CAMPING CABINS: Not Exactly Roughing It

Camping season kicks into high gear this weekend. And, we’re taking you inside the newest place to enjoy the great outdoors. But, this destination isn’t your typical camping experience.

Far inside Polk County’s Jester Park near Shelter 5, you’ll find four new cabins. Sharon Mikulan says, “The drive in here, we’re just so fortunate.” Her husband Ray Mikulan says, “It’s just unbelievable.”

But, this isn’t exactly roughing it. Mrs. Mikulan says, “It’s going to be my kind of roughing it.”

One of the modern meets rustic cabins comfortably sleeps eight. You’ll find a queen bed in one room, bunk beds in the other and an accessible bathroom. A large dining table and couch are in the common area. Polk County Conservation Board Community Outreach Supervisor Kami Rankin says, “No TVs yet. We may put those in the future if we have enough requests.”

Outside there’s is a deck with a view leading to another room below. That includes an additional queen bed, futon and bathroom.

The other three cabins have room for six. A queen bed is upstairs and bunkbeds and a futon are in the lower level. Sheets, towels and toilet paper are included in all. Rankin says, “The only thing we ask people to bring is basically just their toiletry items.”
For meals, you really just need to bring your food. There’s a refrigerator and the cabinets are fully stocked with dishes. You’ll even have knives, a coffee maker and toaster.
Rankin says, “You have a stove and refrigerator and microwave, just like you would at home.”

Across the street, campers can enjoy a newly renovated discovery pond. It’s fully stocked with fish. Canoes are available. And, a new walking path leads you around the pond. Rankin says, “We have a natural play scape nearby, bird blind, an elk and bison exhibit, there’s a lot for people to do here.”

The only problem is most weekends in 2014 are already booked. Rankin says, “So, people are very excited. There are quite a few weekday rentals.”

The Mikulans say they’re glad they planned their fall getaway weeks ago, so they can get back to nature with a few modern amenities. Mrs. Mikulan says, “For Thanksgiving, we rented it for three days.”

You must rent the cabins for two nights. The one bedroom cabin is $80 per night. The two bedroom cabin is $110 per night. Go to www.mycountyparks.com, if you’d like to rent.
You can check these out for yourself at the grand opening on June 8. It’s from 1 to 4 p.m. with many free activities, including cabin tours, canoe floats and fishing.

CAMPING CABINS: Not Exactly Roughing It

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