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Classic Pioneer Camping - A H Stephens State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: A H Stephens State Park   Camping: Classic Pioneer Camping - A H Stephens State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 25 2014  6:00 pm >> Sun, Apr 27 2014 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 25 2014 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 11 2014 4:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 17 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Jennifer Howle
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Member Cost:$36.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Camping season is here! It's one of my favorite times of the year, so let's head to the woods to enjoy the season. This month, we are headed to A.H. Stephens State Park.

This is pioneer camping (aka car camping), but that does not mean we have to totally rough it.  There is water, electricity, a comfort station a short walk away, and an adjacent picnic shelter. Our campsite is within walking distance of our cars so feel free to bring all your luxury camping gear...large tents, air mattresses, coolers, reclining camp chairs and more...all are welcome.  Last year someone even brought a full chandelier for their tent :-)

We will arrive Friday (feel free to arrive anytime after 1pm), set up our campsite, then enjoy a yummy meal. As night falls, we will sit around the campfire singing bawdy songs (whatever those are) and telling stories ‘till late into the night. Musicians are welcome and encouraged to bring their instruments.

Saturday, after a hearty breakfast, groups can split off to do whatever they please...sleep, relax in camp and read a book, play horseshoes, bocce ball, or corn hole (bring your own!), or widdle. There are hiking trails throughout the park as well as a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of civil war artifacts in Georgia. 

Saturday night, we will cook up an awesome 'mouth watering' meal of your own creation (hint! hint!) and continue the fun, friendship and relaxation around our toasty fire.

Sunday morning, we will have a light breakfast and start to pack-up for home.

As with all of my trips, everyone pitches in to help cook and clean up afterwards.  To keep us organized, I will be e-mailing out a sign-up list for meals.  If you have a specific meal you would prefer to cook or clean-up for, please let me know in the notes section when you register for the trip.

*PLEASE NOTE: expect late nights carousing around the campfire, a little dog slobber, and an awesome weekend!

Required Items to Bring:

Sleeping bag/Pad
Camp chair
Warm/dry change of clothes
Cup and/or mug
Flashlight or headlamp
Rain gear
Toilet paper
1-2 bags of firewood (very important)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking gear
Personal items

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Located 2 miles north of I-20 off Exit #148 (Hwy. 22). Turn right at the junction of Hwy 22 and Hwy 278. Turn left at the traffic light. Go 2 blocks, turn left, then make an immediate right. Follow signs to park office. If RV is taller than 12' 10", exit at #148. Go 2 miles and cross the junction of Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 278. Turn right onto MLK Jr. Dr. Go 1 mile, then turn left onto Alexander Street. Follow signs to park office.

A.H. Stephens Historic Park
456 Alexander Street NW
Crawfordville , GA 30631

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.563483 | W -82.897156


Are dogs permitted? Yes, dogs are welcome if leashed (no longer than six feet) while in the state park and accompanied by the owner at all times; however, they are not allowed in or around historic sites, cottages, lodges, group camps, swimming areas. Kennels are not available. Owners are responsible for care and feeding of their dogs. Owners should always clean up after their dog. Owners are solely responsible for their dogs' behavior. Dogs that cannot be controlled may be asked to leave the event. Dogs must be approved before the event by the trip leader!!

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$36.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$36.00 includes your dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday.

Payment may be made via PayPal or PC Banking. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in before the due dates. Please allow two days for processing a PayPal or PC Banking transaction.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Apr 11 2014.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before April 11th, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after April 11th unless someone from the waitlist replaces you and pays in full.  In that case, you are eligible for a full refund less a $5 administrative fee.

Event is rain or shine however the trip leader may cancel if extreme weather conditions are forecast. If the event is cancelled because of extreme weather conditions, you will receive a full refund. 

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please cancel asap so others on a waiting list may attend.