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Klondike Park in Augusta

Do you allow hammock camping?
posted Jul 19 2014 1:21PM - JSP, Augusta, Georgia

I doubt if anyone from the St. Charles Park Dept monitors this forum. It would be best to call them with your questions.
posted Jul 19 2014 7:33PM - MidSouth, Rogersville

The website says to register online, call and go through the ranger for tent sites and cabins.
posted Jul 20 2014 7:18AM - Anonoh

Klondike Park is a great place to camp - it is run by St. Charles County - I second the suggestion to contact them directly.
posted Jul 31 2014 5:41PM - sharonbikes, Kansas City

I called. They do not allow you to attach hammocks to the trees.
posted Oct 18 2017 4:02PM - Judah, St. Louis, Mo

Person with me hung his between the uprights of a table shelter. Rained that night and he had a roof.
posted Oct 18 2017 5:25PM - Ron_S, Overland Park

I have hammock camped the Katy trail and it never occurred to me that a campsite would not allow hammock camping. Could someone please explain to me why hammock camping would not be allowed?
posted May 23 2018 7:00AM - Alex, Kansas

Structures may not be able to hold the weight of the loaded hammock. They probably do not want trees broken or damage to limbs/bark that are detrimental to plant growth. I'd guess there is enough maintenance to do without having to worry about structure or tree damage from hammocks. And there is quite possibly liability/insurance issues.
posted May 23 2018 7:52AM - Anonymous

The structures are 4'x 4' or 8'x 8' wood columns. They hold up wood roofs. The trees were stout. All held up a 240# person with no issues. I don't think anyone is going to hang a hammock on something that is going to break on them in the middle of the night.
All that said, consider a backup for the hammock. Even if there is a tree, in Missouri more than likely it is covered with poison ivy.
posted May 23 2018 8:47AM - Anonymous

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