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.
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:
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.
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.
- 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.
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