After careful consideration, research and much discussion we have decided to proceed with holding a “Troutstock” campout this year during the coronavirus crisis.
This years Bust will be dedicated to our return to the Current River where it all began!! A bright fall day, the leaves are starting to turn, and you've got your line in the water waiting for a strike. Trout fishing is a leisure activity that many can enjoy. It is a stress reliever, a great way to enjoy the outdoors, assists conversation efforts and also gives you a chance to support a variety of good causes.
The 20th Annual Fall Troutbust (Troutstock) will be held the weekend of September 25-27, 2020, at the Pinecrest Campground (www.pinecrestcampground.com) outside of Montauk State Park near Salem, Missouri. The site is located in the woods at the crest of the hill high above the Current River. For your health, wellbeing, and peace of mind we will NOT be sharing meals during “Troutstock” but instead will camp in the great outdoors in a safe, social distance fashion.
Please make your camping reservations directly with Pinecrest (573) 548-3322 or and tell them you are coming for the Troutbusters “Troutstock 2020”. Camping, cabins and rooms are also available at Montauk State Park. All activities will be held at Pinecrest, except for the nature walk. Even if you do not fish, come for a walk in the woods and then sit around the fire, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the music.
Pinecrest has level pads plus electric campsites with full hookups, electric only sites and primitive sites. Each full hookup site has a dedicated water and sewer line, is handicap accessible and includes a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. We have also blocked 7 rooms at the lodge in Montauk State Park. Just call the lodge (573)548-2434) and ask for one of the Troutbuster rooms ($107 per night for 2 people). The park also has cabins and condos available (please check with the park for availably).
We have a great list of activities planned for children and adults including:
Friday Night Karaoke
Friday Night Movie for the kids
Nature Walk with the Montauk Naturalist (2pm Sept 26th)
Kuhl Troutbuster Apparel to order
Saturday Night Happy Hour/Food Truck Style (to promote social distancing) provided
Live Music Saturday Evening by an up and coming band "One Way Traffic" opening by a Troutust favorite "Back Porch Groove"
$50 per person-Disabled Veterans and 16 and younger free
Questions? Need help with reservations? Contact Cookie/Jim the Bustmaster! 314-452-9904
We will not be providing Food except for the Saturday Night Happy Hour
As Grandpa Oscar always said
"I hope you all come back and bring somebody with you if you can"
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