2016 Fall Meeting and Synposium at Lawrenceburg

September 30 - October 2

The Buffalo River chapter will host this fall's meeting and symposium at David Crockett State Park near Lawrenceburg. The meeting will be held Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. Activities will include field trips on Saturday and sunday mornings, and the annual symposium and fall Board of Directors meeting Saturday afternoon. A pre-meeting boat trip on Wheeler Reservoir in north Alabama may also be scheduled for Friday afternoon.


Accommodations at the state park will include six cabins, held for TOS members ($155.00 per night, 2 night minimum) and camping ($8.00-primitive, $20-water/electric per night). Cabins (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) sleep 8 people each (a bedroom with queen bed, a bedroom with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa). Additional information about the cabins can be obtained here but reservations for the TOS weekend must be made by phone. Call the park, 931-762-9408, and ask for Donna. The cabins will be held for only TOS reservations until August 31.

Additional accommodations will be available at Americas Best Value Inn (866-239-2992), Richland Inn (931-762-0061) or Rodeway Inn (931-762-4448) in Lawrenceburg. This is the closing weekend of the local fair, so rooms may fill quickly. It is recommended that you book early to ensure availability.

Field Trips

Field Trips will include hikes in Davy Crockett State Park led by park rangers as well as trips to Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area and Natchez Trace Parkway.


Registration will be held from 5:00-8:00 Friday evening at Pavilion 1 and will include a dessert social (eat dinner before you come, but save room for dessert!) hosted by Buffalo River TOS members.  A do-it-yourself s’mores bar will be included at the pavilion fireplace.  Registration fee will be $15.00 per person. 

To pre-register, please send check, payable to Buffalo River Chapter TOS, with your mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and chapter affiliation (if applicable) to Royce Neidert, 207 Old Jackson Hwy. Loretto, TN 38469, wrneidert@lorettotel.net.

Contact Information

For more information contact Don Simbeck, 424 Riddle Lane, Loretto, TN (931-629-4944 or don.simbeck@gmail.com).



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