Flying Pig XXVI

2024 Orienteering USA Master’s Nationals

Lodging and Tourist Activities

Flying Pig XXVI information

Director: Mike Minium                                     Registrar: Guy Olsen

 

Hotels    

 

Please note that some of the lodging blocks are found under JUNIOR NATIONALS as they were arranged before our bid was changed to MASTER’S NATIONALS.

Lodging blocks are for Friday and Saturday nights only – Contact the hotels IMMEDIATELY if you also wish to make arrangements to stay on Sunday or Monday nights for eclipse viewing on Monday afternoon.

 

Oxford, Ohio

                    Hueston Woods State Park Lodge and Conference Center

          Lodge Rd, Hueston Woods State Park, Oxford, OH 45056

          513-664-3500 (block is under “Orienteering Cincinnati”)

          20 2 Queen Lodge Rooms, non-lake view $199 Fri night, $279 Sat

          20 2 Queen Lodge Rooms, lake view $209 Fri night, $289 Sat

          Book by Feb. 5, 2024.  Call-in only.

 

                        College Inn, (Sleep Inn - Choice Hotels)   (formerly Baymont)

          5190 College Corner Pike (US 27 North), Oxford, OH 45056

          513-523-2722  (block is under “USA Junior Nationals”)

          30 2 Queen - $259 / night

          10 King - $259 / night

          Book by Mar. 6, 2024.  Call-in or Reservation Link:

          https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/fl22e2?groupId=FL22E2&ratePlan=undefined&checkInDate=2024-04-05&checkOutDate=2024-04-07&ratePlanCode=BOACNK

 

                    Comfort Inn (Choice Hotels)

          5056 College Corner Pike (US 27 North), Oxford, OH 45056

          513-524-0114 (block is under “Orienteering USA Junior Nationals”)

          33 Double Queen - $259 / night

          Book by Mar. 5, 2024.  Call-in or Reservation Link:

          https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ir57c9?groupId=IR57C9&ratePlan=undefined&checkInDate=2024-04-05&checkOutDate=2024-04-07&ratePlanCode=BZHNGS

 

                    Best Western Sycamore Inn

          6 East Sycamore St, Oxford, OH 45056 (corner of Main and Sycamore, State Route 732 North)

          513-523-0000  (block is under “Orienteering USA Junior Nationals”)

          15 Double Queen, $200 / night

          Book by Mar. 5, 2024.  Call-in only.

 

                    Cobblestone Inn, Brookville, INDIANA

          9135 IN-101, Brookville, IN 47012

          765-647-4434

          12 Double Queens - $159.99 / night

          2 Extended Stay Kings w/Sofa bed $169.99 / night

 

There are additional hotel options on the north side of Cincinnati near the Friday event site. (details coming soon)

 

 

Camping

 

            Hueston Woods State Park – very large campground with a variety of modern and primitive sites.  Campsite reservations may be made beginning 6 months before arrival date (early October for early April).  Camping reservations.  (ReserveOhio)  Be careful to double check the dates and park, the site likes to default back to current date, or suggest other Ohio State Parks.

 

            Governor Bebb Butler County MetroPark – limited number of electric and group sites, 20 minutes south of Oxford.  Significantly less totality than Hueston Woods or Oxford.  Campground information.  Call MetroParks office at 513-863-5835 during normal daytime business hours for reservations

 

            Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, IN – moderately large campground.  20 minutes NW of Oxford.  Slightly more totality than Hueston Woods.  Camping reservation link (ReserveAmerica).

 

            Mounds State Recreation Area and Quakertown State Recreation Area, Brookville, IN – very large campground, 20 minutes west of Oxford.  Comparable totality to Hueston Woods.  Camping Reservation link (ReserveAmerica)

 

 

Tourist Activities

 

Eclipse viewing – exclusive viewing area for orienteers on Monday afternoon, at an orienteer-owned farm northwest of Hueston Woods (northeast of Liberty, Indiana), with 3:31 of totality, nearly 90% of the maximum along the centerline of the eclipse.  (You must pre-register for eclipse viewing when completing your online registration for the orienteering event)

 

Oxford, OH

          Enjoy Oxford

                    Links to Oxford area events, restaurants, other lodging, and more

          Miami University

                    MOON Co-op

                    Local cooperative food store and deli, featuring local and sustainable products including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

 

Liberty, IN

          Whitewater State Park

 

Hamilton, OH

          Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

                    300 acre park featuring over 70 sculptures, ancient sculpture museum, Pyramid House, and more

          The Walking Tour Company

                    Entertaining and educational historical, art, and culinary tours

          Spooky Nook

                    Large indoor sports and entertainment venue

 

Greater Cincinnati, OH

          Cincinnati Museum Center and Natural History Museum

          Cincinnati Zoo

          Cincinnati Art Museum

          Krohn Conservatory

          Cincinnati Reds Baseball

                    Home games April 5,6,7 vs New York Mets  (additional home games against the Brewers on April 8,9,10,11)

          B&B Riverboats

                    Ohio River cruises (lunch, dinner, sightseeing, sunset)

 

Dayton, OH

          National Museum of the United States Air Force (free)

 

           

 

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