On a recent trip to Scamp
to have an awning
installed, we wanted to spend some time around Backus and randomly picked the Corps of Engineers' Gull Lake campground as a base. What a great choice! Sites were large and wooded with sufficient understory to provide a good bit of privacy. $26 for electric ($13 w/senior pass), clean showers and restrooms, beach, boat ramp, fishing, trails and awesome staff. A special treat for us southerners were the loons calling back and forth each night. Maybe a forty five minute scenic drive from the Scamp
factory. If in the area, be sure to visit the nearby State Park where you can wade in the Mississippi River's headwaters.
And the Fiamma awning
is much easier to deploy and retract than our old Catalina 2500 - I just hope it lasts as long (17 years). Plus, everyone we met at Scamp
was extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. We saw a beautiful 19D that was to be picked up this week. If the new owner is on this board, you've got a winner.