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WGA Spring Campout '13

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WGA Spring Campout 13
in conjunction with the MnGCA
ALL CACHERS ARE INVITED! Camping is optional.


Date/Time: May 17, 2013 to May 19, 2013
Location: Interstate State Park, St. Croix Falls, WI
Description: Joint WI/MN Campout Event

The 2013 WGA Spring Campout will be held at Interstate State Park on May 17-19. The campout will be co-hosted by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association and the Minnesota Geocaching Association, making it a truely interstate event!

As usual, group camping will be available. The cost will be $10 per night per tent. Registration is open! You can reserve your spot in the WGA Store.

A campfire social will be held on Friday and Saturday nights at one or possibly both group campsite. Anyone is invited to attend, but non-campers must leave the park by 11pm.

If you have a camper or prefer a private campsite, you can make reservations at You are strongly encouraged to make your reservations early as sites go fast.

Camping is not required. Click Here to find a motel, or just stop in for the day.

The schedule of activities is still being worked on and can be seen below, but we are hoping to make this the biggest and best Spring Campout event we have ever hosted. Besides the traditional activities such as night caches, we're hoping to have a Dutch Oven Cookoff. There will even be an interstate tug-o-war.
There will be several new geocaches placed in or near the park for the event. If you live nearby and would like to place a cache for the event, feel free to do so.

If you have any thoughts on what type of activies you would like to see at this event, you can make a suggestion in the WGA forums.

Other activities that you can enjoy while at the campout include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, and fishing.

If you would like to request a WGA nametag, you can do that here. Please do not request a nametag if you already have one, or if you will not be at the event to pick it up. Be sure to pick the correct event.

Another not to be missed tradition is the pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. There is no better way to top off the weekend than with all you can eat pancakes and sausages! All geocachers are invited to attend.

Complete Schedule (Subject to change)


  • Group Camp Setup Starts 3:00pm
  • Early Registration - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
  • Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm


  • Registration & Merchandise Sales - 8:00am - 11:30am
  • Night Cache Registration - 8:00am - 11:30am - Setup any time
  • Kids Adventure Cache - Available all day
  • Fishing Derby Registration - 8:00am - 9:30am
  • Fishing Derby - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Meet at Interstate Shelter at 10:15am
  • Presentation and Guided Walking Tour by Friends of Interstate - 10:30am - Location TBD
  • Grill Open - 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Interstate Tug-Of-War - 2:00pm - Location TBD
  • Dutch Oven Cookoff - Start any time. Judging at 5:00pm
  • Grill Open - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • General Member Meeting, Awards, Raffle - 4:30pm
  • Event Photo - 5:30pm
  • Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
  • Night Caches - 8:30pm - Location TBD
  • Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm


  • Pancake Breakfast - 8am - 10am
  • Night Cache Pick-up


Mark your calendar, make your reservations and check back here for more details!

Please not that a vehicle admission sticker is required for Interstate State Park.

Sunday Pancake Breakfast
The WGA is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the Camp Interstate shelter Sunday morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. Cost is $5 for adults (13 years and older), $3 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6. Breakfast fees will be collected on Sunday morning (no advance payment required).
This is open to anyone, so even if you missed the rest of the event you are still welcome to join us for breakfast.

Dutch Oven Competition
Start whenever you like. Judging will be at 5PM Saturday. Check back here for changes. Signup will be at the registration table on Saturday morning.

Two categories: Main Dishes and Desserts
Open to anyone
Dishes will be judged on following criteria:

  • Creativity 
  • Presentation 
  • Taste


  1.  All preparation MUST be done at WGA Campout 
  2. Must abide by all local health codes 
  3. All dishes must have a recipe card that will include all ingredients used. 
  4. Prepare your dish for at least 10 people (judges). 
  5. Have fun!


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