If you have questions, please contact
Charleston Area: Vicky @ 304-205-4329 - or email email@example.com
Beckley Area: Cheryl @ 304-683-5748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER Ė Deadline for RSVP and Money for the August 11th, 2012 Camping Trip is August 24th Ė Night of the dance. We will have a packet of information there if you are going and will be available for questions and payment right after the 10:00 pm announcements at the dance. We will be sitting at the front desk or RSVP or ask questions now. This trip will take a lot of preparation for all the food and entertainment we're providing, which is why we need the RSVP and deadline for payment NO LATER than August 11th. Total cost including food, and camping is $40.00 (including meals).
CAMPING NEWS UPDATE
24th, 25th and 26th - Spots 2, 4, 6 and 109 have been reserved!!
NOTE: PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE CAMPGROUND
Menu - Only $40.00 for all your homemade meals all weekend
Battle Run Campground is conveniently
located just south of Summersville, West Virginia, on the shores of the largest
lake in the state. Superb water quality and sheer sandstone cliffs make
Summersville Lake a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
BATTLE RUN Campground Directions. From U.S. Highway 19, turn west on State Route 129 and travel 3 miles to the campground.
You need to RSVP and pay by Saturday, August 11th, 2012 if you plan on camping so we can get an approximate number and make sure we have reserved enough camping spots and payment is due by August 11thst (at dance) - you also need to indicate whether you will have a camper or tent.
Battle Run Campground
Class A Corps operated campground
117 campsites (110 with 30 amp electric, 7 walk-in tent sites)
2 shower houses with washers and dryers
Campground is open May 1 until Columbus Day
Directions - Approximately 50 miles north of Charleston, WV
There are a couple of different ways to go -
if you live in Charleston - this is probably the quickest way to go - Gauley
bridge turn left on 39 through Belva to Drennen turn right on 129 campground
about 7 miles on left just before dam -
Please watch your speed thru Galley
Bridge - speed traps!!
I-79 towards Clarksburg, take exit 57 for US 19 S toward Beckley - .3 miles,
Turn right onto US-19 S for 25.1 miles, Turn right onto Webster Rd, Slight right
onto Main St
Some questions that have been asked - It doesn't matter whether you sleep in car, camper or tent - there is still a $$$ charge per person per night for camping - we have buddy spots and the costs is split up among all the campers at Battle Run Campground.
Please RSVP and mail your check to me by August 11th which is the DEADLINE (no exceptions), so we can make sure we have reserved enough camping spots for our group.
Due to the all the planning and preparation going into this camping trip - THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. The camping spots have been reserved and paid in advance. We have reserved 3 camper spots and can have 1 camper and 2 tents per spot. If you want to camp with us, you need to let us know as soon as possible. We may not be able to reserve more camping spots that weekend close to our spots.
Make Checks for $40.00 per person payable to: Vicky Stevens or email email@example.com for mailing address, The fees includes $40 per person per night for camping and meals
Things to Do:
Marina - Summersville Lake Marina is located at the Long Point Area. The marina number is (304) 872-1331. Additional information can be found at Summersville Lake Marina & Sarge's Dive Shop. There is a $3.00 Day Use fee for boat launching and Picnicking
Pontoon Boat Rental Rates
Full Day Rental (7:00 am - 7:00 pm) $300 / Day plus gas and 6% tax (12 Hours)
Half Day Rental (7:00 am -1:00 pm; 1:00 pm -7:00 pm) $250 / Halfday plus gas and 6% tax (6 Hours)
Hourly Rental after 2:00 pm (If available) $80 per hour plus gas and 6% tax
Jon Boat Rental Rates
Full Day Rental (7:00 am - 7:00 pm) $120 / Day plus gas and 6% tax (12 Hours)
Half Day Rental (7 am-1 pm; 1 pm-7 pm) $80 / Half Day plus gas and 6% tax (6 Hours)
Hourly Rental (2:00 pm onward if available) $25 per hour plus gas and 6% tax
Snorkeling & Swimming Charters - Bring The Whole Family For Great Outdoor
Snorkeling Charter $40 / Person (Includes Snorkel Gear)
Swimming Charter $40 / Person
Lake Tours (4 or more people) $20 / Person
|1 Hour||$15||1 Hour||$25|
|2 Hours||$25||2 Hours||$35|
|3 Hours||$35||3 Hours||$45|
|4 Hours||$40||4 Hours||$50|
|5 Hours||$45||5 Hours||$55|
|6 Hours||$50||6 Hours||$60|
|7 Hours||$55||7 Hours||$65|
|8 Hours||$60||8 Hours||$70|
|Half Day||Whole Day|
Prices Do Not Include the West Virginia 6% Sales Tax.
