~ 2014 ~
Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #29
Formerly, and also known as "Buses By The Arch"
A family oriented VW camping weekend! Friday, Aug 29th thru Sep 1st, 2014
(The entire Labor Day weekend!)

It's time again to make plans to attend the premier Midwest VW Type 2 camping event!
On average, we are delighted to host about 100 Buses.
(Check out past event coverage in the July, 2011 issue of "Hot VWs Magazine".)

Come join us for the upcoming "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch"
camping weekend. This family camping event will
feature a gathering of VW Transporters of all types and
eras from all over the USA. While predominantly a Type 2 event,
all models of VW are welcome to camp with us! We are looking forward
to seeing you and your Type 2 amidst all the "Split-window,"
"Bubble-windows," Vanagons, and EuroVans as well as other VWs this Fall.

"Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #29" will be held rain or shine over the
long Labor Day holiday weekend, Friday, Aug 29th thru Sep 1st, 2014.
We will gather again at the group use campgrounds at Indian Creek Recreation Area.
This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground is located on the 18,000 acre
Mark Twain Lake, about 30 miles southwest of historic Hannibal, Missouri.
This is a beautiful, federally-run campground with paved roads and pads and nice facilities.
Most conveniences are available in nearby Monroe City or Hannibal.

On both Friday and Saturday evening we plan to have campfires and
music along with VW and other "unusual" door prizes, and parts
swapping in addition to the "site-to-site" socializing "Bus-banter"
that this VW camping event is famous for. On Saturday morning we
are planning another of our famous "Bus caravans" over to historic
Hannibal, boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. "Mark Twain."
You'll have lots of time to explore the haunts of his hometown, or
tour "Injun Joe's cave." You won't want to miss it!
On Saturday evening, owners choice awards will be presented in
several Type 2 classes in addition to vendor and participant-donated
door prizes. If you have a neat VW item to donate, bring it along.
On Sunday you are free to enjoy the lake or visit other regional highlights.
It should prove to be a relaxed, fun weekend full of
great Volkswagen experiences and new friendships.


Our private camping facilities at Indian Creek include our own large,
private "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch" group area with some electric
hook-ups (first come, first served), fishing, water-sports (bring your
water toys), playground, huge pavillion, toilet and shower facilities,
and a nearby boat ramp. The all inclusive camping/event fee is STILL ONLY $30 per
VW for the entire weekend.

Only VWs that are registered and camping will be admitted into the BNNTA group area!
Now, please read that last sentence again!

Sites in the BNNTA group area cannot be reserved in advance.
The gates to our campground will be open for arrivals and site selection
by about about noon on Friday. If you arrive earlier, you could stay nearby
in the regular Indian Creek public campground. Although there should be
plenty of room, the earlier you arrive the better.

We are looking forward to your arrival for a holiday weekend full of
Volkswagen fun. Please pass the word around to your VW friends about
this Volkswagen camping festival held over the long Labor Day holiday weekend!
Wipe down and pack up those Transporters for the cruise to Mark Twain Lake
for the "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #29" campout
on Friday, Aug, 29th. thru Monday Sept 1st, 2014 near Hannibal, Missouri.

Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #29
Indian Creek Recreation Area

From Monroe City, MO:
Take US Route 24 southwest approx. 6.5 miles.
Turn left (south) onto State Route "HH", (WATCH FOR "BNNTA" SIGNS)
Proceed almost 1.75 miles, turn left onto first paved road.
Monroe County Road #581. There is an "Indian Creek Marina"
billboard and VW event signs at this turn,
Proceed a little over 3.5 miles into the "Indian Creek Recreational Area"
and watch for signs on the right for the "Group Use Area";
Then follow signs into the "Group Use Area".

Welcome to "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch" !
See you there!

This map is intended to get you into the area, please use an atlas or current regional map.



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If you have any questions or comments for the event organizers,
Drop them a note at this address! >>


August 27th, 2000 NQ


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