Memorial Weekend Campout

Join us Memorial weekend for a group campout/ barbeque on a 31 acre wooded and secluded property 30 miles east of Dallas. This is a guaranteed more peaceful setting than any state park- no ear plugs are required! You'll be surrounded by old growth hardwoods, creeks, ponds, trails and wildlife. You can swim, fish, ride bikes, hike and rope swing over the rear pond if you dare. There are plenty of fun things to do for the kids too- the tire swing, crazy swing, mini bikes, archery, etc. You can camp near my home or seclude yourself back in the jungle. The cost is free, the rules are minimal-bury your waste, pack out your garbage, don't pee in my ponds. I will provide the smoked brisket for a pot luck dinner, in my home Saturday night. Everyone is welcome but parking large groups can be a challenge so plan on car-pooling

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  • juan

    How many people showed up today?

    May 23

    • Pramodh

      About 50+ including the kids.

      May 25

  • Randall O.

    bring flashlights!

    May 24

  • Randall O.

    There seems to be some confusion regarding pot luck dinner etiquette. I've had people show up with nothing. They were not invited back. Bring a bag of chips or a bottle of booze but bring real food too- salads, vegetables, your favorite casserole. Bring enough to feed everyone in your party +2. Bring serving dishes, trivets and serving utensils. I will provide the brisket, honeysuckle tea, paper plates and plastic ware. I have three ovens, two cook tops (no microwave) and an outside electrical plug you can use. I will not have refrigerator space available for others.

    1 · May 22

  • Randall O.

    The national weather forecast indicates that Sunday could see a 20% chance of rain, Monday, a 40% so here's the deal-the property is dry right now and you can drive to your campsite, unload and then move your vehicle to one of three designated parking areas. Only one of these areas is 'paved'. If it starts raining hard, everyone in the 'unpaved' areas has got to move their cars onto the county road- quickly. I'm at the end of a dead end road so no one will care but it's imperative since wrecker service to pull you out is expensive. I doubt if it’s going to be a problem but if we do get slammed with a lot of rain you will have to carry your gear out to your car.

    May 22

  • Randall O.

    I think that's the definition of a GREAT friend Brian!

    May 22

  • Brian J.

    Definition: Good Friend: One who rents a port-a-potty for your event. Rock on, Arie.

    May 21

  • Randall O.

    A few people have asked about guns and dogs. I've never allowed hunting on my property and there will be way too many people for target shooting. No dogs over 30 lbs. and if your dog presents a threat to my little dog, the kids, the wildlife or the tranquilty of my property you will be asked to leave.

    May 21

  • Randall O.

    There is a outside cold water shower behind my house that guests can use. There's no privacy screen but you can figure out how to get clean without flashing anyone. My good friend Arie covered the $95!! cost of the porta potty and I have spent $150 for mowing, $40 for brisket, etc. etc. so we will have tip jars available for much appreciated contributions

    May 21

  • Randall O.

    Directions from Dallas

    East on IH 80
    80 turns into 20 (going towards Tyler)
    Just past Terrell Exits take College Mound Exit
    Stay on service road 100 yrds.
    Turn right at stop sign on 429
    Go south on 429 (4) miles, turn right on 133 (across from water tower)
    Cross small bridge, go 1/8 mile, left on 135 (easy to pass)
    Last two drives on right, 300’ before dead end
    10164 CR 135
    SIGN ABOVE GATE : WILLIAMS CREEK MILL

    Rand Oliver

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    May 18

  • Randall O.

    • With a 60 person RSVP list from several Meetup sites we should have at least 30-40 show up. If the property is wet or there is rain in the forecast parking will be a challenge so check these postings before you head out.

    May 18

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