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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gimme Shelter!

We are proud to announce that we have officially secured the shelter that will be home base for all BAR activities!  It is called the Tulip Tree Shelter and will hold 50 - 60 people.  

The Description: The Tulip Tree Shelter is an open shelter with a paved floor, a small grill and a group grill. It seats 60 people and has 15 parking spaces. The shelter also has vault toilets and a playground. It is located on the south side of the West Gate Road. The Tulip Tree Shelter sits in a private, semi-wooded area. Hiking Trail #8, leading to the West Lookout Tower or Ogle Lake, is close by.

We thought that this shelter would be pawfectly situated so folks can easily take doggies for walks throughout the day.  There are picnic tables in the shelter but for anyone who is able, you might want to bring lawn chairs (extras if you can).  It makes for more comfortable seating and (weather providing) we can expand into the area outside of the shelter.

Entrance Fee:  As with most all other state and federal parks, there is a daily entrance fee ($9/vehicle for out-of-state, $2/person if you walk in). To minimize this fee we can carpool into the park.  Anyone staying within the park itself will only pay one entrance fee.

Roll Call:  Be sure to check the Roll Call Tab to find out who has confirmed their attendance at the BAR.  Please let us know right away if there are any changes or corrections!

Lodging:  So far it looks like ALMOST everyone is at the Red Roof Inn (see Lodging Tab).  For anyone interested in staying at the park in an RV campsite, you can make reservations in December. They are only able to be made 6 months in advance.  It is expected that Murphy & Stanley will be staying at a campsite in the park.

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  1. Sounds great!! We are super excited to meet everyone next summer


  2. We are having trouble finding a RV rental that will allow dogs. Worst case is we drive in our car (ugh!)

  3. Hari Om
    Woohooo that is exciting, such a pretty place... YAM xx

  4. We can't WAIT to see everyone!! Thanks fur all your hard work organizing this.

  5. We can't WAIT to see everyone!! Thanks fur all your hard work organizing this.