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Western Country Cousin Picnic Camp Out and Officer Installation


									Western Country Cousin Picnic Camp Out and Officer Installation 2012
On July 24 thru 29, 2012 we will have our annual picnic camp out in Sandy Beach RV Park, Rio
Vista California. This is a centrally located park on the Sacramento River. I have made and
confirmed reservations for sites 11 and 13.

RIO VISTA is 31 miles South of Sacramento, CA and is on the Sacramento River. Antioch and
Pittsburg are within a 30 minute drive.

Reservations can now be made (only 6 months in advance). Hopefully our group will rent #9
and surrounding sites. These are very large sites with room for at least 5 tents each. One or two
RVs may be parked on pavement in front of each site’s grassy area. Limit of ten people per site.
Rate is $18.00 for senior/disable ($30.00 non-senior/disable). Additional vehicles are $10.00.
Day use is $5.00.

Sites 9, 11, and 13 are in shady tree area for shelter from sun and wind.

Interstate I5 to Highway 12 near Lodi, over Sacramento River Bridge just past Highway 160 with
an immediate right turn, back under bridge and follow the signs to Sandy Beach as below.

Interstate 80 to Dixon or to Fairfield onto Highway 12 to Rio Vista, Front St. Front St to Bruning
Ave turn right onto second St, left on Sandy Beach Dr. Just past Delta Marina, turn left.

More about Sandy Beach Park area.

Sandy Beach has a large grassy day use area with tables, a long riverside sandy beach area,
Public bathrooms and showers. Park Rangers and camp ground host are on duty. US Coast
Guard Station is next door.

RV sites have water and power only. Each has a fire grill. A dump station is near the entrance
road. Tent campers are welcome with a ten person limit per site.

For boaters, a dual launch ramp and a single dock. The Delta Marina has Restaurant, guest
docks, RV sites and boat store. Brannon Island State park is near with overnight docks and camp

For wind and sun protection the following sites are listed in order of preference: 11, 13, 9, 7, 5,
3, 1, 15, 16, 10, 12, 14, 18, 42, and 40. Best sites for a view of river are: 38, 34, 36, and 32.
Closest to Restrooms are: 14, 15,16,17,18, 31, 32 33(handy cap). Other sites are either in sun or
little wind protection.

Sandy Beach RV Park phone number: 707-374-2097
Western Country Cousin Picnic Camp Out and Officer Installation 2012
Restaurants, stores and motel are about 1 mile from Sandy Beach.

One must thing to do is visit Fosters Big Horn Bar and restaurant. Over 100 mounted animals.

Boat rentals are nearby.

Motels: Rio Sands lodge, 205 State Highway 12, Rio Vista.          (707)374-6374

Vista Royal Inn: 640 State Highway 12

Hotel: Hotel Rio Vista, 207 Main St.         (707)324-2890

RV Parks: Sandy Beach Solano County Park, 2333 Beach Dr. Rio Vista CA, 94571           (707)374

         Duck Island RV Park, hwy 160           916 777 6663

         Brannon Island State Park, Highway 160, 916 777 6671

         Moose Lodge (RV sites), Main St, Rio Vista first come first serve

         Vieira’s Marina and RV, Highway 160 or 151 Brannon Island rd. 916 777 5588

         Tower Park Marina and RV, Terminus, Highway 12 209 464 0790

Picnic Itinerary:

Wednesday July 25: Arrival and set up

Thursday July 26: Drive to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Take BART from Baily Road, Pittsburg
to San Francisco and Cable Car to Ghiradelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Friday: July 27: Boat rides and tour (tentative). Fox hunt (Tentative)

Saturday July 28: Eyeball QSO’s and pot Luck Dinner at 4:00 PM at central camp.

        Installation of new Officers.

Sunday July 29: Farewells and last visits.

A station will be set up at main camp site for all to use Special Event call W7C.

We will use the 2 meter National calling frequency of 146.520 simplex for directions and talk in.

If you have suggestions, we will be glad to hear them.

We will have a lot of fun and the Kids and Grand Kids will have a great time.

We may have a drawing and prizes. This will be announced at a later date.
Western Country Cousin Picnic Camp Out and Officer Installation 2012
NOTE: Second shower and rest rooms next to site 32 did not show on this scan of the map.
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Cousin Roy N5SWE

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