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Pre-Winter Camping and Hiking at Silver Creek County Park - HAMILTON, MI

If you have never tried Winter camping, this is a great opportunity to try it close to home.

If you have been Winter camping before, then you know just how much fun it can be!

This is car camping, so plenty of opportunity to bring what you need to stay warm, although no one has ever bailed because they got cold.

Vault toilets are available. Bring a couple gallons of water, as the water pumps may be winterized by then. Hot water will be available to make hot drinks.

THE PLAN:

FRIDAY:
Meet Friday late afternoon at Silver Creek County Park. We will be at sites 46 and 47.

Bring your tent or hammock, and set up your camp for the weekend.

Afterwards, we'll cook dinner over the campfire, and enjoy the evening together.

For those with enough adventure, bring a headlamp and we can do a short night hike.

SATURDAY: After breakfast, we can take a mid-day hike, or you can just poke around the camp and relax.

Evening dinner is usually cooked over the fire, with dutch oven cooking encouraged!

I will lead another night hike for those who want to.

SUNDAY: Break camp early afternoon Sunday by approximately 3:00pm.

Please bring your share of firewood to contribute the group, or be prepared to cut standing dead timber from the park.

Park information and Directions to the Campground can be found here:

http://cms.allegancounty.org/sites/Office/Parks/SitePages/SilverCreek.aspx#.V_-OuNQrLs2 (http://cms.allegancounty.org/sites/Office/Parks/SitePages/SilverCreek.aspx#.V_-OuNQrLs2)

CAMPING FEE IS $13.00 PER CAMP SITE PER NIGHT, AND WE USUALLY CAN GET 3 TENTS ON A SITE. BRING SOME CASH TO PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE PLEASE.

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  • Randy A.

    Good friends means good times.

    4h ago

  • Loretta V.

    Awesome

    7h ago

  • Kevin

    awesome

    2 days ago

  • Loretta V.

    What a great weekend. Yummy food and good company. Thanks for hosting Brad

    2 days ago

  • Deb M.

    Beautiful weather, great company and fabulous food! Thanks Brad

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Mark D.

    Glad I was able to stop out and see everyone; love you guys.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Mark D.

    Have to change plans; Next time.

    3 days ago

  • Kevin

    Hey gang, I will be joining you all saturday morning bright and early. Looking forward to it!

    4 days ago

    • Brad

      I'll save ya a couple trees, my friend

      4 days ago

    • Kevin

      Thanks~

      4 days ago

  • Lynn B.

    I'm planning to get going early-ish tomorrow and be to camp by 9:00. Hopefully the site is easy to find.

    4 days ago

    • Brad

      Yup, it is

      4 days ago

  • Kris R.

    Sorry to cancel.Have been sick past week and feeling "sicker than a dog" with a respiratory virus. Very disappointing.

    5 days ago

    • Pat & P.

      Get well fast. There will many more winter camps...

      1 · 5 days ago

    • Lynn B.

      hope you feel better soon.

      4 days ago

  • Dawn S.

    I will bring some homade guacomole too and fresh onion for whatever.

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Kristina H.

    If anyone needs to cancel last minute, I would love to join! I could bring whatever potluck dish needs to be covered.

    6 days ago

  • Mark D.

    I'll do the chips and salsa. But may not make it till Sat. That's the pot luck night, right?

    November 29

  • Brad

    Bringing cornbread or rolls for chili would be great, Rob...thanks.

    If someone would like to bring tortilla chips w/ salsa, I'm sure that won't go to waste.

    1 · November 29

    • Loretta V.

      Dawn will be bringing a pizza pasta dish

      1 · November 29

    • Lynn B.

      I can bring some chips and salsa, chips & dip, veggies & dip.

      1 · November 29

  • Lisa

    I'll bring a salad

    1 · November 29

  • Brad

    For those who haven't expressed interest in a "Potluck/ bring a dish to pass" for Saturday's evening meal, kindly sign up by Wednesday. This will allow those who will be participating to know how many to plan for.
    Thanks!

    November 28

    • Kevin

      I suck at making potluck dishes

      November 28

    • Rob

      Me too. I'll bring something I can buy at the store....Cornbread? Cupcakes?

      1 · November 28

  • Deb M.

    I will be making Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili

    1 · November 28

  • Brad

    OK, so Pat is making his famous Dutch Oven Cobbler, we'll be making Dutch Oven Enchiladas. Who is bringing what?

    November 28

    • Ryan C.

      I'll bring a Dutch oven chicken pot pie bake.

      1 · November 28

    • Loretta V.

      I will bring chili

      November 28

  • Aimee

    I would love to participate with this camping. I never camped in winter before, nor am i too experienced with camping outside a camper. I do have a priority activity on Saturday early PM...So what I would like to know is...Will you offer this again??? please

    November 28

    • Brad

      I've hosted this event for the past few years. I'll be doing it again next year. I will be hosting a Winter camping trip the weekend of Jan 27-29...look for details soon.

      2 · November 28

  • Brad

    Is there any interest in having a Pot-Luck Meal for Saturday evening? We can have 2-3 main dishes, some side dishes, appetizers, desserts etc to sign up / volunteer for.
    Camp fire / Dutch Oven cooking encouraged!
    If there is enough interest, we can get firm up ideas and plan for it.

    November 25

    • Lynn B.

      Ok, I'm a newbie at camp cooking but I will bring whatever I can to help. Or I can bring some remade side dishes....shout out what you want. :-)

      November 27

    • Lynn B.

      that should have said Pre made, lol

      November 27

  • Dawn S.

    Sounds Awesome Brad I'm in!!!

    1 · November 25

  • Deb M.

    I'm in

    1 · November 25

  • Lynn B.

    I work until 6:00 Pm, so is it ok if I come early Saturday?

    November 21

  • Brad

    Great to have you, Jen!
    Meals are typically eaten at the same time. Keep an eye on this event, cuz soon I'm going to poll the group to find out if we want to have a potluck for Saturday evening meal.

    October 27

  • Jenb

    First camping trip with the group - bring wood, got it. Bring $ to pay for camp site, got it.
    Do we share food or bring your own but we try to eat at the same time for dinner and breakfast?

    October 27

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