CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

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CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby CampADK » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:26 pm

Back on Square Pond!

Couldn't believe it coming in to Fish Creek yesterday at about 5pm. The place was PACKED! In fact it is more packed than prime summer season since there are no 'no shows'. Even Site 136
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and 137 were occupied.

Sites 1-160, A and B sections are open. Only about a dozen sites on the water where still open so we settled on the somewhat small Site 83
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Its funny that people complain about all the sites being reserved, yet the only ones (1-34) that are reservable are half empty. The rest of the campground areas open are pretty much full.

Weather was supposed to been fantastic earlier in the day and very warm. The cold front however came in about 8pm and brought some heavy wind and rain for a few hours. A few downed trees on the pennisula. We lowered our shelter and rolled up the awning 'just in case'.

With all the decent weather of late, the campground has been very busy. Could get interesting for Columbus Day weekend if the weather holds! If so, we figure on arriving Thursday to be sure to get a spot.

The Trading Post will be open through Sun Sep 30th, after that be sure to stock up on supplies before you arrive!

Cheers from Site 83
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Re: CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby FCMEMORIES » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:53 pm

Hi Kate and Dave

Yes, I'm jealous you are there. LOL! I plan on going Columbus day weekend as well. Can't leave here til that Friday arriving very early sat morning. Do you think I'll have trouble getting a water site? You guys have a great time!

Cindy
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Re: CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby CampADK » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi Cindy!

Weather will dictate Columbus Day no doubt. I was surprised how busy it was this past weekend. There were still 55 or so campsites occupied when we left for home this afternoon.

If the weather turns colder, the campground will shut down the 140's and 150's which will limit sites for Columbus Day. I have seen them reopen (weather permitting) in past years when the crowds poured in. You never know.

We might head to Fish Creek on Thursday if the balmy weather returns to ensure we get a primo site.

Best to wait and see how the weather is looking...

Cheers!
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Re: CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby CampADK » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:37 pm

By the way, the fall colors are 'just' starting to show at Fish Creek. Its been a dryer summer, so they are not expecting an ideal fall. Some fall campers suggested that this fall is certainly lagging recent years color wise.
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Re: CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby CampADK » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Photos from the weekend to follow...
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Re: CampADK Trip Report Sep 13-16, 2012

Postby weR-Podpeople » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:10 pm

We were on 89 til today. The leaves are changing nicely now. Were you there with the coyotes? At least that's what they sounded like. A couple of night you could hear them across the pond yelping and howling. One night I'm sure they were outside the camper yipping. Made our dog crazy. :shock: I was glad to be inside the camper. Another reason for everyone to make sure to keep their sites clean and not leave food lying around. Overall it was a great trip.

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