- Estimated Cost: $35
- Deposit: $20
- Max Trip Size: 6 people
Escape the commercial madness of the season with a winter kick-off at Wild River State Park. Stay in a warm (it’s heated!), cozy camper cabin at night and ski, snowshoe, or even hike during the day. This is a great trip for beginners or those who want an introduction to the winter camping experience.
Activities: Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking! Snowshoes are available from the Rovers cage, skis are available for rent at the Trail Center at the Park, depending on weather, of course. The Park’s Trail Center offers a warm place to stop for a fireside lunch or a relaxing break during the day. Even if there’s no snow, Wild River has miles of hiking trails.
Meals: Lunch is on your own, and we can decide how we want to do breakfast and dinner (some options include pot luck, shared meals, everyone bring one meal). All cooking must be done outdoors. I’ll have a Rovers stove or two for hot water and cooking. There is also a fire pit outside for a bonfire. We must bring our water in (we can fill up at the park office). There is a small table inside the cabin and a larger picnic table outside the cabin. Bring your own plate, mug, utensils…
Toilet facilities are a vault outhouse down the lane. No showers this time of year. Beds: The camper cabin has two double beds and two upper single bunks with mattresses. You need to provide your own bedding. Sleeping bags are available from the Rovers Cage. Sorry, no pets allowed in the cabins.
Estimated cost: $35. Deposit: $20. Max trip size: 6.
Audrey S. Trip report