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Located 11 miles out South River Road from the State Street and River Road intersection 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
 
Monday - Thursday (8 am - Midnight) 
$300 deposit and $300 rental fee
 
Weekend rate (8 am Friday - 12 noon Sunday)
$300 deposit and $500 rental fee
 
Event rate (8 am the first day - 12 noon the third day)
$300 deposit and $500 rental fee

Deposit is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met.  Deposits are not refunded if reservation is cancelled.

 
 
 
 
 
Lodge Interior Lodge Interior
Lodge Sleeping Room
The Lodge can sleep 68 people. Eight rooms, with four sets of bunk beds per room, rent for $63/per night/per room. Two rooms containing two single beds cost $21/per room/per night. Room fees are in addition to the basic rental fee. 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/plastic folding chairs provided.  Dining capacity is 150 including both levels. Alcohol service allowed with restrictions. Please see Alcohol policy and 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
 
$300 deposit and $500 rental fee (8 am the first day - 12 midnight the second day) 
One level building, with commercial kitchen, capacity 350.
60- 72"x30" folding tables, and 325 metal/plastic folding chairs provided.  Renter or caterer provides all cooking pots, utensils, dishes, flatware, glasses, cups, table coverings, napkins, etc.  Alcohol service allowed with restrictions.  Please see Alcohol policy page and Catering information.  Deposit is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met.  Deposit not refunded if reservation is cancelled.

 Dining Hall Dining Hall

 


Ross Camp Chapel Spring

CHAPEL
 
$100 deposit and $100 rental fee (4 hours for your wedding an 1 hour for rehearsal) additional  time is $25/hour
 
Capacity 120-140. 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 is refunded after rental, if all conditions are met.  Deposit not refunded if reservation is cancelled.
 

 

 

 

chapel

chapel
 
chapel

chapel


 

DORMS

$105/night per dorm in addition to A-frame or Dining Hall rental fees.
 
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.  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
 
Modern - $21.00/night 
Primitive - $5.25/night
Group site -  $52.50/night (50 people)
Stays are limited to 10 consecutive nights.
 
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.    CAMPING RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE ON-LINE.
 
The following 2015 dates are reserved and therefore no sites are available and the campground is closed for public use:
May 1-3
June 16-27
August 24-30
September 11-13
October 23-25
 
The Campground will be open for the 2015 season April 1 and close November 29.
 
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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