Monday, July 4, 2022
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022
The CCC workers also built the rustic River Inn which is now an interpretive center. A paved trail from the center leads to the bridge. In addition, 70 miles of paved William Munger State Trail can be accessed from the River Inn and swinging bridge parking lot.
The interpretive center is accessible. The trail to the bridge has switchback to make the slope manageable. The bridge is accessible but it's narrow so two wheelchairs may not be able to pass each other. We did not go on the William Munger State Trail or visit the campground which is listed as having three accessible sites.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The dam and tannin tinted waterfalls can be viewed from the parking lot. An interpretive sign has information about the dam, hydro plant, and the surrounding area.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The site includes a small museum with a random collection of donated items.
Monday, June 27, 2022
The base has two separate units - the Launch Control Center consisting of above ground support buildings and below ground capsules housing the equipment for monitoring and launching missiles, and the Launch Facility, located 5 miles away, which housed the missile. Both the above ground and below ground buildings at the Launch Control Center are opened to guided tours. The Launch Facility has been decommissioned. The missile was removed, the site cleaned, and the hole filled. Interpretive signs are located on the site which is a gravel pad surrounded by chain link fence.
The support buildings were remodeled in the 1970s to include a TV room and a game room. Personal were on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and consisted of an eight-person security and maintenance team, a manager, chef, and other support members. Two-member missile crews worked 24 hour shifts underground while they monitored the missiles and awaited orders.
The Launch Control Center has a small parking lot where RVs will fit but turning around an RV with a towed vehicle may be difficult. The Launch Facility has a narrow road that does not have room to turn around so backing out is the only option. Missile Site 47.49739, -98.1272
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
The campsite is not marked but there is a sign between it and the playground. We parked in the gravel pull off by the playground to leave the site open for other campers which wasn't necessary because this campsite is not listed anywhere except on the city website so few people know about it. The sign is missing contact information but the information is on the city website. We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and did not receive an answer to our email or phone message. We spent a quiet night and morning without anyone visiting the park most likely due to the cool windy weather.