AUGUST 16-19, 2018
Ohio River Valley Chapter
Buck Creek State Park
With the influence of Antioch College, a liberal arts college founded in 1850, the village of Yellow Springs has grown into a well-known hotbed of art, food, handcrafted pottery and jewelry. Famous alums include Coretta Scott King, Leonard Nimoy, Rod Serling and Cliff Robertson. Yellow Springs was also a relocation area for ex slaves. There are two black colleges, Wilberforce and Central State, in the area. President Obama used his executive authority to create the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in nearby Xenia.
Area attractions include an Air Force museum, hiking and biking trails, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, John Bryan State Park and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Wright Brothers historical sites are in nearby Dayton. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright House in Springfield that is open for tours.
Restaurants abound in Yellow Springs, so enjoy your lunch there. On your way back to the campground, stop for ice cream at Young’s Jersey Dairy.
Our rally schedule will include a meet and greet on Thursday (bring an appetizer to share), a potluck and a dinner out (on Friday or Saturday, depending on the weather). We will also plan to have lunch in Yellow Springs on Friday or Saturday. Carpooling and other activities that we might want to do, such as hiking, biking and stopping for ice cream, will be discussed at our meet and greet.
Campsite reservations will open six months before the start of the rally (about mid February). Go to Buck Creek State Park, Springfield, Ohio and follow the prompts for Reserve America. Electric sites and potable water are available. Those who need to be close to a wash house should try for RV sites 71, 72 or 42, 43. For everyone else, we suggest sites 64 to 69 or 7 to 12; these sites are across the road from each other.
Buck Creek State Park is located near Springfield, Ohio a few miles north of I-70.
Deb Landig and Vicki Grosh are the rally hosts for this event. You may reach Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-325-6256 or Vicki at email@example.com or 740-601-2727. Once you have registered with Reserve America, be sure to also register on the RVW website to help us get a count. There will be a rally fee of $10 per person for this event.