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Fannin Lake

Discussion in 'TX- The White Trash of the Elwood Chapter' started by valkyrie610, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. valkyrie610

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    or Lake Fannin, whichever you prefer. :D

    Barb is flying to Florida Labor Day weekend to tend to some family business, which leaves me n Butters unsupervised for the weekend.

    I am trying to find a place kind of remote where we can just drink beer, swim, and camp. I'll be drinkin' most of the beer, Butters will be doin most of the swimmin.

    Sooo- is it permissible to camp at the lake?

    Would there be better spots to squat on at the Red River (without getting shot for trespassing)?

    Just need to get out of the city and not hear a voice for a couple days...
     
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    Chris,
    Yeah camping is allowed at Fannin Lake. Don't know how quiet it would be, some of the local kids like to party there :cheers: But most of the natives are friendly. :)
     
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    Thank you sir, good to know.

    As long as they're not floppin' their junk in the middle of the night I can probably sleep through it. :D
     
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    :eek: I ain't never heard somebody call Murmy "sir"! :doh:
     
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    :eek: I must've been real medicated last night... I thought I was talking to Fro! (hence the reference to the late night carnage to the Beater)
     
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    Chris there are two other small lakes within 10 miles from here could even offer you a motor home for the weekend if you need.
    this is Fro / let us know sounds like a party:cheers:
     
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    Thanks, it sounds better and better!

    Are the other lakes open for primitive camping? Private land or public?

    Is the river a little too "red" for swimming? Last time I saw it , it just looked like a muddy gulch.
     
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    There are a couple of other small lakes nearby. Coffee Mill and Crockett. They both are good for camping. Just let us know if you need the motor home or directions. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
     
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    Very cool, I see both of those on the map. Private property? Good swimming?

    I sincerely appreciate the offer of the motorhome, but I think Buttercup and I will just sleep in the 80 or the tent.

    Which of those two is better for a quiet place to camp & swim?

    I'll think I'll take you up on some directions to the best camping areas, those look real inviting! :)

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    Lake Crockett is the quietest one. The camping is a bit harder to get to. I'll get Fro to send some directions. The swimming should be better too. :)
     
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    Fro/Murmy- I got nuthin' yet... should I make other plans?
     
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    Thanks for all the info Fro, I'll call you when I get into town! :D
     
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    Had a great time, ended up leaving Sunday mid-morning as the rain loomed.

    Sorry I couldn't call, I had no Nextell service. :(

    Thanks for all the help, I'll definitely be back!
     
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    Since this first trip, I have now made about 4-5 trips Crockett Lake, and I gotta tell you- it's a family favorite.

    Don't want to blow this little secret spot, but if anyone just needs to get away for a quiet weekend, this is as good a spot as you'll find.

    Guess who's the first one in? :D

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    Absolutely deserted....

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    The happy family:

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    Couldn't agree more. :cool:

    Damn disappointin' when we went last fall and it was standin' room only for huntin' season. :frown:

    :flamingo:
     
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