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Autumn Camp Out or Camp Inn 2

Everyone had a wonderful time last year. So let's return to Raccoon Ridge and enjoy the fellowship. Raccoon Ridge is a mix of electric and non-electric sites. This weekend is not one to be missed as this weekend is the opportunity to camp out or camp in. Brown County State Park offers year around camping plus cabins and the beautiful lodge, the Abe Martin Inn.  

Camp Reservations link, http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

For those wanting to stay at the lodge, please be aware the lodge has an indoor aquatic facility and may be sold out for the weekend. Please think about reservations as early as possible.

Be sure to post your site number with your RSVP and let us know if you are looking for anyone to share your site. Each site can have up two sleeping tents or one tent and one camper and can have as many as six occupants.

Kids are welcome to attend all Happy Camper events unless otherwise stated in the event description. Dogs are also welcome but please be considerate of other campers when deciding if your dog is a good camper (not too noisy, not a biter, etc.) and follow all rules pertaining to pets. Alcohol is consumed at your own discretion but please remember to be respectful where children are concerned and follow appropriate quiet time protocols.

For those who are new to the Happy Campers, here's a brief layout of what you can generally expect on a camping weekend. People begin to arrive at the campground as early as 2:00 pm (first check in time), some not arriving until later in the evening or even until Saturday morning. After folks get their campsites set up, we tend to congregate together around a central fire, where old friends catch up and new friends introduce themselves.

On Saturday's people come and go as they wish, sometimes as a group, sometimes as individuals. Nearby is the town of Nashville and many people flock to this town for sight-seeing and shopping. If you are into hiking, chances are you'll find someone who's up for a hike. Same goes for fishing, geocaching, horse-back riding, biking, whatever. And some folks just want to hang around the campground and rest or play games.

We will have a Saturday evening pitch-in dinner for anyone who wants to participate.  Show off your campfire cooking skills or just bring a salad, dessert, etc.  If you are not contributing a main course item, please bring at least two side/dessert items.  (Be creative!  You can do better than a bag of chips and some dip!)  After dinner we'll again gather around the fire to laugh, tell stories, etc.

On Sunday, people will pack up at their leisure and either head home early or enjoy the afternoon in the park. Check-out in state parks is 5:00 pm on Sundays.

Many campers choose to share sites with others. Typically a camper will book a site and then post with their RSVP what site they have and if they have room for another tent. New campers should rest assured that we are a friendly and very welcoming group. If you need help setting up a tent, you'll get it. If you need to borrow any equipment, let us know, someone will have what you need. Whether you are shy or outgoing, young or old, experienced or a first time camper, I am certain you will not find yourself out of place with the Happy Campers!

 

 

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  • Jerry

    I had a wonderful time and did not want to leave. After loading my truck, I spent about 45-90 minutes enjoying my site. I enjoy camping, its nice when others want to come together as a group. Thanks to Mary & Brandon who chose to come too.

    1 · September 21, 2014

  • Brandon

    Long work days for us but we should be heading down in about an hour. Don't start the party without us!

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • Jerry

    Some members will be attending but have not rsvp'ed.

    September 16, 2014

    • Brandon

      Terrific. The more the merrier!

      September 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just sent you a message, and missed this. Looking forward to this camp out :-)

      September 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first trip with the group and I am not familiar with the campsites. I have my own backpacking gear- and just want a tent site. Online reservation map is confusing. Do people stay in any particular area or loop? Is there a primitive site?

    July 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to being there! Site 139

      August 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If there is anyone who could not get a reservation or wants to share my site just let me know and I will check back before I leave.

      September 18, 2014

  • Debra P.

    I am so glad I found this group. Just joined and love tent camping. I won't be able to make this outing due to previous camping commitment but look forward to others.

    September 15, 2014

  • Brandon

    So I RSVP and everyone bails? That's harsh yo! Lol

    September 14, 2014

    • Jerry

      but I will understand if you want to cancel or transfer your rsvp and camp in the primitive section at McCormick's Creek, Oct. 17.

      September 14, 2014

    • Brandon

      We don't mind the weather, dues, festival! In fact we plan on hitting Nashville Saturday day (we did this weekend) and we will be brining the bike to enjoy all the countryside.

      1 · September 14, 2014

  • Brandon

    Nabbed site 136 if anyone wants/needs to share....and yes Jerry, we will be bringing our 'condo'. Lol

    1 · September 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am going to register for this campout. Are any members staying in the nonelectric area? I don't see any site numbers that anyone has registered yet. I am new and a long time camper with my own stuff. I will most likely be alone so just want to make sure I am near someone else from the group. I will get my own site. Thanks!

    June 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be in 128

      July 19, 2014

    • Jerry

      Raccoon Ridge loop kinda resembles a fish. Inside the loop is generally electric, outside the loop is non electric until you get to the tail then its electric in the middle.

      August 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jerry- I'm better oriented. I booked 128 because it's shaded.
    Look forward to meeting people. Is there information on how food is handled?

    July 19, 2014

    • Jerry

      if we have enough interest we try to do a pitch in on Saturday evening.'

      July 20, 2014

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    Sultan - The Taj Mahal of Tents
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