ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (July 21, 2014) – A new overnight campsite area is now available at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area thanks to the hard work of Jacob Burke, a member of Hiddenite Boy Scout Troop #280, who created the campsite for his Eagle Scout project.
Burke, along with numerous volunteers, worked more than 100 hours on the project. The new campsite offers a primitive backpack camping experience, with three tent pads, a fire pit, and lantern hooks. Burke, age 18, hopes the campsite will be enjoyed by visitors of Rocky Face Park for years to come.
He would like to thank the following companies, organizations, and individuals that donated to his project: Mike Warren (two tons of sand), Peoples Drug ($25 donation), Sipe Lumber (half-price on extra fire bricks), Lowes in Statesville (donated fire pit kit and gave 10 percent discount on other materials), Home Depot in Statesville (donated 15 4x4x10 pieces of lumber and 32 metal brackets), Food Lion in Taylorsville ($10 gift card to buy drinks for volunteers), AutoZone in Taylorsville (donated four pairs of gloves and two pairs of safety glasses), Gary Patterson ($20 donation), Cindy Sellers and Hiddenite United Methodist Church ($75 donation), Chuck Harmon (welded the metal grill and fire pit insert), Southern States in Statesville (donated hedge clippers), and Eddie’s Welding (donated metal grill and extension to fire pit).
More than four tons of sand was delivered to the campsite area for the tent pads, but the remainder of the tools and materials were hauled in on foot to the campsite area, which is located just off the Grindstone Trail.
Alexander County Government and the staff of Rocky Face Park would like to express their appreciation to Jacob Burke for his significant contribution to the park.
Reservations are required for the campsite at a cost of $13 per night. No restrooms are available. This is a carry-in, carry-out facility, so please be prepared to remove all trash and recyclables when you leave the campsite. Other rules and regulations apply. For more information, call the park office at (828) 632-1093 or visit www.rockyfacepark.com.