Backcountry Events


The Backcountry Wilderness Area offers fun and excitement for all ages. The panoramic vistas, abundant wildlife, and native vegetation and wildflowers provides the perfect backdrop for tent camping and the scariest Halloween event you'll ever experience.

Community Campout

One weekend a year we invite the public to join us camping in the Backcountry. This family fun event is prefect for all level of campers. Community Campout takes place the weekend after Memorial Day weekend. Registration opens in April.

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Elk Banquet and Drawing

The Annual Elk Hunt Banquet and Silent Auction is the third Friday in July. Tickets go on sale in early October. This event offers residents the chance to hunt just ten minutes from home in the Backcountry Wilderness Area. We hold a lottery drawing to determine the tags: bull elk, cow elk, coyote, and spring turkey. The number of tags varies year to year as determined by the state. It’s a great opportunity for networking and money raised goes directly toward natural resource management in the Backcountry. For more information or to donate, contact email.

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Haunted Forest

Enjoy a night of fright as you walk ¾ of a mile through the Haunted Forest conveniently located in the Backcountry. Beware of goblins and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. This year’s event is October 20 and 21. Tickets have a specific one-hour time slot for entering the forest with the first slot starting at 7:15 and the last starting at 10:15. Tickets on sale starting mid-September. Food trucks and vendors present. For more information or to volunteer, contact email.

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Dates for each event detailed above may be found on Events Calendar.

Backcountry Wilderness Area Events

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