September Camping Trip - Merrick State Park, Fountain City, WI

MERRICK STATE PARK – FOUNTAIN CITY, WISCONSIN


Merrick State Park is located on the beautiful backwaters of the Mississippi River. All Island Campground sites have river access for mooring watercraft or fishing directly from the sites. There are 2.5 miles of manicured trails which are easily traveled with very few hills and there are additional more challenging trails within close proximity. Two boat landings provide easy launching for all sizes of boats. Canoes can be rented at the office. Shore fishing is very accessible for visitors without watercraft. A pet picnic area offers visitors a place to enjoy the parks with their pets.

Trip Description:
This trip is planned for 30 people, but could add additional campers if this fill up quickly. Because of the travel distance (4-1/2 hours from most Chicago suburbs), this trip is planned for three nights from Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22. You are welcome to come for any length of stay, but the price will remain the same. This camping trip has ample opportunity for informal hiking, biking, and canoeing/kayaking. The campsite has direct river access.


Link to the Merrick State Park WI DNR website:
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/merrick/

Payment:
The cost per person for this event will be $42. Your fee includes:
- Breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
- Dinner on Friday and Saturday
- Group site fees
- Firewood for the weekend
- Miscellaneous cleaning supplies, cooking supplies, cooking fuel, Paypal fees, etc

This event is pre-pay for you to be able to RSVP YES. If your plans change and you need to cancel, you must request a refund NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AT 10:00 PM to receive a full refund. After Wednesday, 9/11, full refunds will only be available once your spot is taken by another camper.


Food Arrangements:
Everyone should bring their own food for dinner on Thursday (we will have a dining out option for those who arrive before 7 PM) and all lunches, snacks, and beverages. Breakfast for Friday and Saturday and dinner on Friday and Saturday are included in your fee. Complete details on meals will be sent to the group prior to the event. If you have any meal suggestions, you can email them to me. Although it is not required, if you are planning to bring something to share with the group, you may indicate this in your RSVP to minimize duplication.  ALL beverages - alcohol and non-alcohol - is BYOB.

Parking and Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Permits:
All cars must have a Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker. We can have only 10 cars at this group site. I highly suggest carpooling, although there is nearby overflow parking. If you are willing to carpool, please use the "comment" field in the RSVP and indicate where you are leaving from and how many you can take along in your car.

Miscellaneous Reminders:
- Pets are allowed on this camping trip so please indicate in your RSVP if you will be bringing your dog
- Fountain City, Wisconsin is a 4-1/2 hour drive from the north suburbs – so plan accordingly
- This is an adult only event – please no children/teens

I will be emailing final details about the group site, directions, and dinner menu options during the week before the event. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

Regards,


Your Merrick State Park Event Hosts

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  • Birt H.

    I had a good time, saw some old friends, and made some new ones.

    September 27, 2013

  • Zak

    September 24, 2013

  • Deb M.

    Wonderful time, good to meet new people, had a great time hiking, exploring and flushing out the dragonflies...

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • Walter W.

    Nice trip, good food and good campers

    September 23, 2013

  • Zak

    Had a great time hiking at Whitewater & Perrot State Parks

    September 23, 2013

  • Tim K

    Best. Meetup. Group. Ever.

    September 22, 2013

  • Gabe

    As always, a great camping trip with wonderful people!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Melissa

    Great camping trip with some of the greatest people on earth. Thanks for the best birthday weekend ever!!!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Tom

    Great friends (including the new ones), great weather, great fishing!

    September 22, 2013

  • Bill

    Great time.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Gabe

    I'll be there Friday morning. I'm bringing a couple of quick breads.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    I will probably stop at the local bakery for breads and desserts. Maybe some coffee cake? Let me know if anyone would like anything specific as I am open for suggestions.

    September 18, 2013

  • Deb M.

    I am bringing guacamole!

    September 17, 2013

  • Jeudi

    Melissa and all, I just found out I have unchangeable ballet tix for Thursday night so illness coming up Friday morning. What might be the possibility of staryng over Sunday night (ie, would i have to move, how much would it cost?) and would anyone else be interested in that?

    September 17, 2013

    • Tim K

      Ug, Jeudi, I've been having the most aggravating computer problems myself. I had to buy a new laptop because the power connection on my old one has become very unreliable. I hate auto-scroll and auto-zoom on this infernal thing!!! And my attempts to figure out how to disable it have yielded no success yet.

      September 17, 2013

    • Trinda

      Tim, those kinds of settings are usually under the Mouse, Mousepad or Trackpad settings.

      September 17, 2013

  • Cathy

    Melissa, I will be bringing a green salad to have Friday or Saturday night. And probably a dessert.

    September 17, 2013

  • Jeudi

    Melissa and all, I just found out I have unchangeable ballet tix for Thursday night so illness coming up Friday morning. What might be the possibility of staryng over Sunday night (ie, would i have to move, how much would it cost?) and would anyone else be interested in that?

    September 17, 2013

  • Melissa

    Weather Update: Looks like a potential for rain/t-storms on Thursday - bring your rain gear!!!

    September 17, 2013

  • Miguel

    I'm so sorry but I wont be able to go, I just canceled in case someone else can take my spot

    Have fun!

    September 16, 2013

  • Trinda

    I believe this is a better address to use in your GPS:

    Merrick State Park
    S2965 Wisconsin Route 35
    Fountain City, WI 54629
    (608)[masked]

    And here's the Park map:
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/merrick/pdfs/merrickparkmap.pdf

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Melissa

    Merrick State Park Camping Meetup - Last Minute Details has been sent out. Please check your email!!!

    September 16, 2013

    • Melissa

      There was a typo in the pre-trip literature. This is a Thursday to Sunday trip - you can setup on the campsite anytime after 3 PM on Thursday (not Friday as stated)!!!

      September 16, 2013

    • Melissa

      OK, one more update. I'm pretty sure the actual physical address of the park isn't a Box number.


      I believe this would be a better address to send out
      Merrick State Park
      S2965 Wisconsin Route 35
      Fountain City, WI 54629
      (608)[masked]
      And here's the Park map: http://dnr.wi.gov/top...­

      I assume the tent icon shown by Island Campground is the Group site.

      September 16, 2013

  • Gabe

    Which campsite are we in? Coordinates? I plan to be there on Friday morning.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited about next week. I will need to leave Saturday afternoon because of a family engagement Sunday morning.

    September 12, 2013

  • Bill

    Looking forward to it.

    September 9, 2013

  • Tim K

    I'm looking for someone with whom to carpool. Please contact me if you want to share the ride.

    September 3, 2013

  • Cathy

    And my little dog too!

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Melissa

      So glad you guys can attend - bring your fishing gear!!!

      July 29, 2013

  • Gabe

    I've been to Perrot State Park just south of this WI park and loved it on both occasions. I imagine this park, right on the mighty Mississippi, is just as good.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to bring my dog Sandy. Looking forward to my first trip with the group

    July 25, 2013

  • Heidi

    +1 dog

    July 24, 2013

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