DESTINATION CAMPING SITES for THE AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE
Following is a partial list of Destinations and other Challenges for the
Season-Long Game of Camping Fun and Adventure. The Outdoor
Hobbies and Activities Challenges will be found in a separate post.
Proof of fulfilling the Destination Challenges will be a photo of a family
member in their official Race Shirt by the Park entrance sign and a
second photo with your tent or camper at your campsite. Bonus points
for visiting a landmark in or near the Park will require two photos proving
you were there. Please note that if you are camping at a camp site
other than the designated Park, you could still score the Bonus Points
by visiting the Bonus Landmark as a Day.
DESTINATION STATE PARKS IN OUR FOUR-STATE AREA (IL, IN, MI, WI)
[25 Points, Possible bonus of 5 points]
ILLINOIS CAMPING SITES
- STARVED ROCK STATE PARK BONUS: Visit a waterfall.
- LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM STATE HISTORIC SITE BONUS: Visit inside the Blacksmith Shop
- NAUVOO STATE PARK BONUS: Visit nearby 1846 Historic Nauvoo visitor
Center http://www.historicnauvoo.net/ and the Browning Home and Gunsmith Shop in Historic Nauvoo
- APPLE CREEK CANYON STATE PARK BONUS: Take 2 good photos of a family member in the Canyon
- PERE MARQUETTE STATE PARK BONUS: Take a guided Nature Hike with a Ranger
INDIANA CAMPING SITES
- INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK BONUS: (a) Visit the Nature Center or (b) Visit the platform on Mt. Tom
- TURKEY RUN STATE PARK BONUS: Float down Sugar Creek in a canoe
- McCORMICK CREEK STATE PARK BONUS: Hike to the Twin Bridges rock formation
- SPRING MILL STATE PARK BONUS: Visit the Mill
- BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK BONUS: (a) Enjoy the view from West Lookout blockhouse or (b) Visit the nearby town of Nashville, Indiana
MICHIGAN CAMPING SITES
- GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK BONUS: Visit The Musical Fountain
- HOLLAND STATE PARK BONUS: Photograph the Windmill in the town of Holland
- TAHQUAMENON FALLS STATE PARK BONUS: Take a photo of the falls from 2 different view points
- WARREN DUNES STATE PARK BONUS: Photos on top of Mt. Randall
- PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK BONUS: Visit Lake of the Clouds
WISCONSIN CAMPING SITES
- COPPER FALLS STATE PARK BONUS: Waterfalls on Doughboy’s Nature Trail
- DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK BONUS: Balanced Rock Formation
- PENINSULA STATE PARK BONUS: (a) Eagle Bluff Lighthouse or(b) Peninsula two-step Geocache
- KOHLER-ANDRAE STATE PARK BONUS: Visit Sanderling Nature Centerand photograph the piece of the keel of the “Challenge”
- KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST-NORTHERN UNIT BONUS: Reach the top of the Parnell Tower
FEATURED NATIONWIDE CAMPGROUNDS [25 Points each, Possible 5 point Bonus]
- MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Take a funny picture inside the cave.
- ACADIA NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Acadia has 12-foot tides. Safely explore the intertidal zone at low tide. Take two interesting photographs of what you find.
- LIBBY’S OCEANSIDE CAMP, York Harbor, Maine • Libby’s Oceanside Camp, York Harbor, Maine http://libbysoceancamping.com./ (Bonus: Make photo with lighthouse in the background) BONUS: Take photographs with the lighthouse in the background)
- GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Safely take a picture of a Black Bear (not a close-up)
- LOUISBOURG RV PARK on the Waterfront http://louisbourg.com/motorhomepark/ Cape Breton Highlands Park, Nova Scotia — BONUS: Visit Louisbourg Fortress (Score a double-bonus if you are lucky enough to photograph a live musical performance at the Louisbourg Playhouse next to the RV Park.)
- YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Take a photo of Yellowstone Falls & one of Old Faithful erupting.
- ZION NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Take a trail ride on a horse
- GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Ride a mule down into the Canyon
- EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK BONUS: Photograph an Alligator and a white bird.
- PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE BONUS: Photo of yourself either surf fishing or posing with a surf fisherman (for a special treat, try camping on the beach at South Beach Campground –no hookups anywhere in the Park)