|The complex is located 7 miles north of Pitkin.|
|The largest sawmill west of the Mississippi!|
Fire ring: yes
Water Access: yes
Dump station: no
Level sites: yes
Verizon reception: ½ bar out of 4
Millenicom reception: ½ bar out of 4
Cost: $5 / night
Camping at one of the complex's nine campsites is boondocking although there is a bathroom with vault toilets and there is one faucet with running water.
|Campsite under the pines with picnic table and fire ring.|
Fullerton Lake itself is fairly small as inland lakes go, probably not more than a few acres but the locals seemed to believe there are fish for the taking as they daily came to try their luck.
|Boat ramp at Fullerton Lake - no gas engines permitted.|
The Forestry Service has constructed hiking trails through the overgrown ruins of the mill and it's service buildings.
|This used to be the kiln building where the lumber was dried.|
You can take the long way or the short way.
|Your Blogger took the long trail.|
The foundation for the "log slide" that slid the logs off a train into the lake still stands in the lake.
|They put the logs in the water to clean mud off them prior to milling.|
At $5 a night the camping at Fullerton Rec Complex is a bargain! I'd definitely return although maybe with a cell signal booster to facilitate internet access.
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