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May 25, 2012

Leisure

Summer activities at Pine View
begin with Memorial Day weekend

Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground summer season activities will begin May 25-26 Memorial Day weekend, with the opening of Squaw Lake beach and swimming and the Camp Store.

Many seasonal activities are scheduled through the Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-3.

Guests can participate in many water activities, including non-motorized boating (canoe and paddle boats) and fishing. Fees apply. Use of the swimming area and beach is free.

Games available for rent include volleyball, horseshoes and miniature golf.

Weekend activities include:
May 25-26 – Sponge Bob Festival;
June 1-2 – Wacky Wheels (bring bikes and a wacky costume);
June 8-9 – Camping Challenge;
June 15-16 – Wet & Wild;
June 22-23 – Mardi Gras;
June 29-30 – Outdoor Adventure;
July 6-7 – Forever Free (bring decorations for sites);
July 13-14 – Family Fun Day;
July 20-21 – ’50s Flash Back (car show, costume contest);
July 27-28 – Boredom Busters;
Aug. 9-10 – Splish Splash Beach Bash;
Aug. 17-18 – Haunted Trails (costumes, decorations for site, candy for trick or treating, apples for caramel);
Aug. 24-25 – Mexican Fiesta (Mexican-themed pot luck);
Aug. 31-Sept. 1– Sports Kids (wear your favorite team apparel).

All weekend events are open to the general public.

Lodging accommodations are available year-round at Pine View. Cabins, recreational trailers, tents, yurts, etc., can be rented. Rental sites also are available for campers or tents. Reservations are required.

Several specials will be available for the season. Military-eligible patrons can rent a 29-foot onsite camper for seven consecutive days for $250. Patrons who rent camp sites for Friday and Saturday nights will get Sunday night free or who reserve four consecutive nights (Sunday-Thursday) will get the fifth night free. All specials must be reserved by calling Pine View Campground at 608-388-3517/2619 or 1-800-531-4703.

A designated number of camping sites are reserved for weekends for active-duty military patrons who cannot make reservations due to mission requirements. Any of these sites not reserved by Friday are offered to the public.

Event or rental information and prices are available on the Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation website at www.mccoymwr.com or by calling the Pine View Campground.

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