NOTE: If you want to rent a boat, you will need to take online boating class..it's free.
Kirkwood Winery - http://www.kirkwood-wine.com/ - Welcome to the Kirkwood Winery, located in the heart of the mountains of West Virginia. We're sure you'll enjoy the rich mountain tradition that flavors our wines
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park - Nestled on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, West Virginia, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. On September 10, 1861 Union troops led by Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans engaged the Confederates and forced them to evacuate an entrenched position on the Henry Patterson Farm which overlooked Carnifex Ferry. The Confederate commander, Brigadier General John B. Floyd retreated across the ferry to the south side of the Gauley River and on eastward to Meadow Bluff near Lewisburg. This Civil War battle represented the failure of a Confederate drive to regain control of the Kanawha Valley. As a result, the movement for West Virginia statehood proceeded without serious threat from the Confederates.
Zip Line - http://www.newrivergorgecanopytour.com/site/gravity-zip-lines.html
Mystery Hole - http://www.mysteryhole.com/ - What is the Mystery Hole? This believe-it-or-not astounding experience has intrigued many people both young and old over the years. Many come time and time again just curious to know if they really did see what they thought they'd seen, or if their eyes were playing tricks on them. Yet some have gone away so bewildered that they've headed in the wrong direction and became lost. Very often keys get locked in the cars because the occupants are too anxious to see the MYSTERY HOLE and experience the Laws of Gravity in action.
This MYSTERY HOLE thing seems to affect different people in different ways depending on whether they cling to the new style education or stray to the plain old C.H.S. (common horse sense) method. We have noticed that the highly educated folks do ask more questions than the lesser educated ones do. Whatever these unidentified effects may be, they are believed not to be a serious threat to those searching for fun and excitement. Weird offbeat attractions are not always easy to find in WILD, WONDERFUL, WEST VIRGINIA. That's what makes the MYSTERY HOLE a welcome change. Many people have passed by this astounding mystifying spot without realizing just how near they were to a whole "HOLE" full of interesting, intriguing and incredible experiences
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine - http://www.beckley.org/exhibition_coal_mine/index.html - The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region. After years of planning, the Exhibition Coal Mine completed an extensive renovation that includes the 14,000 sq. foot, Rahall Company Store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop. A visit will begin here with the purchase of a ticket and a visit to the extensive collection of mining artifacts and tools, geological specimens, photographs, and other features of early life among the coal towns of southern West Virginia.
New river gorge adventure center - http://www.newrivergorgecanopytour.com/ - Tree trop canopies - $109 per person - 3.5 hour
If anyone is interest there is the Oak Leaf Festival in Oak Hill, WV (Fayette County) - that weekend - you could stop by on your way back home on Sunday!! - http://www.oakleaffestival.org
The 16th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
West Virginia's New River Gorge - Night Life and Entertainment
Do you like to cook - Dutch Oven Cooking & Cooking over a Campfire and S'mores
Do you like games - Volleyball, Horseshoes, Hiking, Corn Hole, Badminton, LCR, and Card Games
Want to go for a ride - rent a Pontoon Boat, paddle boat or speed boat
Do you to go Bike Riding - Lots of paved areas to ride around, how about golf, fishing, caving or hiking?
Pictures from the last seven campouts
SES - Carter Caves KY Camping Trip - May 18-20, 2012 - Set 2
SES - Carter Caves KY Camping Trip - May 18-20, 2012 - Set 1
SES - Grayson Lake State Park - Summer Camping - June 17-19, 2011 - Set 2
SES - Grayson Lake State Park - Summer Camping - June 17-19, 2011 - Set 1
Greenbrier River Campground - Greenbrier County WV - August 2009
Seneca Rocks - Pendleton County WV - September 2007
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