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Pioneer Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Elijah Clark State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 9 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 2 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Phil 'Foz' Parkerson
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Member Cost:$22.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


One of favorite pioneer camping sites in 2005, join us as we once again head to Elijah Clark State Park for pioneer camping on Clarks Hill Lake. Located on the lake, pioneer camping at Elijay Clark is all about relaxation. Enjoy three days of sun, water, food and new friends.

Our campsite has a large pavilion with picnic tables, running water and a comfort station just a short walk away. Bring your water wings and swan floats cause we are right on the lake so there will be lots of swimming and sunning...and yes, moonlight swimming too.

Located on the western shore of 70,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake (the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River), this park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A renovated and furnished log cabin museum displays furniture, utensils and tools circa 1780.

The park also has fishing, swimming, a beach, miniature golf and three and ½ miles of hiking.

NOTE: In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the AOC will no longer use styrofoam plates or plastic cups. We will recycle all plastics, bottles and cans during our events. Further, the AOC will provide everyone reusable plates, bowls, etc. We ask for everyone to bring their own drinking CUP/MUG to wash & reuse during the event.

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag
Bug spray
Bag of wood
Camp chair
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water wings
Kooler with your favorite beverage

How to Get There:
Event Directions:LincoInton, GA, 706.359.3458 8:00 p.m. at the pioneer campsite in Elijah Clark State Park. I-20 East to Exit 172, left on Hwy 78, right onto Hwy 43 towards Lincolnton, in Lincolnton, right onto Hwy 378, the park entrance is 7 miles on the left. Total trip time is about 2 1/2 hours.


Are Dogs Permitted? Yes, but are limited to a 6 leash.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes, but not if exceptionally heavy thundershowers are forecast.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$22.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$22.00/Person
Cost Includes:$42.00 includes camp site rental and all meals.

$3.00 state park parking fee unless you have an annual park pass
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.