Fly Fishing and Family Camping Club

Announcements:

Thank you to all who donate for the Lawnmower. There will be a new match challenge August 1 for $500.00, please consider helping turn this amount into $1000.00  The Mower will cut the cutting time in half saving the club money.

Mail – $166.00 – WFSC,   P.O. Box 52,   Viroqua, WI 54665

PayPal – $175.00 – Westforksportsclub@gmail.com 

In Person  $166.00 if you are going by  GREEN Iron Ranger on the South West portion of building on site

 

Camping (first come first serve, no reservations, campground is a group site and there are always spots available):
 
Memberships are required: Each family should have a membership. When children are of age they should buy their own membership. All other adults are expected to be member. At a minimum each group camping should have at least one member in their group. We encourage all adults to purchase memberships.
 
A weekend of camping at the Westfork for 2 night with a membership costs $50 for a tent or $60 for a trailer. If the costs are split among others it is even less. A very reasonable price for a weekend of camping.

 

  • TENTS, Each tent is $10 per night.. How many people are in the tent does not matter. Tents should not camp in the electrical sites. If they do the cost is $20 per night per tent.
  • TRAVEL TRAILERS, each electric site has 2 electric plugs in the box and can be shared by more than one trailer. Each Trailer is $20 per night for electrical.
  • Cabin reservations are done only online.
We practice the policies the CDC recommends.  Though our campground is all “group sites” and anyone can camp anywhere we encourage you to have a good distance between where you place your sites.  We also encourage you to use a mask, practice frequent hand washing and to be respectful of others distance wise for conversations.  Our population tends to be above 50 and with in the greater risk range.
 
 
Please join the team trying to take care of the club by:
  1. take 20 mins each visit and make a rock pile of rocks starting from the stream towards our driveway
  2. pick up sticks around the campground and put them in fire pits (helps the mowers immensly)
  3. help us find the buried fire pits (found ones have an orange stake in them and need to be dug out, please do not dig out and dump dirt on grass, get the wheelbarrow and fill it and then dump the dirt in the hole where the blue cabin use to be by the clubhouse (by the red camper truck). Shovels by firewood shed. support the club during work days, organize a work day,
  4. Grant writers needed to help with future funding
  5. Carpenters, plumbers, electricitans to help donate time
  6. Travel trailer/ tiny home / houseboat (anything on wheels) 18′ to replace the little blue cabin rental option.
  7. DON’T get stuck in a sand trap or wet ground, it will cost you $100 or more to get pulled out by a farmer and repair the grounds.
  8. AS A environmental club members should know that recyclables that end up in the dumpster go to the landfill and are not recycled. : (   Take them home with you!  Or 

Recycling goes 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.  No matter what you’ve been told in the past. Please respect this as it saves the club funds.   You can also take cans into town and donate them to local causes.

Consider cans vs bottles for camping (YES, good beer is available in cans also!)

 

 

Drainage ditches are currently dry, that does not mean you can drive across them. They are there to pull water to drain when it is wet so you can camp on high ground. If they get damaged the will not function properly and we will be back to only using some of the campground.
Memberships & Donations  can be mailed in WFSC, P.O. Box 52 Viroqua WI 54665 or paid by paypal (32.00) westforksportsclub@gmail.com,Yearly memberships are now $30.00 per year ($32 paypal).  All previously purchased 3 year and lifetime memberships will be honored.  All 3 year memberships time out on Dec 31st with all ending in 2022 or before (depending on when you purchased it and our records).  All lifetime memberships previously purchased will be honored.

 

Annual meeting has been postponed due to the late opening, sorting of cleaning/ covid practices, etc. PLEASE FILL OUT our minor survey here: https://forms.gle/fQdpt9N7wubp4YJJ8    Life time and current members have a vote. We are currently unsure of the mechanism to hold the Annual meeting and may or may not have a virtual Annual Meeting. We may or may not move an in person meeting to another day/time. We are trying to inform members in a timely manner and prepare for both scenarios.

 

Groups we know of and Dates they will be there.
UPDATE: We have a group of 40 + college age students participating in TU’s 5 Rivers Fly Fishing & Conservation outreach program Sept 25 – 27th. Approximately 40 students and various TU chapters to assist. The ENTIRE north end of the campground, day shelter and clubhouse will be reserved for them. Campers are welcome to use the electric sites there if they aren’t used by 5 Rivers. The rest of the campground is first come first serve. Cabin reservations are done online.

 

 

Please continue to consider donations to the Westfork so we ca continue improvements and fund the next phases of stream bank restoration. Current Tax code allows for donations up to $12,000.00.  We can accept donations through:

  • PayPal at westforksportsclub@gmail.com
  • GoFundMe at https://bit.ly/2OGPJJH or by
  • Mail at WFSC, P.O. Box 52, Viroqua WI 54665

 

 

Progress Update for fall 2019

We designed and submitted a land and stream plan to the WIDnr which was approved.  The fall extravaganza work teams spread grass seed and straw over the earth from the stream and land repairs.   The volunteers who came for the fall extravaganza were AMAZING! They were not dissuaded by the awful weather and the job got done!  Spring should show us mostly grass areas with a lot of rock still needing to be picked up (and another reason we need a new mower to raise the blades as high as we can until we can pick the rocks up).  We will likely have some patches to seed again in the spring.

Grounds were repaired by Dirt Monkey Excavating.  They did an OUTSTANDING job dozing and grading the grounds, moving rock and filling in holes. They also helped put our original drainage ditch back behind the garbage area to the stream bank.  This will put the spring water running behind the green cabin back into the stream more quickly and more directly.  It will also mean that there will be NO DRIVING ACROSS THE DITCH to maintain its depth and flow.  We will look to put in a small foot bridge over the drain for campers walking from mid to south ends towards the clubhouse area.

Please consider donating to the WFSC as every penny goes directly to rebuilding the campground. The 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 westforksportsclub@gmail.com or by mailing a check to West Fork Sportsmans Club Inc., P.O. Box 52, Viroqua, WI 54665

 

 

 

 

Camping

First Come First Serve for ALL camping sites.                                                     EACH camping spot 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 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.

Cabin Reservations

Online reservations for the cabins are now available.  Payment is required upon reservation.  Only members may camp or rent the cabins at the Club.  See Reservations and Membership pages for more info.

Cabins and Clubhouse Reservations can be made online here:

Memberships

To become a member please send membership dues and Contact Info (name, address, phone, 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- $30 (32.00 by Paypal)  (Jan 1- Dec 31)
  • Grandfathered in – No Longer Available to Purchase. 
    • Three Year- All current 3 year memberships will be honored and will expire 12/31/2021 or before.
    • Lifetime- All current lifetime memberships will be honored
  • Only one membership required per family with children under 18 years of age.   All other individual adults should be members.

West Fork Sportsmans Club

West Fork Sportsman's Club
S4901 CR-S, Viroqua, WI 54665, USA

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