My family also went when I was a child AND my mom's family went when she was a child....
I love this tradition.
I. love. this. tradition.
*The first year we tent camped and Brett and Amy had an RV.
*The second year we rented cabins in old Garner-- which are very nice for the most part.
*Since then we have rented a lodge on the other side of the river from Garner but still a part of the state park. There is a huge dining hall/ cooking area, bathrooms and five dorm style cabins with 8 bunks. You can have up to 40 people at a time. It is beautiful and we are only a few feet from our own access to the river....