|Ledgewater campground. Click to enlarge|
|This town has seen better times.|
|Can you imagine John Wayne leaning up against a post?|
The campground business here was very informal. There is no traditional check in area. You just simply pulled in to the campsite of your choice and set up camp. It was two days before I saw anyone that looked like they owned the place and even then it was I who went over to pay for my site. The owners were just out fixing things and they happily took my money and told me to stay as long as I like and if I stayed longer than what I paid for, don't worry about it. They were wonderful and accommodating hosts.
|They even had staged shootouts and other side line attractions.|
There were only a couple other families staying during the time I was there.
Both of these attractions are now gone with the wind and no longer allow visitors. Even their websites are gone. It is too bad but that is they way things go. At lease we have good memories of these times of not too long ago.
UPDATE: Further homework on my part shows that Ledgewater is still in business and welcomes folks from everywhere. Their website is www.theledgewater.com . I later called to check on their status and they are open but to call ahead because they sometimes are closed. Check it out!