2012 “Banks of the Wabash” Caravan

 October 5 – 13

Please join us for the 2012 CIU “come and go” caravan where we will be visiting towns along the banks of the Wabash River from Geneva to Delphi. You can join and leave the caravan as your schedule permits. There will be a separate “rally fee” for each three day stop, which will be collected on the last day when all costs are known. We have planned many activities for the group and many more alternative things for you to see and enjoy on your own.

Please notify Ann Newman  (anewman2@indy.rr.com) if you intend to join us for this caravan, plus what dates you will be arriving or leaving the caravan if you can’t make the full trip. 

You MUST make your own reservations for the two state parks (Stop 1 and 3).  It’s especially important to make your reservation right way for stop 3 at Prophetstown.  It’s Homecoming at Purdue and spaces are going quickly!!!     http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/


First stop will be in the Geneva/Berne/Bluffton area:  3 nights Friday Oct. 5 – Sunday Oct. 7

Campground (electric only):  

Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, IN 46714

Group activities here are visits in Geneva to the Gene Stratton Porter home and Loblolly Marsh Wetlands Preserve, and in Berne to the Swiss Heritage Village.  Biking, walking, and boating are available.

We are trying to reserve sites 26 – 40.

Site – Member

26 – Brown                

27 – H Beals

28 – Bell

29 – D Beals

30 – Russel

31 – Newman

32 – Fuller

33 – Hershberger

34 – Gordy

35 – Beardshear / Zimmermann

36 – Langell

39 – Shand

40 – Kachele

Short Sites are circled in Pink, Long Sites are in Green

When you have reserved your site, please notify Ann Newman    anewman2@indy.rr.com

We will post who is in what site so you know which sites are free.


Second stop:  Peru/Wabash/Huntington area   

3 nights Monday Oct. 8 – Wednesday Oct. 10

Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1079 W. 200 N., Peru, IN

There are many walking, driving, and biking tours available around Peru.  Group activities will be a tour of Dan Piper’s Vintage Campers (many vintage aluminum trailers as well as a vintage parts store).  We’ll also tour Grissom Air Museum with many vintage planes and exhibits.

Reservations for the group have been made.  You do NOT have to reserve your own site for Peru.


Third Stop: Delphi/Logansport area:  October 11,12,13

Prophetstown Campground Prophetstown State Park, 4112 E. State Rd. 225, West Lafayette, IN–  

It’s especially important to make your reservation right way for stop 3 at Prophetstown – it’s Homecoming at Purdue and spaces are going quickly!!! http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

We’ll be touring the White County Windfarm near Chalmers to learn more about energy from wind power.  Then go back in time to the Wabash and Erie Canal Park in Delphi.  There are reconstructed buildings, a ride on a canal boat, and more walking and biking trails.


We’re suggesting sites 114 – 209.

The purple shaded sites 114- 127 are full hookup.  The blue sites 200-209 are electric only.

Site – Member

116 – Kachele

117 – Martin *

118 – Langell

120 – Brown

121 – Bell

122 – Gordy

123 – Fuller

125 – Sherley *

127 – Newman

135 – H Beals

137 –  D Beals

201 – Hershberger

202 – Shand

203 – Russel

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