What We’re Doing
This Memorial Day Weekend (Friday May 23- Monday May 26), a few of us are heading to to the Angel of Shavano group campsite near Salida. Angel of Shavano Group Campground is considered one of the area’s best kept camping secrets. It is situated next to the North Fork South Arkansas River and offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
The itinerary is as follows:
- Friday, May 23 (PM) – Arrive at our campsite. See the Where We Are Staying section for more details. We’re planning to have dinner at the site.
- Saturday, May 24 – Hike in/around Colorado Trail near our campsite. We’d also like to place a geocache somewhere on the trail. Our kids have gotten into geocaching (basically back-country treasure hunting with GPS). I think it would be cool to create our own.
- Sunday, May 25 – Hike the Wagon Loop (near Little Brown Creek) trail in the AM. Then go to the Mount Princeton Hot Springs in the PM.
- Monday, May 352 – Lazy AM/Schlep back to Front Range.
We’re staying at the Angel of Shavano group campsite near Salida. It’s a huge site that can accommodate 24 cars and 100 people. The site is equipped with a picnic shelter, tables, six pedestal grills and a campfire circle with benches. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. No drinking water is available within the group site, but it is available at the nearby family campground.
The Amenities include the following:
- Baseball Fields
- Campfire Circles
- Group Camping
- Horseback Riding
- Horseshoe Pit
- Mountain Biking
- Parking Area
- Picnic Shelters
- Scenic Overlooks
- Softball Fields
- Trash Collection
- Vault Toilets
- Volleyball Courts
Less Than 1 Mile
- Drinking Water
- Firewood Vendor
Within 10 Miles
- Whitewater Rafting
How to Check In
- Print out my receipt.
- Go to site.
- If asked, show the receipt and mention my name.
How to Get there?
How much will it cost?
Right now, every family will pay $42 for all three days. If we get more/less the price will go down/up. Click here to see a full list of who is coming.
Don’t worry about paying me now; we can settle up at the campsite.
What to Bring
It’s car camping, so the usual (tents/sleeping bags/chairs/etc.) is required. See my handy checklist if you’d like to spark some ideas on what you should bring.
There is no potable water at the campground but there is available close, so bring jugs (lots of jugs) to store it.
Bring sports equipment, frisbees, etc. Bring glow sticks and other night time stuff.
Meals: Breakfasts and Dinners
We’ll do meals potluck style. Just plan for meals for your family and extra if you want to share. We can coordinate in real time if we want to share some of the responsibilities.
We’ll do Breakfasts around 7 AM and Dinners around 6 PM.
Lunches/snacks should be done on your own.