Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rockport State Park Camping

Friday afternoon we drove back up to Rockport to camp. We heard that there was a regatta that would be held there on saturday so we thought it might be fun to go camp friday night and then go out on the boat and watch watch some sailing races on Saturday.

We arrived at Rockport about 6pm on Friday night. All of the campsites near the lake where full. We ended up driving to the other side of the dam and finding the last camp site at the the Old Church camp ground. This is a nice flat camp ground below the dam. The state park restored an old church building and moved it to this site some time ago. You cant go into the church, but it is located on a grassy knoll next some mature shade trees. It would make for a great place for a family reunion.
2012 Hobie Getaway

We packed up camp early on Saturday and headed over to the lake.  The race turned out to be 3 catamarans, but the lake was full of sail boats. At one point there were over 10 sail boats on the lake, including two Hobie Getaways, a few Hobie 16's, a Hobie Wildcat, a Prindle, several Nacra's, a Lazer and some Keelboats.

Wind was consistently  fresh and gusty blowing from the west. Water temperature in the middle of the lake was about 70 degrees and the air temperature was about 90.  We picnicked just left of the boat ramp in a nice sandy beach. My brother in laws family joined us at the lake and at one point we had more then six kids out one the boat, which made me glad I decided to buy a Hobie Getaway.

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