Costumed participants only / Invitation Only -- NOT open to
Richard Gessling, Booshway / Jerry Fahrenthold, Segundo
Sponsored by the Rocky Fork Brigade of the Rocky Mountain Men
Shoot by the Rocky Fork Free Trappers
This will be a rendezvous like we had in the 1970s & 1980s where
you want music, seminars, demonstrations, canoeing, kids games, hawk
& knife throws, archery, camp games, etc, then you should
and be responsible for them. We will have a bulletin board to post
events. Please inform us if you wish to organize an
who has been here can tell you this is a wonderful camp location,
hundreds of cottonwood trees, lots of shade and grass.There is
of wood on site. You are responsible for your own
drinking water, ice and anything else you require. Ice, water, gas,
food, etc. is available nearby at Ft. Rockvale (10 min.) or Laurel
min.) We will have four port-a-potties on site.
- Camp Fee is $55 per camp / Pre-register by July 1: $45
- There will be NO additional fee for Traders or vood vendors!
participants are encouraged
to put out a blanket of trade goods! Trade goods must be
- Please pre-register and RSVP!
- Shoot is limited to muzzleloaded, patched round balls, off
hand, open sights only.
- Shoot days to be determined.
- Rangemaster: Dick Jones -- 307-754-2604
- Primitive Camp will be closed to vehicle traffic from
15 - 20.
- Tin Tipi and Short Term Camp available.
The site is located on the historic Rocky Mountain Fur Company
campsite that was used in 1836 and 1837 by Jim Bridger and Joe Meek,
written in Osborne Russell's "Journal
a Trapper" and James B.
Marsh's "Four Years in the
or, The Adventures of Isaac P.
Rose of Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Pennslylvania."
brigade of 60 trappers, 20 Delaware & Shawnee, 1 Nez Pierce and
many Crow are known to have camped at this confluence of the Clark's
Fork and the Rocky Fork.
- Location: near Rockvale, Montana, approximately ¾ mile
from the Clark's Fork River. We are about halfway between Red
Billings off HWY 212, south of Laurel.
- Setup days: August 11-13, 2011.
- Last day: Saturday, Aug. 20. Closing ceremony and awards
8:00 that evening. You have all day Sunday, Aug. 21, for
- Elevation: 3,500 feet.
- Temperature: The days in August average 84 degrees and
nights average 57 degrees.
- Due to the possiblity of mosquitos, we will take
and prevent / eradicate most beforehand, but we do suggest that
bring repellant and mosquito netting as a precaution.
- This is an invitation rendezvous, but you are most welcome to
invite other good rendezvous friends. Everyone, including guests,
required to wear pre-1850 clothes.
- Non-camping visitors wearing period costume are admitted for
free. However, non-camping traders must pay a camp fee.
If you need more information than
website provides, please contact :
focus is on the serious reenactor. Those are the people who we
this camp for, and that's who we listen to.
- We like to dress up in our best and love
to see others doing the same.
- We like to set up a clean camp with
interesting authentic gear, and we love to see other camps that
- We appreciate exceptional trade
- We love to attend seminars given
by knowledgeable speakers.
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