Tour de Turtle & Turtle Trek Cancelled

On October 15, an unexpected storm went through the Lake Hughes and surrounding areas. Due to the damage caused by the storm, The Painted Turtle has made the difficult decision to cancel this Saturday’s (October 17) Tour de Turtle bike ride and Turtle Trek event. Please know that our campground is safe and in overall good condition.

We are saddened that this unforeseen event has affected our festivities, however the safety and well-being of our participants is our top priority. Based on information given by the local fire department and safety personnel, the highways and roads leading up to The Painted Turtle are compromised and may remain so for the next several days. The roads leading to and from camp are currently inaccessible, making it unsafe for anyone to travel.

We’re so grateful for the enthusiasm and support leading up to this special event, and appreciate your understanding with this unique situation. We are weathering the storm and look forward to being in touch soon with plans on how we will proceed.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any urgent questions. We will respond in as timely manner as possible.

Thank you again for your passion and dedication to the mission of The Painted Turtle, allowing us to bring the joy and magic of camp to thousands of campers and family members every year!

Alexis Madrid                                                               Brianne Sheldon
Associate Director of Development                          Events Manager