie, based on what Nate mentioned.....if you want to plan on coming Friday night, then perhaps we can figure out if there is enough room on one of the three campsites for you to stay Saturday as well. We have some smart people attending, so we can figure something out I'm sure:)

      May 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks guys! Actually, the one night I can't stay over is Friday night -- but I can come hang out Friday evening and then come back for Saturday and sleep over if there's room! I have an early paddle-run race on Lake Wingra Saturday morning.

      May 21, 2014

  • Judy L

    Thinking for coming during the day.

    May 20, 2014

  • Brian S

    I'm happy to gee anyone a ride from Madison who needs one. I have a sticker already.

    May 19, 2014

  • Roger

    Hey Everyone,
    We’re less than a month away from our camping weekend, so I thought I would get out a message and see if anyone had something to add. Right now we have 11 people. Camping assignments:
    Site 456: Amber, Joe, Lauren + Guest
    Site 457: Roger, Matt, Patty
    Site 463: Brian + Guest, Nate + Guest

    Everyone can settle up on costs over the weekend. Only two cars per campsite are allowed. Matt and Patty, we may need to figure out carpooling arrangements since I’m not sure if there is anywhere to park an extra vehicle. I’m coming from the Milwaukee area and can swing through Madison on Friday late afternoon/early evening to pick someone up. Also, everyone driving will need a park sticker.

    I’ll be bringing a grill and a camp stove. I guess we’ll stay with our normal Meet-Up ways…….bring something “Paleo Friendly” for everyone.

    I have no agenda planned. Thought we could do a hike sometime Saturday for anyone interested.
    Let’s hope for No Rain!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Nate

    It looks like my girlfriend and I won't be coming until Saturday morning. So if someone wants to camp Friday and Saturday night they can have the last spot. If nobody takes it then we will just camp on Saturday night.

    May 14, 2014

  • Nate

    I see there is only one spot left. I'd like to come and bring my girlfriend along. Is it possible to bring another person if we're sharing a tent? It appears that all the campsites for that date are reserved.

    May 13, 2014

    • Kate

      I won't be able to make it after all so that shouldn't matter. I just changed my RSVP to no.

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Roger

    Cool, glad to see a number of people interested.

    It didn't appear anyone had a weekend preference….so I chose the June 13-15 weekend. I reserved one campsite already, but having trouble booking another. I don't think the website thru the DNR will allow multiple reservations. SO I will be e-mailing a couple people asking if they are willing to reserve a neighboring campsite.

    February 3, 2014

  • Brian S

    Currently both dates work for me.

    February 3, 2014

  • Nate

    Awesome idea Roger, and thanks for posting an event! I'll have to wait until closer to know if I can go or not though.

    February 2, 2014

  • Kate

    I'm in for either weekend. Never been to Devil's Lake but have always heard really good things about it.

    February 2, 2014

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