Inspecting your summer outdoor gear

With spring right around the corner it’s that time of year again to inspect your backpacking, camping and hiking gear.  A broken piece of gear in your kit can cause a huge problem if that gear is taken into the field.  The old saying goes a long way in making gear...

Willow River State Park, Wisconsin

I think one of the coolest areas to go see any time of the year within a 30-minute drive of the Twin Cities is Willow River State Park in Western Wisconsin. The park is set in beautiful lush forest land with Oaks and Maples and surrounded by prairie. This time of...

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

I remember going to Badlands National Park in South Dakota with my parents when I was a teenager. My father was interested in trying to retrace the steps of Army Lieut. Col. George Custer who made it into this area in the 1870s. When George Custer and his men ventured...

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Rocky Neck State Park, Connecticut

When I’ve had a chance to visit the East Coast one of the nicer state parks that I found in southern New England was Rocky Neck State Park. 700-acre Rocky Neck State Park has 1/2 mile of crescent-shaped sandy beach. Rocky Neck’s varied terrain offers something for...

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Fort Custer State Park, Michigan

One of my favorite parks to go to whenever I’m in the Michigan area is Fort Custer State Park. I have spent several sunny warm days hiking and riding the mountain bike trails through this state park. The state park features not only a modern campground with full...

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Purtis Creek State Park, Texas

Closing my eyes, I can imagine the native Americans that once roamed this area in Texas. Wichita and Caddo tribes at one time called this area home. There was good hunting and good fishing in the area and that eventually drew the white settlers into the area in the...

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Outdoors Geek Refundable Deposit Policy

Thank you for your order! If you are making a rental order over $1000 or a DIY Glamping order, this policy is important for you to read. At Outdoors Geek, our goal is "Remarkable Gear, Crazy Clean, Every Single Time". And, we also want to refund every deposit. Please...

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Smith Falls State Park, NE

I’ve been through Nebraska but never to the northern part of the state, where Smith Falls State Park is located. Usually, when I think of Nebraska, I think of flat farmland and cornfields but the area around Smith Falls State Park is rolling hills and forestland....

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