Florida Region         

                Tomoka State Park   March 20-22, 2012
 Region 5


by Jan & Gene Powell and Betty & Jim Weite


Join us for three nights and four days of camping at Tomoka State Park, in Ormond Beach Florida. The dates are March 20 to 22,2012.


There are many things to see and do in this area. You can relax in the park, ride bikes, rent a kayak or bring your own and wander through the marshes or drive over to the nearby beaches. You can either bike or drive the scenic loop through the waterways that surround this park. Bulow Plantation and Sugar Mill ruins are nearby. There are many historic homes in the area and Historic Trolley tours available. The Casements, winter home of John D. Rockefeller where he died in 1937, fronts a splendid garden bordering the Halifax River. The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens is across the street and these are two beautiful areas open to the public to tour. Take a walk over or under the bridge connecting beautiful parks and gardens on each side or visit the Daytona International Speedway and take a tour of the track.

This park is unique in that we will have our own social hall, the Visitor Program Building, right in the campground, which we have reserved for our dinners and games in the evenings. We will have a potluck dinner on Tuesday, our first night; enjoy a catered dinner Wednesday and Pizza on Thursday. We will enjoy evening campfires for roasting marshmallows and hotdogs, and meeting new friends.


Participants must make their own camping reservation Tomoka State Park at www.ReserveAmerica.com or (800) 3521. Pets are allowed in this State Park. Your hosts have served sites 12 & 14 in the campground. We will have firewood for evening campfires. Please bring your own hot marshmallows and roasting sticks. Make your reservation as winter visitors till this park early. Try to reserve as close to the hosts as possible, in the area of sites 6 thru 28.


There is no formal registration or fee for the rally. We will collect a rally fee of $20 per person, upon arrival to cover the rental of the building and dinner and pizza. It is suggested that p pants email or call and leave your name and contact inform with us just in case there is a last minute change of rally


Please confirm your registration to Gene Powell, via email genepowel@gmail.com. If you have any questions call the ell's (386) 258-8399 or the Weites (386) 451-2477.