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If you wish to sleep in your own tent you must reserve a shelter and camp nearby, use the outhouse, fire-pit if allowed and leave no trace. Many people tenting will set up inside a shelter for protection from the elements and to keep the bugs away.
You need to obtain permission by contacting Al at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a fire in the outdoor fire-pits or in the wood-stove at East Glade Shelter. Fires are not allowed when conditions are dry. If there is no firewood near the shelter you are allowed to gather dry wood nearby. A handsaw and splitting maul is provided. Be sure the fire is out before sleeping or leaving. A fire needs to be attended at all times. There are water buckets at each shelter to provide a means to put out the fire. They are filled by rainwater, a stream or pond.
IMPORTANT - Do not remove wood ashes from fire-pits or stoves to dispose of them.
Special Note to Wapack Hikers
The Wapack Trail passes through Windblown property and many other privately owned lands. Please honor private property signs. Shelters are not available for day use.
Fire Rules at Windblown Camping
Permission is required for an outdoor fire in the evening after the wind has died down. There is an additional charge of $20 for one fire. Exceptions:
When there is snow on the ground. When a steady rain is falling.
Two good armloads or 20-30 well split pieces. There is a maul at each shelter/hut to split wood to make kindling. You can gather dead wood/twigs from the forest floor for no extra charge. There are times when there is not wood available due to impassable conditions for tractor delivery.
If there is a stream/pond near your site, fill the 5-gallon bucket with water and have it nearby. Rake debris away from the firepit so it is bare ground. Roof rain water is available at Mountain Top Shelter. Let the fire burn down before going to bed and then soak the coals. Check in the morning to make sure it is dead out". Do not remove ashes from the firepit.
There is no extra charge for using firewood in the woodstove when outside temperatures require heat. Let the fire die out long before leaving. Do not remove ashes. Restock wood from outside so the next campers have dry wood. Always close woodstove doors and turn control to low before leaving.
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