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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby TimJones » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:10 am

I am hoping to make it. Last two outing I ended up in the hospital a day or two before. :? :?
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:36 am

It probably warmer in the hospital ! :snowstorm:
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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:09 am

bobhenry wrote:It probably warmer in the hospital ! :snowstorm:


That's for sure! ❄️⛄️
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby GerryS » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:13 pm

What area do you plan on setting up in? Are the restrooms open? I assume electricity is available too...or should I bring my genny?
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:47 am

Electric is on!

Vault toilets only

you need cash for off season camping fee. The ranger will be around to collect. Was about $ 12.00 +/-. Try and have close to correct change.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby GerryS » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:36 am

Summit lake doesn't have vault toilets....I don't remember them, and there aren't any on the map....

Hmm....
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:00 am

GerryS wrote:Summit lake doesn't have vault toilets....I don't remember them, and there aren't any on the map....

Hmm....


http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/summit-lake-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IN&parkId=570031

Go down the list of amenities till you get to toilets vault/pit they are on the list I never noticed they are not shown on the campground map but they really really do exist.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby Verna » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:58 pm

Off the top of my head, I sure can't remember exactly where the vault toilets are. There might be some near the tent camping, but I don't remember any in the two campground electric areas.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:40 pm

Verna wrote:Off the top of my head, I sure can't remember exactly where the vault toilets are. There might be some near the tent camping, but I don't remember any in the two campground electric areas.


:thinking: Maybe they bring in portable-style vault toilets and sit them next to the regular restrooms when the weather gets too cold to prevent the water pipes from freezing.

(And, no, I'm not driving halfway across the nation in rain, snow, ice, etc, to freeze my "Ahem" while camping. ...I'm just a nosy ol' critter...TeeHee!)
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby prohandyman » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:36 pm

Yes there are vault toilets. We even put a propane heater in one a few years ago when the temp really dropped!
I am still on if I do not have to travel to Ill on Sat.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby GerryS » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:53 am

I don't remember vaults anywhere in main loops....and definitely not in the open grassy areas, which is the only place I'd stay. The tree lined area at summit is really muddy and uneven with huge aggregate (rock) for pads...and that's in the summer. In the winter/rainy season it's got to be a mud pit.

Summit lake ... It's my least favorite park I've been to yet..anywhere...it needs a lot of attention to turn it into a decent stay. The wooded sites are On mostly low ground and uneven in loop A, and Loop B has better terrain, but the sites are odd shaped and smaller.

Of course it's all still a question of salty roads and bad weather. I'm not dragging Serenity out into toxic conditions.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby Jst83 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:10 pm

:thinking: I seem to remember the shiveree where they had port a johns there don't remember pit toilets either.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby GerryS » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:15 am

I looked on map....the vaults do exist. They in in the youth ten camping area....a good walk from loop A.....
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby Verna » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:39 am

I love my privy tent, but sorry, I'm using it in Arizona this winter.
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Re: 2015 Shivaree

Postby GerryS » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:39 pm

Can't wait to hear those stories Verna!!
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