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[*] posted on 10-1-2013 at 12:39 PM
Location proposal for DBBB 2013


Considering camping on the beach is no longer permitted at East Beach why not have DBBB over on the other side if the shipping channel. I know it is a ferry ride but the ride as far as I know doesn't cost. I could be wrong.

The closest free beach is about 45 minutes to an hour down the road and there is a 2$ bridge toll both ways. Just an idea kinda wanted to just throw it out there.




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[*] posted on 10-1-2013 at 12:53 PM


Depending on what time of day you get in line for the ferry it could be if you are lucky being able to drive right on or wait in line for hours. Trust me we have talked about going to bolivar as an option.

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[*] posted on 10-1-2013 at 03:39 PM


I seemed that with the no camping issue last year it would be more fun to hold it over there. I know with the commute and all it seems like a lot of work but we made the drive from Freeport to east beach a couple times and it was a major drag.

Also last year I heard from the local visitor center that they were considering overnight permits. I can call and see what they say.




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[*] posted on 10-1-2013 at 08:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by pyro22487  
Considering camping on the beach is no longer permitted at East Beach why not have DBBB over on the other side if the shipping channel.


Are you talking about the Texas City Dike?

EDIT: I see you may be referring to the beach just above East Beach. I haven't scouted that area so I don't know how manageable that shoreline is. It's certainly thinner than East Beach so tide levels may be a concern.




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[*] posted on 10-2-2013 at 07:29 AM


Bolivar is what we are talking about. Sorry for the confusion.

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[*] posted on 10-2-2013 at 11:48 AM


East beach looks to be mostly under water do to a shifting of the sands. Its on the map quest map it shows the pavilion completed but the beach area is under water and lots of it.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2013 at 01:54 PM


That was a super old pic so never mind. I also got an event proposal application for overnight camping so Susan I sent you a message on Facebook.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2013 at 03:03 PM


Please do.

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[*] posted on 10-12-2013 at 05:06 PM


Frankly one of the main reasons Bolivar has been ruled out in the past is that the, shall we say, more socially liberal attendees are reluctant to take the ferry since Homeland Security started riding along. IIRC they asked Susan if they could search her car several years ago. Not sure what's it's like now-a-days. Bomb-sniffing dogs?

As far as getting an event permit... that is something else that has been discussed in the past. Concerns then were, would we be required to rent porta potties and get insurance? Would the event become commercialized with throngs of sightseers running all over our stuff? What if they just said No camping permit? Gotta fill all those hotels in the Off season, ya know? They would then be alerted to our intentions and possibly run us off (apparently that finally happened a couple years ago as far as camping goes).

DBBB started out as just a family gathering by Dick and Gail Bell and a few close friends looking to have a nice Thanksgiving weekend at the beach. While the event has grown over the years, the rest of us "new" friends have been careful not to spoil that for them. Tried to keep it simple and low-keyed.

It very well may be time to explore the overnight permit process since the camping situation has degraded so far, but please be very careful that in the process we don't get shut down all together, or at the other extreme get overrun by the publicity. Overnight camping permits for individuals? Worth checking into. Event permit? Not so much.

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[*] posted on 10-12-2013 at 05:30 PM


I agree, just get an overnight permit but don't say anything about an event.



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[*] posted on 10-15-2013 at 08:05 AM


I can look into it but as far as I know the only way was with an event permit.



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[*] posted on 10-15-2013 at 09:21 AM


For the Ferry users...

Per TxDot: •The transportation of hazardous materials including portable gas cans are forbidden with the exception of propane tanks attached to recreational vehicles as integral equipment and two extra federally approved gas tanks in trailered boats.

That means no propane to cook turkeys, no cannisters to use in camp stoves, no camping fuel, no gas cans for a generator...




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[*] posted on 11-6-2013 at 03:12 AM


That is good to know thanks Taper123



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[*] posted on 11-11-2013 at 06:42 PM


Don't feel like using a ferry...How about Stonehenge? There were a ton of campers there from the one time I landboarded down the entire beach on April 20th.



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[*] posted on 11-11-2013 at 07:29 PM


I'll be camping down around stonehenge Friday & Saturday nights.

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