The BMW Club of Northern California will again hold its 2014 Oktoberfest party and meeting at the Event Center at Sly Park on Jenkinson Lake in Pollock Pines – October 18, 2014.
This location sports a shelter house with two large meeting rooms with tables and chairs, bathroom, full kitchen, large deck with café tables, and a patio with picnic tables and a big charcoal grill. There is room for 100 people at the Event Center. There is limited park- ing for cars and trucks, but no camper hookups near the house (See link to Sly Park Resort below). Obviously, those of us carrying stuff in with vehicles will need most of this space. There is other vehicle parking further away from the house.
Approx. 200 feet from the house is a group camp site with picnic tables and a huge fire pit. We can ride our motos right down to this campsite. Most of the tent sites are level. There is a large, modern, clean outhouse between the house and campgrounds. We will have a full keg of beer from a local micro-brewery, and plenty of firewood.
The entrance to the Event Center is on Mormon Emigrant Trail one mile east of Sly Park road. The entrance is marked with a sign. Also look for the NorCal logo sign at the entrance.
Early Birds will have to seek a campsite in the main campground on the lake for Friday night. Reservations can be made on the website mentioned below, but probably won’t be necessary for late October. An alternative campground for Friday night is Finnon Lake - approximately 45 minutes from Sly Park.
October is a very special time in this area. The leaves are turning color, and the smells of harvest are in the air.
Take a ride through the Apple Hill area on the way up. It’s only 20 minutes from Sly Park. There are vineyards, wineries, apple and pear orchards, Jack Russell Brewery, and harvest festivals all month long.
We will be preparing our own food much as we did last year at this event. If you are planning to come, please email "Z" at registration49er@yahoo. com with the number of attendees in your group.
Sly Park website for early bird camping reservations, directions to park and map: http://www. eid.org/recreation/contact.htm
Apple Hill area information: http://www.apple-hill.com/
Finnon Lake campground: register at the store at the entrance.
Nearby motel accommodations:
Sly Park Resort: http://slyparkresort.com/
Best Western Stagecoach Inn: http://www.best- westerncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-stage- coach-inn/
Westhaven Inn: http://westhaven-pollock-pines. com/
We'll see you here.
Tom "Tuco" Harris