We'd like to welcome you back to William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC for the Eleventh Annual NCGO Fall Fling on Saturday, September the 24th from 9am until 5pm.
Out of state cachers, new cachers, old hands and even the curious are welcome to attend!!
Umstead Park has many entrances. The only entrance that has a road to the event is off Hwy 70 in Raleigh.
This year takes us again to William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. The park offers many things including:
- Nature, hiking, and biking trails
- Picnic areas
- Bridle trails
- Virtual caches to find
- .....and of course, all of you!
You have camping choices for this years' Fall Fling.
You can stay in one of Camp Lapihio's (pronounced Lappy-hi-ho) beautiful cabins. Each cabin sleeps 4 people. The cabins do not have electricity. There is also one handicapped-accessible cabin that sleeps 6 that does have electricity and its own bathroom and shower. There is also a big shower facility for all cabin campers.
Please let us know in your log if you plan on staying in one of the cabins. You will soon be able to reserve your cabin or bed space in the NCGO Fall Fling Store.
Umstead State Park does have drive-to family camping. There are 28 drive-to campsites for tents and a limited number of sites for small recreational vehicles. There are no electrical/water hookups. You can reserve a site at the State Parks web page. You are on your own there for reservations!
Dinner will be a nominal fee per adult with children under 5 free with paying adult. Please do post a "will attend log" to let us know if you can come and how many people will eat dinner and how many adults/kids will be in your group as we need this information to plan for food/drink purchases and activities. However, you will need to pay for your meal tickets in the NCGO Fall Fling Store before the event.
Chopped BBQ Pork, Grilled Spice rubbed Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Veggies with Garlic-Herb Butter and Apple Jicima Slaw with Honey Poppy-seed Dressing, Rolls & Butter followed by Fall Fling Cake & Cookies ;). Soda and Bottled Water will be on hand.
Animals (except service animals) are not allowed in the camp's mess hall and cabins. Leashed pets are welcome in any of the outdoor areas.
This event will be a great chance for North Carolina geocachers and our neighbors to spend a little time in a less hectic setting just getting to know each other while enjoying Fall Fling's 4F's: Food, Finds, Friends, and Fellowship which result in the all important 5th F -FUN!