I'll do my best Bruce. I need to make it up there one day soon and talk with you and Bob. Do you think we can get Sandy to join AS so she can chime in here?Eccentric and I will sit down with Management (one of whom recently had a heart attack, so bear with us ...) and work out the details.
Yes there is a "group camp" area that will accommodate up to 25 or so IIRC ... I think (I'll check) that it's like $60 night.
There is a Ramada and other pic-nic areas. The Ramada will accept 25 or so for cooking and washing. Don't know the fees on that.
Regular Park camping is available, w/o water or power. The sites have tables, fire rings with partial grates, and tent spaces. Some parking spurs are big enough for a mid-sized motor home, most accept a pick-up and camper fine or a car and trailer up to 25 ft.
The sawing area will be arranged and we'll post the details when we know them. I'm not sure we can have races this round. We are just trying to get this thing going in this round. Maybe we can do races next year, but we'll ask...
If we have enough interest, and we can get reimbursed though some sort of ticket sales, we might also be able to book the Tucker Farm Center next door. That venue would be off of State land, so it would be a free'er location to do things that the State Park system may not allow (they still own the underlying property and buildings at Bothe) ...
We'll get the rules and procedures worked out and post that ASAP. I'm going to ask Ranger Sandy Jones to join this discussion at some point as we are asking questions outside my expertise.
Aaron, will you please see if you can talk Rob Grassi into joining AS so he can be part of this dialog? He's the park maintenance person and a ex-farm boy, a practicing Mill Wright, an old machine enthusiast, and a Nor Eastern wood cutter - now out on the Left Coast. We'll need his help in co-ordinating some of this to get it to work right.