Wednesday, January 26, 2011

media release Camp Bayou

Camp Bayou Cabin Progress
The Fishing Cabin renovation at Camp Bayou continues with cabin #5. A recent volunteer workday with the sales staff from Auto Trader, succeeded in stripping all the damaged wood in preparation for structural re-enforcement and new siding.
Volunteers are still being sought for future workdays. If you have carpentry skills and would like to help restore the cabins, contact Frank at . Organizers plan to have both cabins complete with examples of our fishing history on display in plenty of time for the second annual Beef n' Bones fundraiser this fall.

Camp Bayou is nether a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.


The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at or call 813-641-8545.


Dolly Cummings

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

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