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Overnight Camping Trip to Falls Lake Recreation Area

We will be staying at the Overlook Group Camp Site at the Shinleaf Campground at Falls Lake State Recreation Area.

Our reservation for the site is from 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 21 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 22.

Bring something to share for potluck dinner on Saturday and bring food/fixings for breakfast & lunch & snacks on Sunday. – Please list what you are bringing for dinner in your RSVP and I will keep a running tally on this site. 

Don't forget to bring a signed waiver for yourself and everyone in your party.

Cost:  It was $48 for the site and we'll need to purchase firewood at the campground. $3-$5 per family/group should cover the cost depending on the number who wish to attend. 

What to Bring: - I will attach a more conprehensive list in the near future. We should not need any fancy or expensive camping supplies. I will schedule an optional meeting the week of September 9th for anyone who has questions or wants to meet up before the trip.

Tent & groundcloth 
Sleeping bag & sleeping mat (or cot)
Fork, spoon, knife, cup, bowl, plate
Water bottle
Change of clothes
Flashlight and/or lantern
Bug repellant
Games, activities, songs for around the campfire

Dinner item to share on Saturday night
Breakfast, drinks, snacks & lunch for Sunday (bring cooler & stove/cooking utensils if necessary)

What I will bring for group use:
Camping Stove
Camping Lantern
Pot for boiling water for washing up or coffee
Dishwashing supplies (dishpans, soap, scrubbie)
1 Gallon Water Container
1 Extra 4-person tent for anyone who does not have one. (first to ask will get to use it)

NC State Parks rules

Alcoholic beverages, firearms (including fireworks) and other weapons are prohibited.
No collecting of dead wood lying on the ground. Do not cut live trees or limbs from trees. (We can purchase firewood from the ranger)
Quiet hours are from 10pm until 7am and are strictly enforced.
Only 5 cars will be allowed to park in front of the site. All others should be parked in the nearby parking lot after unloading

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  • Iesha

    Despite the rain, I had a wonderful time. This was my first time camping overnight. Looking forward to next time.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Angela G

    Wonderful! Looking forward to next time.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Beky

    Hi All,
    For some reason, I cannot edit this page just now, but here is the map to our particular site. The overlook group site is on the far right at the top of the peninsula.

    September 19, 2013

  • carleen

    Is anyone bringing a teenager? I would like to come but first need to see about arrangements for him, if go with out him.

    September 11, 2013

    • Beky

      I don't know if anyone is bringing another teenager, but he is certainly welcome!

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • carleen

      Thanks Becky! I checked my calendar and realized I have a half marathon Im running that day. I will keep an eye out for the next one.

      September 17, 2013

  • Angela G

    Hey Folks. Angela W and I are on a "restricted diet" so we won't be able to take part in the potluck. (I sure am going to miss the toasted marshmallows.) Looking forward to the weekend.

    September 16, 2013

  • Quisha M

    Hi, I am planning to bring a pasta salad and my friend(s) may bring a dessert. I am allergic to shellfish and sensitive to citrus. Are there any dietary restrictions in the group?

    September 10, 2013

    • Iesha

      Hi Quisha. No restrictions for me (unfortunately :). I will bring a hearty soup with crackers (Italian Chicken Soup). I'll also bring some snacks.

      September 10, 2013

  • Iesha


    I'm so excited. I've been dying to go camping. I don't have a tent, so I hope your offer to borrow one still stands. Thanks.

    August 21, 2013

    • Beky

      Yup. It's a big tent so bring a buddy.

      August 22, 2013

    • Iesha


      August 23, 2013

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