What we're about

Welcome to your tribe! We are into nature walks, hiking, cycling, kayaking, backpacking or just sharing a love for the outdoors. Most of our events are in the local state parks. It is all about the campfire. Tents, RVs, camping trailers are welcome.
Please note, If you are a heavy drinker, you may not be a good fit for this group. Most of the members are moderate drinkers. Also, if you bring your dog and it shows any sign of aggression, you will be asked to leave the event.

Upcoming events (4+)

Mammoth Caves! Hike!!!!

Needs a location

Mammoth Cave ,More Than A Cave! Rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the worlds longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to thousands of years of human history and a rich diversity of plant and animal life, earning it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.
*** UPDATE***
We will be camping at Double J Stables and Campgrounds! 542 Lincoln school rd Mammoth Cave, Ky 42259
This will be Primitive camping but we will have access to the pavilion where there is Electric and water available. There are heated Restrooms with flush toilets and Hot showers on site. Ice & firewood 4 sale. WiFi Internet access. Lots of trails. YES we will be doing our Horseback riding right from camp and riding right into the Mammoth Caves National park!

For Details and to attend the water sports, follow this link!
https://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/events/284728930/

By attending this event you agree to all the terms and conditions of the Happy Camper wavier. Link to waiver: https://www.meetup.com/HappyCampers/pages/23055475/Legal_Waiver/
Personal Injury Waiver: By attending this event you agree to take full responsibility for your own health and safety. Furthermore, you agree to hold Greg Hull, the Sandra Steel, HAPPY CAMPERS, and all attendees harmless for any and all injury.

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Paint Creek Lake Hike and Camp!

Needs a location

$20.00

Located amid the breathtaking scenery of the Paint Creek Valley, 5,652-acre Paint Creek State Park features a large, scenic lake.. The shoreline of the main body in the southern part of the lake is steep, with sheer limestone bluffs, and drops off rapidly to 30 feet of water. The limestone cliffs are prominent on the east side of the lake and up into the Paint Creek arm.

CAMPING: Paint creek state park campgrounds.
For details, click on the link and join the group to attend the water sports.
https://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers/events/286097631

By attending this event you agree to all the terms and conditions of the Happy Camper wavier. Link to waiver: https://www.meetup.com/HappyCampers/pages/23055475/Legal_Waiver/
Covid waiver:
Personal Injury Waiver: By attending this event you agree to take full responsibility for your own health and safety. Furthermore, you agree to hold Greg Hull, the Sandra Steel, HAPPY CAMPERS, and all attendees harmless for any and all injury.

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Kelleys Island Weekend

Needs a location

This will be a weekend of camping, sightseeing, dining, kayaking, campfires, and whatever else you may want on beautiful Kelleys Island!

This event is organized to bring us all together in this beautiful place.
Kayaking and other activities are on your own.
Can't make it the whole time, no problem.

You must make arrangements for:

  • Camping/Lodging (there is no group site)
  • Food
  • Ferry to Kelleys Island (be aware of ferry schedule and last ferry time)

Bring a bicycle or rent a golf cart. It is the best way to get around the island.

MEET AND GREET HAPPY HOUR!

Join us for an informal gathering in the campground. This will give everyone a chance to meet and socialize. Bring a lawn chair and beverage of choice.
When: Friday and Saturday at 5:00 pm
Where: TBD

Afterward, we may head down to West Bay Inn to watch the sunset.
(See directions below)

Lot 58 is our world headquarters this year. We will not have any tents on this site. Please bring extra firewood and lawn chairs for this lot. Group campfire starts at dusk, Thursday through Saturday. If you have any group outdoor games bring them too.

Important Links:

Campsite Reservations
https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/kelleys-island-state-park
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NOTE: You must book your site to stay in the campground. Do not come to the island without reservations.

  • Reservations open at 7 am each morning for 6 months in advance of reservation. (For example, you can book Aug 10 on Feb 10)
  • You can book for a 14-night stay max.
  • Sites go quick, reserve asap. Leading up to August, sites will become available frequently, please check the reservations page frequently. Use the notification feature.
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Campground Site Map
https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/parks/parkmaps/kelleysislandcampmap.pdf

Kelleys Island Ferry information
This is the ONLY car ferry to Kelleys Island
Departs from Lakeside Marblehead
https://www.kelleysislandferry.com/

West Bay Inn
Description: West Bay Inn is a big outdoor bar and awesome place to watch the sunset. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/kps1kDz6mfwdGJB77

Kelleys Island Visitor Bureau
Find all the restaurants and shops on the island here.
https://www.kelleysislandchamber.com/

PLANNING

** Paddling Discussion
When: Sat 9:00 am
Where: Picnic shelter by site 97
Description: I will have an informal paddling discussion on Saturday morning to talk about the unique conditions, expectations, skill levels and requirements of paddling in the waters of Lake Erie. This is a good chance to talk to your fellow paddlers that have experience paddling Lake Erie.

** Phone service is limited on the island. Please plan on your phone not working. The Internet is available at the park office. I was able to pick up Canadian cell service international roaming in the campground.

Other Useful Links

East Quarry & North Shore Loops MTB Trails
https://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/east-quarry-north-shore-loops.html

Lake Erie Islands Water Trail - Kelleys Island
https://www.shoresandislands.com/things-to-do/lake-erie-islands-water-trail---kelleys-island-trail?id=513398

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Note: This event is cross-posted with Ohio Paddlers.

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Meteor Shower Caesar Creek Beach Campout

Needs a location

You can camp or just come and hang out and watch the meteor shower. If you camp, put a happy camper sign outside your tent so we know you are there. Camp in the far North-East corner of the beach.

It is a free event but you need to preregister so they can get a headcount.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1834699550057909/?ref=newsfeed

Optional Pot Luck Dinner at 6:00. If you do not feel comfortable sharing food, bring your own meal.

We are not allowed to have a campfire. Bring a lawn chair and we will circle up on the beach around lanterns. Bring a lantern if you have one.

Watch the Meteor Shower with us. They have an obstacle course, fun games, costume contests, all-night movies, and a bonfire on the beach. Food, drinks, and other items are available as a fundraiser for the Nature Center.

If you are a heavy drinker you may not be a fit for this group. Most of our members are moderate drinkers.

If your dog shows any sign of aggression, you will be asked to leave.

By attending this event, you agree to take responsibility for your own health and safety.

Where we will be camping: https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B030'53.4%22N+84%C2%B001'00.7%22W/@39.514841,-84.01905,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.514841!4d-84.0168613

previous year photos
https://www.meetup.com/HappyCampers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29149871

By attending this event you agree to the HAPPY CAMPER legal waiver.
Link to waiver: https://www.meetup.com/HappyCampers/pages/23055475/Legal_Waiver/

By participating in this event you agree to take responsibility for your own health and safety.

Covid 19 Waiver: By attending this event you agree to hold Greg Hull, HAPPY CAMPERS, and all attendees harmless from getting Covid 19.
Furthermore, you agreed to be responsible for your own social distancing and personal protection.

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Past events (168)

July 4th, Hueston Woods Group Site

Needs a location

$30.00

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