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Anyone been there? Would like to get up there at least once this summer. How much does it cost per person, and when are they open?

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Haven't had time to yet this summer, but the summer aint over yet I guess. I will try and report if I do head up there.

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is there camping there?

My black hills utv rally trip got cancelled this labor day so i think i better find some other place to ride!

So i am thinking of going there riding and them camping the night if it is worth it?

whats everyone think?

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Worth it, yes. It's one of the few good trails in the state. Also with all of this rain the water is going to be deep on some of the trails.

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I don't have anny pricing but am sure it's pretty reasonable since it's city run. During hunting season, alot of people stay there. Some even leave their dropped down fish houses for a couple weeks @ a time. It's not like a state park or resort camping, but still nice. They have a shelter & gravel pads for larger rigs. I believe they also have a dump station. But it is close to downtown so you have a grocery store, bar, & resaurant within walking distance.

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well that sounds good...i took a quick look at Appletons town HSOforum but i didnt see much might have to look again for the camping info.

thanks guys

How many hours of riding can you do there??

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RunDrave

i am thinking about labor weekend since my black hills utv rally got postponed so i still want to ride and goin camping even if it is for one night!

Whats your ride RUNDRAVE?

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Labor day weekend won't work as that is the weekend my wife and I plan on going to the MN state fair.

The following weekend I am off to West Virginia to spend a week out at the Hatfield McCoy trail system grin

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I think most people make an afternoon of it. I've been there so many times I just come and go though.

Here's a little of what to expect. Unfortunately I don't have any pics after the addition.

right now this one should be all water

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this last one is now a parking lot but there are other trails similar to this.

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thanks for the pictures PULSAR_nx!! the more the better

WIll a rhino fit on thoses trails??

i am not sure if we are staying over yet or not.......we just need to know if we can ride UTVS there

RUNDRAVE

Are you driving out to WV??

sounds like fun!!! LUCKY!

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The wife and I just went on Friday. We rode for about 5 hours, and had a great time. the water crosses were the best (some about 2+ feet deep). We will be back for sure.

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