Orienteering USA 2018 Nationals

Travel, Lodging, and Tourist Activities

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Director: Mike Minium                                     Registrar: Guy Olsen


Travel Information


                        You may want to fly into South Bend (SBN) near the Friday / Saturday venues, then go home from Detroit (DTW), near the Sunday venue.  Another option is Kalamazoo (AZO) which is somewhat central between the Fri/Sat and Sun  event sites.


            South Bend (SBN) is served by Allegiant, United, American, and Delta, and has nonstop service to Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas-Ft Worth, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tampa, Orlando, and Ft Myers. 


            Kalamazoo (AZO) looks like it has connections mainly through Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis, by American, Delta, and United, with one XO Jet flight from Santa Rosa.




            The best lodging options for most people will probably be to stay Friday night in the South Bend or Plymouth area, then drive Saturday afternoon to stay Saturday night near Brighton and the Sunday venue.  Of course our South Bend hotels would love to have you stay both nights, but you’d need to start driving pretty early Sunday to get to the Sunday site.


South Bend, Indiana Area:


Event Headquarters:  Waterford Estates Lodge 52890 SR 933 North, South Bend, IN 46637.  Just 5 minutes from St Patrick’s, the Waterford Estates Lodge will also be the site of our Friday evening banquet dinner.  Rooms are $79 (plus 13% room tax) for 2 double beds and include continental breakfast and free wifi.  All rooms are non-smoking.  All rooms include a 32 inch TV, microwave, and refrigerator.  Reservations must be made before Oct. 11.  Cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to arrival.  Hotel information (waterfordestateslodge.com).  To make a reservation, call (574) 272-5220 or (877) 783-8496 and identify yourself as a member of the National Orienteering Championships group.  We have 100 rooms reserved for Friday night; rate is also good for Thursday and Saturday if you choose to extend your stay.


Brighton, Michigan Area:

Hotels – details coming soon.





South Bend / Plymouth Area:

St. Joseph County Parks – details coming soon.


Brighton, Michigan Area:

Bishop Lake – details coming soon.




Additional Lodging Options


Visit the Visitor’s Bureau website, for more lodging options.



Tourist Activities

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