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Pioneer Camping at the Squirrel’s Nest - Dog Friendly
|Event Location:||Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Mar 11 2016 1:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 13 2016 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 4 2016 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Feb 18 2016 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 21 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chris L|
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|Member Cost:||$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||25|
|Minimum Group Size:||15|
|Number Registered So Far:||22 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Looking for unique camping experience? Join us for a weekend of camping at the Squirrels Nest at Unicoi State Park. This camping facility is a little different from what you find in many other campgrounds. The site consists of 16 platforms that are located on a steep hillside. The platforms are covered so there is no need for using a tent (in fact, tents are not allowed!). You are welcome to bring tarps to hang from your platform for added privacy.
There are only 16 platforms, so everyone people will have to share. The platforms are designed to sleep 4 to 6 people. We will have two people per platform.
The Grand PLAN:
We can check in as early at 1:00 pm Anyone availabe to come early is welcome to join Chris any time after 1.
The rest of the group arrives at the camp site after work, set up camp, cook dinner, and enjoy our creations by the fire. Later, we sit around the campfire creating 'Smores, and telling (mostly true) stories. Accomplished musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.
Campers have several options:
a) There are numerous hiking trails in the Unicoi State Park area.
b) Visit Anna Ruby Falls,
c) Visit the Alpine village of Helen, just two miles from Unicoi State Park.
d) Drive to Brasstown Bald the highest point in Georgia only 45 minutes away.
e) Sleep in, relax in camp, read a book, play "Poke a Black Bear and live to tell about it," or just whittle a stick.
Toward nightfall, we flex our culinary skills once again and prepare mouth- watering dishes for a pot luck meal to share that will be the envy of campers everywhere. As we enjoy our edible artwork, we continue the fun, friendship and relaxation around a toasty fire. Note: The pot luck meal is optional.
Wake up, eat up (breakfast), pack up, clear up (the campsite), and head out.
Group Limit for dogs: 6 dogs
Dogs are welcome on this event as long as they are supervised by their human at all times. Unicoi State Park requires your dog must be leashed. The squirrels Nest camp site is set off away from the camp ground. You may choose to allow your dog off leash at the campsite. Your dog must be well behaved and not be a nuisance to other campers. Rangers may stop by the camp site on occasion and might issue tickets for off leash dogs. Also, dogs are not allowed in or around historic sites, cottages, lodges, group camps, and swimming areas. Humans are responsible for the care and feeding of their dog and should ALWAYS clean up after their dog. Humans are solely responsible for their dog's behavior, and dogs that cannot be controlled may have to be leashed, or in serious cases, leave the event.
|How to Get There:|
I-85 North to I-985 North, Exit 22; take US-129 towards Gainesville and Cleveland for 26 miles; past Cleveland, turn right on Hwy 75 for 10 miles; past Helen, turn right on Hwy 356, Unicoi State Park entrance is on the left (across for the street from The Lodge entrance).
Are Dogs Permitted? Yes. NO other pets (ie, cats, birds, lizards, snakes, etc) are permitted. Kennels are not available. Owner is reponsible for feeding and watering. Owner should always clean up after their dog. Owner is also responsible for dogs behavior. If the dog can not be controlled, trip leader may ask the dog to be removed from the trip. You must let the trip leader know if you are bringing a dog!!!
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|Cost & Payment:|
Cost Includes: Camping Fee
The Cost Does Not Include: Food - each camper is responsible for bring food and beverages. The State Park parking fee. The fee is $5.00 per car unless you have a State Park parking pass.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the AOC on Thu, Feb 18 2016.|
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This event is rain or shine.
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