Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Camp Host Robinson Lake Update

Robinson Lake Campground

I have been at Robinson Lake for 2 months about halfway through my first summer of camp hosting.  Is it what I was expecting?  I like to say when I visit a new location I never have any real expectations.  When you put expectations on a place to me it makes me think of judging a place against your expectation that may or may not be realistic.  With this outlook/view of life I am never disappointed all is good and every day is a new and exciting experience.

I have had a great time met a lot of interesting people and made a few new friends.  The biggest challenge I have had is keeping mice out of the camper.  I am working on a post just on mouse abatement but for the present I am winning but the war is not over and complacency is my biggest threat at present.

It is early July summer is here with temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s the last few days.  The good part is nights are cooling down to 50ish and the humidity is low.  Fishing has slowed down and swimming has increased so the lake use is pretty steady.  Early in the season the campground was staying close to full with retirees spending several days to a week on a visit.  Now I am see more of the younger group and they are only staying a day or two.  My data shows that I am renting more sites now but with the shorter stays and turn overs it makes the camp ground look less utilized. 

For a snap shot of being a camp host at Robinson Lake Campground I have put together the following pictures of the campground and campers. 

Here are some of the memorable events of my camp hosting to date. 

The order is chronological more or less:

Sighting of a monster Large Mouth Bass living under the fishing dock

Moose swimming across the lake

One almost case of two missing children
The bridge they were walking to and the bridge mom thought they were walking to were two different bridges in the end all was good.

An 8 year old camper had a bicycle accident ending with dislocated elbow…ouch

Someone took hand sanitizers and air fresheners from the restrooms

Learned how to identify and harvest Morel Mushrooms…delicious

Not having cellphone or Wi-Fi was an easy adjustment for me

Learned how to catch mice in a 5 gallon bucket 69 total to date

Tasted my first French Toast Special
French toast coated with Sugar frosted flakes then fried in coconut oil

Dutch oven ribs

Dutch oven huckleberry cobbler

Met a 76 year old man touring and tent camping on his motorcycle

Met a couple that had been camping together over 55 years in tents and still camping in a tent
                They use a walker to help them get into and out of the tent

Met a family that took an 18 mile bicycle ride with a 6 and 7 year old in the group

                Wallace ID 18 miles Rails to Trails all downhill shuttle back to start

An evening of music and fun

Dutch Oven Cooking

Huckleberry Cobbler

Coffee and Cobbler on the Fire

Rainbow Trout Robinson Lake

Gillan Creek Robinson Lake

Gillan Creek Robinson Lake

Fishing Robinson lake

Fishing Robinson lake

Fishing Robinson lake

55+ years of camping together and still going strong

 Enjoying the water at Robinson Lake

Enjoying the water at Robinson Lake


  1. Hi Andy, we really like your blog and pictures. Hope to come up this Sunday, July 23. If I can find your phone number in all my stuff, I will call to see if there is an available site. Hope your well, look forward to seeing you.
    Mike & Linda Ashby

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