Venue

Bonfire & state park campout: October 05-07 2018

Waterloo State recreation area

Southfork cabin

"Of all the cabins in the Michigan state park system, this is one of them. Also it might not be haunted all the time." -- Abraham Lincoln

The Southfork Cabin is a rustic bunkhouse style cabin and is set in a wooded area south of the riding stable. The cabin will sleep 8 people and has 4 single size bunk beds, each with a mattress, bedding is not provided. There is no electricity at the cabin. Lighting is not provided. The cabin is heated by a wood stove. The wood is provided for the wood stove. There is a small kitchen counter but no cooking facilities are provided inside. Dishes and cooking utensils are not provided. There is a grill and fire circle located 35 feet from the cabin. You must provide all firewood for the fire circle &/or charcoal for the grill. Water is available from a spigot approximately 700 feet away from May 1st till October 15th. From October 15th till May 1st water must be carried in and is not provided. An outside vault toilet is located behind the cabin. Parking lot is off Trist road next to the stable barn (12891 Trist Rd., Grass Lake 49240). The cabin is 725 feet from the parking lot and all gear and supplies will need to be carried from the parking lot.  

Comments

AltonJackson's picture

I like the idea of a state park.

Island Lake SP is in the Brighton area, East of US23, South of I-96, near Kensington MetroPark.  I've never been to the "park" side, but I've been to the shooting range several times (itsa very nice).

What about Rose Lake SP over in Leroy?  To quote Joe Walsh "Ain't never been there, they tell me it's nice"

There is a wealth of state parks / recreation areas in the Chelsea / Dexter area, roughly I-94 & M52.  I can go scout the amenities over the next several weekends.

There's always The Dam Site Inn in Hell, but that's not so proximate to the major freeways (or anything else, really)

hogmartin's picture

I suppose any of them should be fine. When I read Rose Lake, I thought, "wait, what's a Leroy? Rose Lake is in Bath..." but no, there's another. That one might be a bit far; it's 2 hours from Lansing, so tack on another hour for anyone coming from Detroit or Ann Arbor. Most of the people who have checked in are from Detroit or Ann Arbor, except for NaughtyPine from the thumb and myself (Lansing). Mikey NTH is about five miles from me and expressed interest by email but hasn't checked in to the site yet as far as I know. I think nerdygirl is from West Michigan but I don't remember where. We have some IN/OH commenters who might want to come too, though I haven't heard from them.

I had suggested Brighton because it's closer to the MIMoron geographical center, but I haven't been there and I'm not committed to it or anything. One thing I liked is that there are some cabins for rent cheap (maybe $10/person/night) and from the overhead maps it looks like they're within about 500-1k feet of each other. Depending on how many RSVPs we get and how soon, we could reserve at least 2 right next to each other so we have one for 'rons and one for 'ettes, or more depending on attendance. I don't mind sleeping on a bedroll, but I certainly don't mind sleeping on a cot under a roof either and I'm sure there are a few others who would appreciate the option. That said, it looks like Island Lake has a pair that sleep 20 each right next to each other too.

Oh, Jinx the Cat just checked in on the forum, better go say hi!

i would like to check in, and I think I did, but tech and me are not good friends.  Okay:

(1)  My house, good for about 10-12 people - crashing pad for about 7 not counting the floor.

(2)  State parks - got to get watchy about alcohol and outside in the fall is always iffy.

(3)  Bars can reserve a space, but that involves money up front to do so and may involve other things like that.
Your deal:  If you want (1) my place let hogmartin know and I can drill this in, but I need to say three weeks out "yes or no" because, remarkably, I may have other things to do.

Jesus F*%$(* Christ!

Where did my comment go?