Kamp Kerchunk 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that we are go for the long anticipated Kamp Kerchunk!

Where:Luna Lake Group Campground, Sites B and C, Alpine, Arizona. If there is enough anticipated attendance, we’ll upgrade the reservation to a larger site if available. Alpine is about 10 minutes past the Arizona/New Mexico border
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When:August 20 to 22, 2021
Weather:Hard to say for sure; but average high temps during the day for August are around 75°F
As is common for Arizona and New Mexico during this time of year; there may be afternoon monsoons, plan accordingly.
Who:Anyone with an interest in the SWCRS who would like to hang out with a bunch of familiar voices (and faces) over the weekend can attend.
Cost:$20 per RV, Travel Trailer, or Tent – this is just to cover our costs, any leftover funds will be a 50/50 benefit between the SWCRS Arizona and New Mexico operation funds.
Payment is up front via PayPal – we’ll follow up with you after registration (see below).
As this is in exchange for goods and/or services; the payment is not tax-deductible.
Equipment:Motor homes, travel trailers and tents can all be accommodated. Per the USFS – the limitation on vehicle length is 99 feet…. so your stuff should fit. There are no hookups of any sorts for RV’s
Comms:Cell phone coverage is generally decent in Alpine and at the campground, however it quickly disappears as you leave town. Please program your radios for the following frequencies
Simplex: 462.700Mhz, 100.0Hz PL for general talk-in
Portable Camp Repeater: 462.700Mhz, +5Mhz, 100.0Hz PL
Provisions:1. We’re only providing access to the camping spot; you are responsible for any other necessities you need, bring your own food, drinks, and camping equipment – vault toilets and water are available on site.
2. There are no coordinated group activities other than the campsite – this is an organic endeavor.
Travel Time:From Tucson – about 4 hours and 30 minutes
From Albuquerque – about 3 hours and 45 minutes
Other Things:1. In exchange for being permitted to attend in any capacity, we require one executed liability waiver per family unit; we’ll get you squared away with this as part of registration. If you are bringing any minors outside of your own family; their parents or guardians will need to provide a signed waiver. Attendance is at your own risk.
2. Not the camping type? There are several hotels and motels located close by in the town of Alpine. If you prefer to go this route and not stay overnight at the campground, there is no cost for attending Kamp Kerchunk. As with item 1 above; a waiver remains required in exchange for being permitted to attend in any capacity.

What’s there to do?

Alpine itself is a small, pine forested town in Northeastern Arizona and is about 10 minutes away from camp. Services available include fuel and automotive repair, a small grocery store, a handful of restaurants and bars, a few bait and tackle shops, and a handful of outdoor recreational outfitters.

A few Local recreational activities include:

  • Off-Road Travel & Exploration
    • Three Forks
    • Black Canyon River
    • Really just go drive anywhere and take a fork off the main stretch and go get lost.
  • Hunting & Fishing
    • Luna Lake is within walking distance from camp and is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, and hosts a healthy dose of Crawdads / Crawfish if you’re so inclined.
    • Other lakes nearby: Hulsey Lake, Nutrioso Reservoir, Lake Sierra Blanca, Big Lake.
  • Hiking & Mountain Biking
    • A healthy dose of trails immediately near the campsite and throughout the area
  • Scenic Drives
    • US Highway 191 through Hannigan Meadows, be sure to stop by Blue Vista
    • US Highway 180 passes through Luna NM and provides many turnoffs and dirt roads to explore