Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve
Wilderness Camping

The following guidelines are for everyone’s convenience and will make your visit to the Preserve run more smoothly and hopefully make your stay more enjoyable.  


Arrival: Arrival and departure is 12:00 noon.  There are no refunds for early departures.  We accept Visa, Master Card, or Discover.  Please come to the office upon arrival to check in.  If the office is closed, please leave a note on the note pad by the door, giving your name and site. Come to the office in the morning to pay your camping fees and to get your permit for a campfire. By law you must have a permit to have a campfire.  


Fireplaces: DO NOT MOVE THE FIREPLACES.  The Forest Service determines where they are built.  Moving them can result in State fines and the termination of the permit.  Never leave a fire unattended even for a few minutes.  Also, it has been our experience that glass and metal do not burn, so please do not put them in the fireplaces.  Please do not peel the bark from Birch trees.  It will kill them.  Firewood can be purchased at the office.  


Picnic Tables: If you move a picnic table, please put it back in the original position before you leave.  It is difficult for one person to move alone.  


Trash: This Preserve is a Carry In – Carry Out facility.  If you must use a dumpster, it is located in the office area between the two sheds.  All recyclables (aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, tin cans with no labels) must be put in our recycle bins.  Be sure all trash is bagged and tied securely.  Please help keep our sites clean and do your part by recycling.  


Pets: Pets are welcome.  However, they must be kept on a leash at all times to ensure they do not disturb others.  You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets.  There is a minimal fee per dog per night.  In respect of your fellow campers, please keep dog(s) from barking excessively.


Canoe Rentals: Canoe rentals are available at the office.  Paddles and adult life preservers are provided.  If you have small children you must bring a preserver that fits them.


Quiet Time: Please respect other nearby campers by reducing noise at 10 p.m. Sound carries across the lake and can be disturbing to some.  


Water: Water is available at the main office.  Please return empty water jugs to designated area for refilling.

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