The 14th Annual GPNDG
August 11-14, 2005
Three Meadows Group Camp
at Dworshak State Park,
near Orofino, ID
N 46° 35.586' W 116° 18.028'
We have obtained permission to pitch tents on the
"Activity Field", but all vehicles
must remain in designated parking areas at all times.
(Yes, this includes motorcycles)
carry your tent and sleeping gear to your tent site, not
drive your bike over to drop it off.
The lawns and grassy areas at this site are very fragile because of the
extremely dry climate, and this year is shaping up to be even drier than
usual. If the grass is damaged, it likely will not get enough water to
Idaho park policy is zero tolerance for any type of
fireworks within park boundaries. This includes all of Three Meadows
Group Camp. In addition, Dworshak State Park
property is leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and therefore
subject to their federal rules and regulations. They also enforce zero
tolerance. The same is true of the Forest Service. State and county laws
essentially state that if it "goes up or blows up", it's against the law.
In addition, individuals in the state of Idaho who start a structure or
forest fire are liable for the entire cost of damages and
It is already looking to be a potentially bad fire year.
Idaho State Park rules
are in effect, and we have agreed to obey them.
Thanks for understanding and cooperating.
(Text below is taken directly from the reservation form we signed)
- We encourage you to leave your pets at home. However, if you do bring
your pets, they must be kept on a leash
that is no more than 6 feet in length. Pets are not permitted in any of the
- The lodge may not be used as a sleeping area.
- The cabins may not be used to sleep in excess of the bed capacity - i.e.
no more than 12 persons per sleeping cabin.
- Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings.
- Camp fires and Barbecue grills are permitted in designated areas only.
- Vehicles are not permitted off of established roadways, this includes
Off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and
four - wheelers. All vehicles must be licensed and operated by licensed
drivers. All Idaho Department of
Parks and Recreation and State of Idaho laws pertaining to motor vehicle
- Tents may be erected in designated areas only.
Regulations of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation are in
effect at Camp Three Meadows.
(Taken directly from the reservation form we signed)
- All groups are responsible for cleaning prior to departure. Facilities
must be left in the same condition as upon arrival.
this includes the showers, toilets, sinks, floors, mirrors, cabins, lodge,
kitchen area and equipment, as well as
any/all areas that are used.
- Groups must pay all fees that are in effect at the time of use. All fees
must be paid at the time of departure unless
you have written approval to do otherwise.
- Groups will be held responsible for any damage or loss of camp equipment.
- Groups will be responsible for collecting all trash and litter and
depositing it into the Freeman Creek dumpster.
- The park manager shall have the authority to restrict the use of any
building, area, equipment, or facility when it is
judged that such use may be detrimental to the health and safety of the user
group, or to state property.
This may include restricting the use of commercial kitchen appliances to
qualified cooks only.
- Cooking and Cleaning Marerials: The park will provide cleaning
detergents, brooms, mops, glass cleaner, trash bags,
and grill bricks for the commercial ranges. Groups must bring dish washing
detergent and any disposable items
needed for cooking or cleaning.
- The group leader must advise camp staff immediately of any accidents
occurring to any member of the group and of
any damages to state property.
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