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Copper Falls State Park Group camping

Let's spend Labor Day weekend with one last summer camp trip. I reserved a group site at Copper Falls. Can hold up to 40 people so I won't put a max # of participants unless I see that it is getting full. I know that things come up, but please if you RSVP DO NOT cancel. The group site costs $190 for the weekend, and a few days before the trip, if there isn't a lot of interest I will switch from a group to a single camp site to save some cash. I plan on leaving Madison earlier in the day on Friday but obviously if people didn't want to make the drive till Saturday morning, totally understandable.

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  • Shaun

    Hey guys this is the current forcast for this weekend.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/USWI0031

    August 28, 2014

    • Shaun

      The weather report I have seen seam to disagree

      August 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I will be heading up there Saturday morning. Since we have such a small group I'm also going to see if we can switch to a single site versus a group site. I called and the danger said we would have to try when we get there for a walk up site since all the reservable sites were taken. So if anyone does want to head up Friday night, please see if the site can be changed. If the weather forecast improves, then I might still head up with Brian on Friday. Otherwise Brian, Matt (boyfriend), and I will be driving up Saturday morning.

      August 28, 2014

  • Eric

    Hi Group! Just joined this group today, this sounds like an amazing adventure!
    I have a Siberian husky dog, anyone planning on bringing a dog? Or anyone know any reason I should not consider going with a dog? Thank you, Eric

    August 24, 2014

    • Eric

      Phone call made to the park, seems very strict with dogs... Made it sound like the upper half of the park past the pet area is off limits to pets unless you have a back country site etc.... Wouldn't be able to hike the main trail - seems like over half would be restricted. Making my decision not to go for this weekend, hope the group has a blast! If I hear rave reports, Maybe I'll go up when the leaves change early October.

      August 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sad to hear, I'm sure there will be other events you and the pup can attend.

      1 · August 27, 2014

  • Shaun

    August 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ...anyone 'who' plans on doing it.

      August 24, 2014

    • Shaun

      The other one is probably the better option

      August 24, 2014

  • Shaun

    was looking for activities near copper falls state park found this: http://www.parkfalls.com/9mile/index.html Not the best website but might be a fun activity.

    August 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I wouldn't mind doing some canoeing in Sunday. Mostly I was planning on relaxing though. I am planning on bringing my bike. I have a wi bike guide and there are a few really nice rides in the area. There is also quite a bit of hiking in copper falls.

      August 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, the category for food means you sign up to take care of one meal. I am unsure how many people will be joining the group on Friday so if you could please comment below when you plan on arriving so the Friday night/saturday morning meal people know how many meals to prepare for. Everyone is responsible for their own drinks and snacks. Please comment with any other questions or concerns. Or you can give me a call,[masked]

    August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be arriving Friday and returning on Monday.

      August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! This sounds like fun but I was wondering about how far the drive is(map quest says over 5 hrs?) and ate ppl carpooling? My car won't make it more than an hour or so. ;)
    Also, I am vegetarian plus gluten- free & soy free(mostly, a lil ok like soy lecithin, no tofu). So wondering if this would be a good trip for me.
    And there is no end date. Does it go to Sun or Mon? Does cost cover only camping fees then? Thanks so much! :D

    August 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Brenda, yes there are car pools being posted. Some people are heading down on Friday and some on Saturday morning. The links are all posted below in the comments section. Food wise, how I had it planned is for each camper to plan and prepare one meal. Then we all would pitch in without more money being exchanged. It might be best with your food allergies to prepare your own meals. I will be bringing cooking stuff. Since I'm a vegetarian, I plan on bringing my own food so everyone doesn't have to plan vegetarian meals. The price is just for camping from Friday till Monday. If you plan on carpooling also plan on pitching in for gas.

      August 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also if none of the current carpools work, I'm sure there will be more posted, I just got the links up yesterday so no one really has much posted yet.

      August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    In the link, there is something titled tent share, yes, I know, it's the same thing as the carpool, but since they don't have a tent share, I improvised. If you would like to share tent to travel lighter, then just list your tent and others can "join" your "carpool/tent". The one listed as carpool is intended to be carpool only. There is also a personal packing list. This is just a reference in case you want to double check things.

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else a vegetarian? If people want to plan carnivorous meals, I can just bring extra food for myself for the trip, I don't mind at all especially because to the best of my knowledge I am the only one who doesn't eat meat on this trip.

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is the link for preparing the trip:
    http://www.prepatrip.com/t/r8oc03

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning on being there all weekend? I would love to make it up for Saturday night!

    August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be there all weekend. People can come whichever nights they want. If you stay only one night, I'll have to figure out a different pricing. As of now I plan on just dividing the total cost by number of participants.

      August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the info! I'll be dropping off my daughter at college in Minneapolis, and it now sounds like I'll be needing to spend longer there than I had anticipated. So, I won't be able to make the camping trip this time. I'll eagerly look for future outings, though!

      August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jewel, I'll say Regina's policy on MAOG is one to go with Jewel. It's $190 for the campsite. So let's just peg the price for campsite at $20 a person (irrespective of how long they stay). If we have more people we can either consider making a "group fund", or I'd be happy letting you keep the extra since you're putting in the work (I'm serious). Makes it a lot easier to deal with and figure out.

    August 13, 2014

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