It’s official – jigg and I are throwing our BBQ at Heckscher State Park! Our permits finally came in the mail on Saturday.
The reason why it took so long to reserve the space is that 1) the park doesn’t take reservations until March, 2) we weren’t sure whether the space could accommodate such a large number of people for our BBQ and 3) we needed permits for almost EVERYTHING (the most important one being the alchy permit :P). One of our biggest holdup was getting the park’s permission to put up an additional tent because park engineers wanted to make sure our space was structurally feasible to do so. We ended up reserving the space for two days so the engineers have enough time to set it up the day before.
I’m pretty excited about this place (I wasn’t before…but that’s another story) because it’s located in a private and secluded area of the park with its own parking lot and bathroom. The park itself is huge, so we figure that guests can explore before or after our BBQ.
The tagline description about the deers is pretty accurate – jigg and I did come across families of them when we visited the park last September. I just hope they don’t poop all over the place…