Friday, October 13, 2017

Minneopa State Park - Oct 13-15th

Minneopa State Park
Oct 13-15th

B2e - Red Fox Campground
6 electrical sites
4.5 miles of hiking trails

New Ulm Oktoberfest

Tap the Oktoberfest keg, munch on a wurst and try your feet at some German dancing, – all in our beer tent.  Dirndls and lederhosen welcome!
  • Large fest tent set up at the brewery
  • Lederhosen clad servers make their way through the crowds with litre steins of Oktoberfest bier!
  • Live music from the brewery’s own Schell’s Hobo Band and Alpensterne
  • Authentic German food available for purchase
  • Stein holding contest with prizes available for winning times!
Saturday, October 14th at the brewery.
  • 10:30     Gates Open
  • 10:45     Beer Wagon Arrives
  • 11:00     Tapping of the fest keg
  • 11:02     Schell’s Hobo Band
  • 1:30       Alpensterne
  • 4:30      Last Call for Alcohol!
  • 5:00      Close
$10 General admission.  Kids 12 and under are free.  Pre-sale tickets not available.  Entry fee paid at gate.  This year we will be giving a portion of the proceeds from the event to Veteran Suicide Prevention.  


Friday, September 29, 2017

Wild River State Park - 9/29-10/1

Wild River State Park 

34 electrical sites
35 miles of hiking trails

Our trip from Oct 2016 at the same park

Al's Weekend - cancelled..

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mille Lac Kathio State Park - Sep 14-17th

Mille Lac Kathio State Park 
Sep 14-17th

25 electrical
35 hiking
Dump in Park

dump station is at park entrance

Trail next to our site.

Once there we looked at all site and found that 32e was a nicer spot. 
 touched way from the road

from your camp fire you are out of view from onlookers.

back of site you can barely see your neighbor's table and fire pit

Friday, September 01, 2017

Fort Ridgely State Park - Sep 1-4

Fort Ridgely State Park
Sep 1-4

15 electrical sites
8 miles of hiking trails
dump station in park

This was our site 29e right next to the bridge
lots of room on this site

Best site was just right next to us.  
60 feet long
room for a tent hidden behind the trees
with a view of the river
you can see our camper through the trees
lot of room around the camp site.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Blue Mound State Park

Blue Mound State Park                 
Aug 28- Sep 1

40 electrical sites
13 miles of hiking trails
dump station in park

A neighbor's farm cats love to come at visit campers in homes for food.

There a number of trails to hike at the park.  One runs along the fenced in Buffalo area.  
With beautiful views 
sometimes you can only see the buffalo from a distance
Other times you can see them from a platform next to the road.  
We sat there watching them for more than a hour.  
Blue Mound State Park has 140 Buffalo with a pure blood line.  We are so lucky to have a state investing in saving and preserving the animal's blood line, breeding animals without defects.  Next year Blue Mound will be offering jeep rides to the buffalo because you might not see them in this vast park.  Not many states are preserving these animals.  It is nice to see two Minnesota State Park with Buffalo and soon one more to add to the mix.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

Upper Sioux State Park - Aug 25-28th

Upper Sioux State Park
Aug 25-28th

14 electrical sites
18 miles of hiking trails
No dump station in park

There is no dump station in the park, but Granite Falls water treatment plant on hwy 212 has a dump station.

The park of frogs and tipi.  
Three Tipies to choose from
roads in side of the campground

Wicked Tree at the entrance of campground

Friday, July 28, 2017

Myre-Big Island State Park

Myre-Big Island State Park
July 28-30

32 Electrical sites
16 miles of Hiking Trails
Dump in White Fox Campground

Site 15e is 120 feet long, but the power is near the front of the site.  If you had  a pop up camper too with your camper, this site would be ideal for a large party.  Lots of space for tents too.  The end of the site has a 30x30 cement slab, prefect for a group to gather on.
 It has a fire pit.

 Water is on the far side of the site.  Not close to hooping it up to your rig, but close to refill your tanks by pails of water.
 Lots of room still in front of the truck.
 You can see the power pole near the tree to the right.