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Susan from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on 8/17/2005 12:27:13 AM:
Any comments regarding camping at the city park in Hermann this October on a Sunday? A group of us are planning to do this. We were recently were told that because of Octoberfest, it will be very noisy, with a lot of drunks, somewhere we'll enjoy being & that riding across the bridge will be very dangerous. Has anyone out there camped here on a Sunday evening in October?

john from kansas city on 8/18/2005 10:14:03 PM:
Octoberfest and Katy Trail bikers do not mix well. The traffic is unmanageable when traveling by bike. The city campground is bare bones and will be filled with drunks and hooligans. The facilities are pretty rustic when not getting much use. I can only imagine what they would be like with hundreds of party goers.

If camping, your best option is at Steamboat Junction in Bluffton. If you want to sample the food and drink at Octoberfest in Hermmann...get a ride from a local and leave the bike at the campgound.

Heather from St Louis on 10/20/2005 11:29:20 AM:
On a Sunday, you'll probably be just fine in the City Park. The Octoberfest partiers are really there on Friday and Saturday nights.
I have also camped at a place just off the trail north of the river; about 5 miles away from Hermann -- much quieter.

RBRLIP from Washington, MO on 10/24/2005 2:21:04 PM:
Hermann is doing its best to control the problem they've had with drunks... It is much better than it once was however to get there on bike from the trail is VERY dangerous!!!! You'll have to cross a busy narrow bridge... There is a shuttle service whose number is (hopefully still there) on the bullitin board at the Mckittrick trail head... Not cheap, but much safer to get across bridge...

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