Eagle River Rapids Camp Yurt
by Sondra Menefee
Sixty-five bucks and worth every cent!
I had just moved to town with my hubby and 6 month old and already had my brother coming to visit with his wife and toddler. Before kids we spent plenty of nights sleeping in tents, trucks and anywhere cragside, but a night at this yurt was the perfect solution for a kid-friendly adventure and my infant’s first overnight outdoors.
The yurt itself was furnished with double bunk beds (no pads or mattresses), a table and chairs, a wood burning stove and a few extras such as a clothesline, a journal and some cards. The screened windows also have tarps that can be dropped to keep in the heat or opened to let in the air and light. Nearby in the trees was a bear box and an outhouse with a great view if you prop the door! There’s a shack with volunteer -provided wood already stacked for use in the wood stove along with a full size axe for you to make kindling and slice up some downed branches for the firepit. My hubby came hiking in to spend a couple of hours (poor guy had come straight from work and then had to work early the next morning). I guess this is another plus to this location - folks can hike in and back out the same day if they can’t stay the night. Despite the eternal sunshine we tested out our axe skills and took full advantage of the fire ring to teach the fine art of Smores to the little guys.