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Riding Camping advice
« on: April 13, 2016, 11:22:59 AM »
We have a group of 6 to 8 riding (weather permitting) Brown County and staying in the park the nights of April 28th, 29th and 30th.


Looking for advice on a few questions


- Preferred camp sites in the park for mountain bike riders?
- We would like to ride 4 to 6 hours a day, what other trails are recommended? We did French lick a few years ago, so we are familiar with that trail
- we could use a half dozen unsplit logs, ideas how we can find/purchase those?


We will have a few kegs of Wisconsin microbrewers on hand, stop by our camp site




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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 12:57:39 PM »
Not sure on the camping, but make sure you hit Nebo Ridge and Yellowwood for sure. Here's a map. You should also chat with the crew at Hesitation Point Bicycles, just West of the North entrance. They know their stuff. And don't forget you will need off-road riding permits this year, which can be purchased at the gate.
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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 09:11:46 PM »
You guys from Wisconsin? I'm from Green Bay originally and now about 15 mins from Brown County... so unfortunately don't have great info on camping there. I'll have to stop by and grab some beer and talk about how the Packers absolutely rule.

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 06:16:05 AM »
Brown County has a great large campground with modern showers, etc. Yellowwood State Forest across the highway has some good camping but it is primitive only, no showers or electric.
You can reserve your sites at BCSP online.
Hope the weather cooperates for all of you and you enjoy your visit   
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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 03:31:28 PM »
 There are no "bad" camp spots at brown county, I've camped in the vast majority of the camp grounds there. The Rally Camp area will put you right by the Limekiln Trail, but frankly, we stayed at the back of the first camp ground last time we camped there, and it was a 2 minute ride over to catch limekiln. The very last set of camp grounds are really neat, they feel slightly more private than the first loop of camp sites.

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 08:49:28 AM »
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Join us the weekend of April 29th at Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana for a beginner-friendly weekend of riding and camping. We have Rally Camp #1 reserved for the weekend and camping is free. If you have a good time consider making a donation to NITRO to support your local trails. Gate fee to the park is $7 and there is a $5 a day ($20/yr.) MTB fee for all trails except beginner green trails. Helmets are required! Please RSVP by emailing Mtb.Nitro@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!
 Saturday and Sunday; 10:00am Bike Check, 10:30 Beginner Rides

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 08:46:33 PM »
Hey,


Sorry for not responding sooner, but thank you for the great help.


We needed two site together ended up with raccoon ridge 111 and 112,we will be in late Thursday probably staying through Sunday, unless we get restless and move somewhere else...


Stop by we will have some Wisconsin mirco brews on tap and discuss the Packers and Badgers :)


We will try to stop by the Rally camp and check in with some of you.

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 09:15:58 AM »
The wife, dog and myself are looking to be in BC that weekend. I could be tempted to some New Glarus Brews  :D.

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2016, 03:50:46 PM »
The weather looks like it could cause us trouble, we might need to head another direction.


Hopefully it clears up.

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Re: Riding Camping advice
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 04:59:10 PM »
We are heading north to ride, we will try to get a trip down your way later in the year.


Thanks for the help.

 

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