Camping at Dekalb County Lake

The stars aligned and Cj and I finally had three days off together. So, we packed up the truck and headed to Dekalb County Lake in Sylvania to camp for the first time this year.


After breakfast at our favorite place, we headed to the campsite. When we got there, we set up our camper and my outdoor kitchen area. Then after we finished setting up, we built a fire and sat down to relax. We cooked hotdogs on the Blackstone and had a quick lunch.

After lunch, it started raining, so we went in the camper for a bit. I started out reading but I’m going to be honest, I fell asleep pretty quickly. And that was the best nap I’ve ever had. Seriously. napping in a camper with rain coming down is the best.

After it stopped raining, we decided to get out and walk around. There were a lot of hiking trails that went around the lake. Next time I want to explore those a little more.

And on Friday night we cooked up some burgers on the Blackstone. They were delicious. On a side note, if you’ve considered getting a Blackstone, they’re totally worth it. I love mine, especially this size. Then we sat by the fire and roasted marshmallows the rest of the night.


Saturday morning, we woke up to some visitors. These guys followed us around while we cooked breakfast.

They just wandered around our spot looking for bites of food and grass. They were really fun to watch.

This guy was especially sweet. He was more like a dog in a duck body.

After we finished up breakfast, I took some time to read. I haven’t read uninterrupted for that long in quite a while. I read a pretty decent chunk of Rhythm of War so I’m hoping to finish it up in the next week or so, I just really enjoyed my time reading by the campfire. It’s what my soul has been missing.

Later that evening, my brother-in-law brought his boat and we all went fishing. We didn’t catch any fish, but we did get a lot of sun. I no longer resemble Casper the Friendly Ghost, so that’s nice.

For dinner on Saturday, we had steaks, mushrooms, onion, potatoes, and corn all cooked on the Blackstone. It was such a yummy meal. Then it was back to the lake for a little night fishing. Then we ended the evening by the campfire.


Lastly, on Sunday, we packed up to leave. But I couldn’t leave without taking a picture of our view. This was just across the trail from the campsite we were staying in. You just can’t beat a weekend that includes a view like this. We really enjoyed our time a Dekalb County Lake and I hope we’ll get to camp there again soon.

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