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Located 11 miles out South River Road from the intersection of State Road 26 and US 231 in West Lafayette. The 200 mostly wooded acres is the adjoining property to the west of Ross Hills Park. Located on the property are the A-frame Lodge which can be used for meetings, receptions and overnight retreats; the Dining Hall with a commercial kitchen for wedding receptions and banquets; a Chapel for weddings; two summer-use barracks style dorms, and two classroom buildings. A campground with modern and primitive sites opened in May 2004 and is open seasonally.A catch and release fishing pond and hiking trails are amenities in the park.
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Lodge
A-Frame Lodge
 
$300 deposit; plus $300 rental fee. Deposit is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met. Deposit not refundable if reservation is cancelled. This fee is for the entire day 8 AM - midnight or for a 24-hour period, if the sleeping rooms are used.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lodge Interior Lodge Interior
Lodge Sleeping Room
The Lodge can sleep 68 persons. Eight rooms, with four sets of bunk beds per room, rent for $52.50/per night/per room. Two rooms containing two single beds cost $15.75/per room/per night. Room fees are in addition to the basic rental fee of $300 per 24-hour period. Guests provide pillows, sheets, blankets, towels, etc. Each sleeping room has an adjoining restroom/shower.
 
 
 
 
Lodge BasementLower level of the Lodge features a kitchen with two household sized ranges and refrigerators. Renters supply own cooking and serving equipment, dishes, flatware, glasses, cups, table coverings, napkins.28, 72"x30" folding tables, 150 metal folding chairs provided. Dining Capacity is 150. Alcohol service allowed with restrictions. Please see Alcohol policyand Catering information. Upper level of A-frame features knotty pine paneling, carpeted floor, and one wall of windows with patio door connecting to deck overlook.
 

Lodge Basement


Dining HallDining Hall
 
One level building, with commercial kitchen, capacity 350. 60, 72"x30" folding tables, and 300 plastic stacking chairs provided.Renter or caterer provides all cooking pots, utensils, dishes, flatware, glasses, cups, table coverings, napkins, etc.Alcohol service allowed. Please see Alcohol policy page and Catering information. Deposit:$300, plus $400 rental fee. Rental time is for two days: 8 AM the first day through midnight the second day. Deposit is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met. Deposit not refundable if reservation is cancelled.

 Dining Hall Dining Hall

 


Ross Camp Chapel Spring

Chapel
 
Capacity 120. Circa 1881 features dark wood pews (3 seating sections, 2 aisles), stained glass window and pressed tin ceiling. One small room can accommodate pre-wedding clothing changes. No restrooms or running water in the Chapel. Deposit: $100, plus $100 rental fee provides for a 4-hour use on the day of the wedding as well as an hour of rehearsal time. Rental fee for any time over 4 hours is an additional $25/hour. Deposit is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met. Deposit not refundable if reservation is cancelled.
 

 

 

 

chapel

chapel
 
chapel

chapel


 

Dorms

Wood bunk beds, provide own bedding & personal items.To use dorms, either the A-frame or Dining Hall building must be rented. Each dorm sleeps 80; showers and restrooms. $105/night per dorm in addition to A-frame or Dining Hall rental fees.Classroom Buildings & Assembly Hall:these buildings may be used if A-frame or Dining Hall is rented. Speak with Ross Hills/Camp staff concerning these buildings.

 
Campground
 
The paved entrance brings you into the campground that has 15 modern sites with 20/30/50 amp electrical hookups at each site. One handicap site is hard surfaced while the other 14 are gravel. There are two water hydrants along with a dump station. A handicap accessible shower/restroom building is centrally located amid the modern sites. The 17'x33' picnic shelter located in the Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis, for campers only. There are four individual primitive campsites as well a group-camping area, accessible only by foot, located past the primitive parking lot in the far north section of the campground. Provide own firewood.See Campground Rules page.Fees: Modern - $21.00/night. Primitive:$5.25/night. Group site: $52.50/night.(50 people) Stays are limited to 10 consecutive nights. CAMPING RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE ON-LINE.
 
The following 2014 dates are reserved and therefore no sites are available and the campground is closed for public use:
May 2-4
June 10-22
August 19-24
September 5-7
November 1
 
The Campground will be open for the 2014 season April 1 and close November 23.
 
For Ross Hills/Ross Camp building and campsite reservation information and availability, please telephone the Tippecanoe County Park Department administrative office at 765-463-2306. E-mail reservations not accepted.
 
 

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