With almost 1,500 acres, the E.J. "Olllie" Smith Reforestation Camp offers a variety of outdoor activities for every age. Picnicking and fishing around the Camp's many small ponds are popular summer activities. For the outdoor enthusiast, miles of scenic trails running throughout the Camp provide the opportunity for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. A playground and two rental shelter buildings are available for family gatherings and company events. In the winter months, the Reforestation Camp is a favorite winter recreation area with its miles of carefully groomed cross-country ski trails, fat tire bike trails and snowmobile trails. Each autumn hunters take advantage of the Brown County Rifle Range, located in the northeast portion of the Camp, to sight-in their firearms. Assistance and spotters are provided on this excellent 100-yard range.
The Reforestation Camp has two rental shelter buildings available for group functions. The Pines Shelter is located by the lower parking lot across the street from the NEW Zoo entrance. A playground, baseball diamond, volleyball court, and fishing lake are also located next to the Picnic Shelter. The Ski Lodge is located by the upper parking lot (adjacent to the Adventure Course), with just a short walk down the path to the NEW Zoo entrance. The Ski Lodge overlooks a beautiful wooded area, with windows all along the back side and doors opening out onto a patio area with tables and a grill for cook-outs. During the winter months, only half of the Ski Lodge is available. We refer to this area as a Meeting Room, the rest of the building stays open as a warming area for skiers, bikers and snowmobilers. For more information on the rental of these buildings as well as others throughout our park system, click on the left on Shelter Rentals.
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Cross Country Ski Trails