We greatly appreciate members support of donations and lending helping hands. We are making progress and there is much more to do. A special thank you to those who have sent financial donations and to the Badger Fly Fishers for their generous donation of a chain saw and to the generous Women River Buddies from the Women’s clinics for purchasing some picnic tables.
Thank you to the dozen folks who came out in the snow and wind and then the sun lifted our spirits. Trees fell, wood was corded and split, Too wet to burn piles. Debris was collected, picnic tables gathered, garbage picked up and rocks collected. Trim was stained, Garage door removed along with old trim and moved the last section of the old bar out to the trailer. Dismantled the small blue cabin with a tractor & chains & straps and a lot of comedy, so the walls can be burned before it freezes. Laughing, crying, pizza eating, bruises and stiff muscles. We made progress. There is so much left to be accomplished … Many hands and smiles make for a great day in the Driftless.”
DONATIONS for clean up can be sent electronically via our Paypal (they keep 2.9%) to Westforksportsclub@gmail.com or mailed to West Fork Sportsmans Club Inc., P.O. Box 52, Viroqua, WI 54665 We could use all kinds of “workers” and those also need some expertise (plumbing, electrical, woodworkers) to help out.
Our Goals: October – to work on grounds repair, drain water holding around the green cabin (drain is plugged) create a drain system for spring run off. November – to continue any grounds work we can complete and finish the inside of the clubhouse (trim stained, final wall painted where garage door was replaced.) Dec & January finish kitchen area with new cupboards, countertops, sinks and electrical. Feb Finalize inside of clubhouse seek installation of alternate “small cabin”, March, continued repair of grounds and camping areas. April, open campground and resume business with a fully functional club.
Ways the club is seeking support:
We need 1 new refrigerators and typically purchase them from Rockweiler Appliance in Viroqua https://www.rockweilerappltv.com/products/Frigidaire/frig/fftr2021tw.html
When the ground gets more dry we need heavy equipment and rebuilding the road, particularly the south road.
We need to replace 5 (working) Weber grills for campers use.
A Tiny House on Wheels to replace the small cabin.
Carpenters to rebuild Garbage Area
Lawn mower Tune ups / oil changes
Donations to help with supplies and repairs.
PLEASE consider taking your recycling to the recycling center off of Y on LF. It is free, it is open 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.Vernon Co. Recycling center (map here) is 2.6 miles from the Campground.
TRASH at the campground is for campers/ cabin members only. The campground fees for trash are a real cost to the club. ONLY campers should be depositing trash at the campground (no matter what you have been told in the past.)
Consider Cans vs bottles for camping. (YES, good beer is available in cans also!)
Membership meeting highlights:
The club has planted 35 new trees in the last 2 years.
Vernon County zoning has inspected the club and green lighted some structural improvement work.
There is a new online cabin reservation system.
We have adopted a stream restoration plan and dedicated $5000 to it for each of the next 3 years.. We will be seeking the remaining funding of $12,500 from members, Trout Unlimited partners and other Environmental Partnerships.
We elected new board members who are listed on the Board Page.
Next Annual Members Meeting is Saturday June 1st; 7 PM at the Clubhouse. We will have a work day scheduled during that day. Please mark your calendars and come help us make improvements at the club. Thanks.
First Come First Serve for ALL camping sites. All reservations scheduled before April 1 will be honored. After April 1 we will not be taking reservations for specific spots. EACH spot numbered is a GROUP camping space so you can pitch your tent anywhere and it will be fine.
Large groups (15 or more) should schedule before April 1 of each year and identify the section of the campground for their camping needs. Use the online contact below to make requests. Requests do not mean reservations are complete. A confirmation email will be sent confirming availability. The WFSC reserves the right to cancel ANY reservation when weather events prevent use of parts or all of the campground. For group reservations each April a sign will be posted at the South and Portage Shelters indicating the reserved dates for large groups. If a member camps there when a large group is coming in they will be asked to move. You must be a member to camp at the Club. Other than these reserved dates all members are welcome to camp in these areas. See Camping and Membership pages for more info.
To become a member please send membership dues and contact Info (name, address, email, dues payments) to: WFSC, PO Box 52, Viroqua WI OR you may pay at the Green Pay Station (Iron Ranger) at the Campground.More info on Membership
- Annual- $15 (Jan 1- Dec 31)
- Three Year- $30 (12/31 of 3rd Calendar year)
- Lifetime- $150
- Only one membership required per family with children under 18 years of age.
West Fork Sportsmans Club
S4901 CR-S, Viroqua, WI 54665, USA