Sunday, August 15, 2010

McIntosh State Park, Ventura, IA (Yurt)

This weekend we rented a yurt at McIntosh State Park for a couple of nights. We had a good time, even if my son didn't want to go to bed at his bedtime and then wanted to get up too early.

My in-laws joined us and had reserved the other yurt. This is the second year in a row we went camping with them. It's a nice thing to be able to do with them and the kids.

The yurts have twin bunks beds in it and a full size futon, a table & 2 chairs. And outside there are picnic tables and a fire ring. This yurt is ADA acccessible, the other one wasn't. The bathroom by the yurts is ADA accessible as well.

I would highly recommend renting a yurt there. The yurts on right by the lake and there is a fishing pier right there too. Also, there is a bathroom with showers right by the yurts. The rest of the campground is on the other side, so the bathroom is basically for the 2 yurts. There is a little hiking path right behind the yurt. And there is a nice playground there as well, and a swimming beach.
Only downside is the the yurts are near (not too near) a busier daytime road so you hear the traffic, but you can't see them through the trees. And at night the road is quiet.

Smores & roasted marshmallows are always a hit in the evening. My favorite is the NEW Caramel marshmallows with Symphony chocolate on some graham crackers. YUM!

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