Sundays in the Loafing Shed, Spring & Fall (April, May, June, Sept, & Oct) - 'Cowboy Church' from 8:30-9am.

All are welcome, come as you are.

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April 1st, trails open in the Lusk Creek, Bay Creek, and Garden of the Gods Wildernesses. [remainder of trails are open year-round]

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August 21st, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse! We are right on the path of best viewing.

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Sept 16th, 2017

Shrimp Festival in Golconda (12 miles from campground)

The largest festival in the small town of Golconda. Shrimp (and other goodies) to eat, farmers-market/flea market on the courthouse lawn, bounce houses for the kids, carriage rides around town, and even helicopter rides above the town.  visit mainstreetgolconda.org  for more information

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Columbus Day weekend Sunday 8a-5p

Fall Festival in Golconda (12 miles from campground). An annual fall craft festival in the small town of Golconda.

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 last Saturday in October

our annual Fall potluck from 4-6 pm

Musical entertainment.

Ben's Famous Chili, table service, and drinks/coffee provided. Bring a dish to share

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firearm deer hunting season (no equestrian camping, many trails closed)

Illinois season is always the weekend before Thanksgiving, and then two weekends thereafter  (not on Thanksgiving weekend) 

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trails in wilderness areas closed for the winter on Dec 1st (to reopen on April 1st). Effects trails in the Lusk Creek, Bay Creek, and Garden of the Gods Wilderness.