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Adults Only - Paynetown SRA

Always my favorite, I will return to Paynetown SRA on Lake Monroe, once again!  

This will be an Adults Only - Camp Out. We have many members, whom are interested in Adults only. Now lets see who is really interested. Please leave the young kids at home, I may allow the older kids to come too. 

Come celebrate my birthday on Aug. 1.

I will be in the P section. This area is non-electric but is within walking distance to the beach. You're welcome to stay in the electric section too.

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

 Weather Note: The weather here on/off the water can be anywhere from chilly and stormy to warm and sunny. We can not guarantee perfect weather but we can guarantee fun and fellowship.

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.

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 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. If you are into hiking, chances are you'll find someone who's up for a hike. Same goes for fishing, geocaching, swimming, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    My first as well...and I concur....good times!

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first Hoosier Happy Camper meetup. It was a great weekend. I will definitely be joining you all again and I hope to share my site with Sabrina again. A big thanks to everyone for such a friendly welcome for Sporty and I.

    2 · August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We almost but not quite set the woods on fire. Note to self, "Bring more matches."

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Jerry

    Thx to John, Brian, Brandon, Tracy, Linda, Sabrina, Karen, and Marcie for coming plus two dogs - Daisy & Sporty plus our first Dragon - Puff. We may have came as strangers but we left as friends.

    1 · August 3, 2014

  • Brandon

    ETA 7:00ish for us.

    August 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry for last minute cancellation. I am experiencing a health issue that prevents me from coming this time. I would love to make my paid for site available to someone who isn't coming or someone who doubled up. I would offer it free since I lose my payment anyway. I don't know if it can be transferred. If someone knows, just let me know.

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we going to have a pitch-in on Saturday night?

    July 30, 2014

    • Jerry

      and we also have some members staying in the electric section, so maybe a microwave could be sourced.

      July 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank u :) I'm really excited!

      July 31, 2014

  • Jerry

    I'm gonna try to go Thursday afternoon instead of Friday. At some point, I may be without my internet connection. If you have questions my cell is[masked]

    July 31, 2014

  • Jerry

    We will have members at sites: 96, 56, P28, P27, P22, & P23. Any others?

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have strong feelings either way on the pitch in. I just want to be prepared to contribute if we have one. Snacks and finger foods could be a middle ground. Less prep but still an excuse to gather on one site.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I put up a post on this already. I will be in site 56. Room for another tent. I also have 2 extra beds if the weather turns nasty.

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Brandon

    Looks like Mother Nature is going to provide us with complimentary showers. Could open up the opportunity for some fun, albeit wet and muddy games!

    1 · July 30, 2014

    • Jerry

      This is Indiana, weather can be unpredictable. 2 years ago on Labor Day weekend. Hardin Ridge was booked solid, then rain prediction from a hurricane dropped the count down to 25% and though I prepared, I saw no rain. hmm... I'm not gonna cancel because of a threat of rain.

      July 30, 2014

  • Jerry

    For those interested, there's a good chance I might be there Thursday-Sunday.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for how to make reservations. Tried the web site. It said there was no such camp ground. Any help?

    July 30, 2014

    • Jerry

      type in Monroe Lake

      July 30, 2014

  • Brandon

    I hope campfires are allowed? Never been there before and every place is different.

    July 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't forget there are c restrictions on firewood brought from outside. Sme type of certification is required. Little chance you would get caught but it disrespectful of Park service efforts to control spread of emerald ash borer and other pests. Soapbox Moment is now concluded :-)

      July 29, 2014

    • Jerry

      thx smokey bear, lol. outside wood burns better I think. The bundles can be a better value but sometimes the park has better chunks.

      July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marci and I are first timers as well. We will be in P22 :)

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sabrina and I are sharing P27. We are both first timeers with the group so please stop by and say hello.

    2 · July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am using a trailer in Site 96. It is close to shower in a high traffic area. There is room for a tent if anyone is interested. Looking forward to my first Meetup camp!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined the group and have never been camping before (as an adult). So I thought I'd try this one out for my first time. I want to reserve but I don't want to make a mistake and go to the wrong place. Any tips on what to type into the reservation page? Thank you!

    July 22, 2014

    • Jerry

      Many of those going are willing to share their site. So you might think about sharing a site. I will be in the P section its non electric but you're welcome stay anywhere within the park. Please post your site number and we know where to find you.

      July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot to say that I am willing to share if anyone is interested.

    July 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    After watching your group for a while, I have finally signed up to join you on a trip. I will be at P27. I am not sure if I will be tent camping or in my camper. I will definitely be bringing my lab, Sporty, and my kayak. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Jerry

    Update: P14 is a popular site that is still available.

    July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be P22. At this time I think we will have only 1 tent on the site as well.

    July 14, 2014

  • Brandon

    Will be setting up in P-28 for anyone that wants to set-up near by or share our site.

    July 13, 2014

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