Happy New Year Everyone – Thank you to all who helped with club restoration in 2018!
Met! 2019 NEW FUNDRAISING Match CHALLENGE FOR 2019 – Thank you to Members Jackie & Ken (whose birthday present this was : ) ) for your generous challenge gift to the Westfork.
There is a new challenge in the works, check back March 1 for details.
Current areas of need
-Our blue (large) lawnmower is unrepairable. We are in need of a large lawn mower, donation would be best as we have limited funds or if anyone has a connection for a steep discount, please email email@example.com
-Professionals who can work with permitting/zoning/DNR within a flood zone to help repair grounds after flooding
-a Donation of Travel Trailer 18+ feet to replace the little blue cabin as a small rental option for people who aren’t set up for camping.
– UPCOMING WORKDAY April 6 & 7th and June 1st, with a raffle for those who come to help and a possible fundraiser June 1 (weekend of Annual Member Meeting)
Please consider donating to the WFSC as every penny goes directly to rebuilding the campground. The 5 Board Members are working tirelessly to repair the Club for its Members. Donations can be made by PayPal ( please add 3% for their fees) at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a check to: West Fork Sportsmans Club Inc., P.O. Box 52, Viroqua, WI 54665
Work Update: Feb preparing for future improvements, for when weather cooperates, March, plan repair of grounds and camping areas. April, open campground and resume business with a fully functional club. (limited by weather restrictions)
Other Ways the club is seeking support:
1. Donations to help with supplies and repairs. Paypal (takes 3%) email@example.com or mail to West Fork Sportsmans Club Inc., P.O. Box 52, Viroqua, WI 54665
2. 5 Weber grills for campers use
3. Carpenters to put up a few boards around garbage area
4. Help trenching a “french drain” already approved by Vernon County Zoning to drain water to the creek
5. Lawn mower Tune ups / oil changes
6. Your special talents to assist in putting the club back in good order.
PLEASE take your recycling to the recycling center off of Y on LF. It is free, 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.
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:
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. UPDATE: the plan needs to be adapted because of the flooding and upstream actions but is still in the works and the club intends to keep its commitment to placing $5000 in the stream restoration fund for 3 years.
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