Monday, June 13, 2011

Lake Metroparks campout filling fast but family dog can't attend

Though only 14 camping spots remain in Lake Metroparks' annual camp-about in Kirtland, one item won't be permitted: The family pooch.

Dogs are not allowed, says the parks system as it continues to field inquiries about the June 24 to 26 event.

The camping experience is slated for the parks system's Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Kirtland. It will include an entire package of family friendly activities from guided nature hikes (including one into the park's deep gorge) to story telling by a professional to, well, making the traditional sweet camping favorite treat, s'mores. Yum.

Camp setup and activities begin at 6 p.m., June 24 and will conclude at noon, June 26.

So far no one with a hard-sided camper had signed up, only tenters, says Lake Metroparks' registration manager, Nancy Adams.

Among the perks is that the agency will keep open all night the restrooms inside the park's Nature Center.

Adams also just answered a question not asked by anyone before, that being, "can I bring my pet?"

Her short answer is "no."

"We've adjusted our web site to show this," Martin said.

Even so, if you are new to camping or have the itch to stay close to home for a fun-filled weekend, contact the agency's registration office at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226.

One can also register online or seek additional information at

Note that there is a $50 fee per campsite though each site can accommodate up to two tents and a total for six people.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn


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