2018 RATES

Lake Heron Retreat operates on a donation basis.  These rates are what we suggest.

Open May 1 through November 1


(Sunday night - Thursday night)


(Friday night & Saturday night)

Minimum 2 nights

Lake Heron Retreat


Mohawk Campsites, Overnight Camping (1 tent per campsite, up to 6 people)



Each additional adult



Each additional child



Mohawk Cabin (no water or electricity)

(sleeps 7 maximum)

($50 security deposit**)



Cherokee Cabin (no water or electricity)

(sleeps 4)

($50 security deposit**)



Cabin Propane Heater:  available April, May, October, and November

 Bring your own LP cartridges. Request the heater in advance.



"Exclusive Use" of Mohawk Area:

Includes Mohawk cabin, Cherokee Cabin, and 3 campsites



Holiday Weekends  (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day)

(Minimum 3 nights, in all areas)

Erie Pavilion, group camping

The rate is for 12 people.

$5/night for each additional person. 

Limited parking at pavilion.  Cars may unload at pavilion and park at the guest parking area just before crossing the dam.



Day Use

Erie Pavilion, for group picnics, day use only, 30 people maximum.

Limited parking at pavilion. A parking area is provided just before crossing the dam




RV site+ with electric and water hook-ups.  Dump station for sewage.  One family per RV campsite, 6 people max.

RV sites have 20 amp, 30 amp, and 50 amp service.  Electricity usage will be metered and billed for those staying for more than 6 days.



(includes electricity & water)



($200/week  Electric billed at the end of week.)



($450/month  Electric billed at the end of month.)

6 Months

(May 1 to October 31)


($300/month for 6 months  Electric billed at the end of each month.)



Rowboat or Canoe (please order boats in advance of your reservation)



Peddleboat  (plus $50 security deposit^)

$40 for one day, $60 for two days

Launch your own boat (kayak, rowboat, canoe, etc.)

(electric motors only; no gas engines)

$10 (One time fee per visit)


Fee Fishing:  June 14 thru October 31  (see Fishing at Lake Heron for more details)

$5.00 per fish (bass or catfish), limit 4 (for those fish you want to keep)

Fishing is available for campers only, not guests.



$5/bundle or $125/pick-up load (by advance request only)

Revised 1/13/16 (rates subject to change)


Check-in is 2:00 p.m.  Check-out is 1:00 p.m.  If you want the time adjusted, please let us know.




+ 4 people per campsite.  Additional adults or children, see rates above.

Mohawk Cabin has two sets of bunk beds (4 people), plus a loft that can accommodate 3 adults or 4 children.  Limit of 7-8 people in the cabin.

Cherokee Cabin has 2 sets of bunk beds. Limit of 4 people.


Beds have 1 inch foam pads.  Bring your own sleeping pad if you want more cushioning, plus a sleeping bag and other linens. Both cabins have a table inside the cabin, as well as a picnic table and fireplace outside.  There is NO electricity or running water.  Parking is limited to one vehicle.  Privy nearby.  NO smoking, cooking, and absolutely NO PETS inside the cabin.  Security deposit of $50 required.  Propane lantern in each cabin.  Bring 1 lb. bottles for lantern.  Propane gas heater available for a small fee for cold nights in spring and fall.  Please request in advance.  Bring your own 1 lb. propane bottles (at least 4 for two nights).

Day Use at Erie Pavilion includes: pavilion (6 large picnic tables), privy,  fire ring, hiking, use of lake for fishing, boating, and swimming.  Maximum of 30 people.  No parking at the pavilion.

Camping at Erie Pavilion:  Wooded area for 8 tents.  Pavilion with 6 large picnic tables.  Privy.  Small trailer campers or pop-ups permitted, but no cars.  After unloading your vehicle, parking in guest parking lot just before crossing the dam.

Fishing:  Fishing license is NOT required.  Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.  "Fee Fishing" is available (see rates above). Fishing may still be done as "catch and release", whether you are planning to keep the fish or release them, please observe the catch and release guidelines to protect the fish from injury.  No barbs on hooks (pinch them with pliers). 

^Security deposits for boats and cabin are fully refundable if they are returned CLEAN and UNDAMAGED.


If notice is received at least 21 days prior to reservation:  Full refund of any fees paid, less $5 handling fee.

If notice is received at least 14 days prior to reservation:  Rain check issued for all moneys paid (expires in 1 year).

If notice is received less than 14 days prior to reservation: Cost of one night camping is forfeited, the balance of any moneys paid will be issued as a rain check (expires in 1 year).