Please Sign our Guestbook.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We are in the midst of converting old, icky space into new, useable space. From the old restaurant in the main building, we have already made the guest room (last year) which has a nice bedroom with a sitting area. Now we're making the kitchen and serving area into a living room with room for a small dinette, a full bath and a new home kitchen. Together they will make a nice apartment.

Its so much fun to see the run-down, useless space here be transformed and go back to work supporting the campground!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas is coming to Beagle Bay

A little at a time. I wanted to get the big wreath up in the front of the building before Thanksgiving. I'll be working at the hospital Mon, Tues & Wednesday of this week. Friday and Saturday when I was home, the wind was blowing hard enough to blow the bark off the trees. So, I was not going to ask Berlyn to climb the ladder and hang the wreath.But he did! And got it done. Woo hoo!
Today was the last chance! Fortunately, the wind quit. Unfortunately, the mist and haze blew in. Good sport that he is, Berlyn did it. Next week, more lights and decor.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to Autumn

Autumn will be here tomorrow! Wow. Summer sure flew by fast. Looking back, the campground sure had some big changes this summer. It is looking SO much better. Here's a review:

The pool was renovated and opened in July. It was a very popular place to be during those 100+ degree days.
Having a working pool, inspired work on the fence as friends and family showed up to take down the old rickety privacy fence and put in a new white picket fence. So pretty! It really brightens up the place.
Goofy is hanging out in the office. Folks get a happy smile as they come in to the office for some Schwann's ice cream treats.
The raised flower bed in front of the office building had hundreds of blooms. It looks so much better than the prickly pear cactus that was there.
This walking stick is inspecting the new guttering on the east side of the office building. I think he approves.

We're not stopping the improvements just because summer is over. Stop by and see what's happening at Beagle Bay! See ya later.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Many changes over the summer

We have really changed the place over the summer. Folks arriving will notice the new pool fence, playground equipment, and a cleaned-up entryway. Stop by to see if you're in the area.
In order to rebuild, we must destroy..

We re-used the existing pickets on the old fence. ripping them off the framework, sawing them lengthwise, cutting them to the new height, putting little points on them, and giving them a fresh new coat of white paint. Dad's idea, and a good one! Very green to repurpose the old pickets, and very thrifty, too!
Dad and Rick working on the fence rebuild. Thank heavens for Dads!
Our dear friends John and Dana from Savannah, Missouri came to help.

Getting toward the end of the rebuild. This is the last side of the fence! Grandma Barbara came out to supervise. Don't lean back!Here's the pool, up and running, but before the rebuild of the fence.

The new playset. A used set, completely rehabbed by Dad and brother Lee. The tent cover was made by Mom. With good friends and family to help, we grow. Thank you all so much! It is a blessing to have you around.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fish are hoppin...

Right into the arms of our guests. Well not quite. But this young man had a great weekend fishing. Caught several bluegill, bass and these beefy catfish. Ben is anxious to return to attempt to catch the giant bass that have been seen in our pond.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


May God bless all the rescue workers and volunteers in Joplin and other communities hit by the latest round of powerful storms. We wish you strength as you clean up and rebuild. The people of Joplin have come together in an amazing way to help each other. The radio stations are broadcasting helpful information 24/7 instead of their regular programming.

Since the storms seems to be setting down,

A bonfire is planned for Saturday night here at Beagle Bay RV Haven & Campground. Bring your lawn chairs and marshmallows. And, of course, find a good green stick to cook it on before we burn em all up.

The fish are biting, the grass is green, plenty of shade. Let's relax.