February 2024 Newsletter
Love is in the air. It’s a great time to make getaway plans with the love of your life. Check out our new, easy recipe and the events around town. If you haven’t caught the bug to camp yet, well, we have some reasons to break out the RV.
Cast Iron Brats with Peppers & Onions
Prep Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 25 minutes; Servings: 4
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, sliced into half-moons
- 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced lengthwise
- 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 lb bratwurst
- Sandwich rolls or buns
- Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat on your campfire grate (or camp stove). Add the oil, then the onions, peppers, and salt. Cook for a few minutes until they just begin to soften, then add the bratwurst, nestling them into the vegetables so they come in contact with the skillet.
- Turn the brats and stir the vegetables occasionally, until the brats are cooked through (internal temp of 160°F), 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and divide the brats and veggies among the sandwich rolls.
- Top with mustard and enjoy!
Thompson Boiling Arena
When: Friday, February 23, 2024; Time: 7:30 PM
Riley Green’s “Ain’t My Last Rodeo” Tour with special guests Tracy Lawrence and Ella Langley will stop at Thompson-Boling Arena at the Food City Center on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:30 PM.
Embrace the Chill: Discover Winter Camping at Volunteer Park & Campground
Are you ready to embark on a new adventure? Picture this: a tranquil campground nestled in the heart of Heiskell, Tennessee, where the crisp winter air beckons you to explore. Winter camping may have once been reserved for the daring few, but times are changing, and this season, it’s your turn to embrace the magic of the great outdoors in its quieter, colder glory.
Here are six compelling reasons why your next getaway should be a winter camping trip at Volunteer Park and Campground:
- Tranquil Solitude:
- Imagine waking up to a serene landscape, maybe blanketed in snow, with only the whisper of the wind to accompany your morning coffee. Unlike the bustling summer months, winter camping offers a rare opportunity for solitude. With fewer campers around, you’ll have ample space to unwind and reconnect with nature in peace.
- Abundant Campsites:
- Say goodbye to the struggle of securing a coveted campsite during peak season. Winter brings with it a surplus of available sites, making spontaneous trips a breeze. Whether you prefer a cozy spot by the store or a secluded clearing in the woods, the choice is yours to make on a whim.
- Bug-Free Bliss:
- Bid farewell to pesky mosquitoes and buzzing bees. The cold weather ensures that you’ll enjoy bug-free evenings gathered around a crackling campfire. Plus, with hibernating bears and slumbering snakes, you can roam the trails without worry, embracing the tranquility of a winter wonderland.
- Enchanting Landscapes:
- Prepare to see your favorite destinations in a whole new light. A fresh dusting of snow transforms familiar landscapes into an enchanting winter wonderland, offering a captivating backdrop for your outdoor adventures. From icy trails to snow-capped peaks, every vista is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered.
- Mood-Boosting Escapes:
- Banish the winter blues with a dose of outdoor therapy. Studies show that winter camping can lift your spirits and energize your soul, providing a welcome reprieve from the monotony of daily life. Embrace the chill and let the beauty of nature work its magic on your mood and mindset.
- A Grand Adventure:
- Embrace the challenge and rewards of winter camping for an experience unlike any other. While it may require extra preparation and gear, the thrill of facing the elements head-on is its own reward. Whether you spend your days hiking trails or cozying up in your RV with loved ones, every moment is an opportunity for shared memories and unforgettable experiences.
Winter camping at Volunteer Park and Campground is not just an escape – it’s an invitation to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, to find joy in the chill of the air and the crunch of snow beneath your boots. So, pack your thermals, stock up on hot cocoa, and embark on a winter adventure you’ll never forget. Your first trip may just be the beginning of a new tradition – one that celebrates the beauty and resilience of nature in every season.