Upper Midwest USA Stove Gathering, September 24-27

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  1. alanwenker

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    I am starting a new, "official," thread for the event I proposed earlier. Let's give this a shot and see where it goes.

    Thursday, September 24 - Sunday, September 27

    Location, Great River Bluffs State Park near Winona, Minnesota.

    As with any plan at the moment, subject to COVID-19 subsiding by then allowing for travel to and from. Fall will be in the air and the bluff country in southeast Minnesota is quite beautiful any time of year. Time to burn gas, burn kero, eat, drink, and tell stories some of which may have basis in truth.

    State Park website.
    https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00244#homepage

    Follow the reservation link on the left side of the page. Fees are $7 plus $20/night. I think some amount of the fees are refundable if you cancel with enough notice.

    I booked sites 16 and 18. At this point in time there are only two other sites reserved for that weekend. I have not been to this particular park so I am not familiar with the layout, my thought is we could book the sites in and around the bend in the campground and be in close proximity to each other.

    https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_parks/spk00244.pdf
     
  2. Haggis

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    Sounds very good,,, About a 5 hour drive if we don’t stop any where, and Herself always wants to stop somewhere(s)...
     
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  4. alanwenker

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    Great idea. Probably too early in the season for fall color change, but so it goes.
     
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    Sounds good.
    All the above links are currently timing out.

    David
     
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    i'm in of course and I sort of know that park just an hour or so away.
     
  7. alanwenker

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    Try the links again, they just worked for me.

    Otherwise google and the Department of Natural Resources web site pulls it up.
    Great River Bluffs State Park Minnesota