Friday, October 5, 2012

A Busy Camping Season

  We enjoy our volunteer position here at the Chain O Lakes State Park and have been very busy at the main gate to this park of over 6,000 acres.  This is the only entrance open to the public, so we monitor and direct all traffic into the park.  The new computerized  reservation system allows for easy, fast camper check in to any one of six camping areas.  We also direct visitors to a wide range of other activities and provide information about the park and surrounding area.  Due to the high volume of traffic on a busy weekend, this can keep up to five people very busy much of the day.  

                             Here is a load of hay coming in for the very active riding stable.

                      Part of a hunting blind coming in before the duck and goose season.

                       An experimental seaplane coming in to one of our boat ramp areas.

A class A RV that didn't make it into the camp area.

A plane that didn't make it to a nearby grassy airstrip.

Retrieving a snowmachine that sank in the harbor area.

Retrieving vehicles with trailers that slide into the water at the boat launch area.

We have lot's of the usual wildlife-- 

--with some great hunting and fishing.

A group of campers celebrate Halloween here every year.

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