August 2017 Rally

GMC Eastern States/Great Lakers Motorhome Clubs – Solar Eclipse

The August rally will be held at Fern Lake Campground, 5535 Cairo Road, Paducah, KY 42001 beginning Friday, August 18 for four nights. (GPS: Lat 37.09595/Lon -88.69523) Campsites have been placed on hold for GMC owners until August 4, 2017. After this date all open campsites will be made available to the general public. Campsites are $28.00 per night.

Campsite reservations and payment must be made directly with the Fern Lake Campground no later than August 4, 2017 by calling 270.444.7939. Be sure to mention you are affiliated with the GMC clubs when reserving your campsite. If no one answers the telephone, leave a message and the Manager will return your call. The campground information can be viewed on line at

The rally fee includes Friday dinner and continental breakfasts on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and informal lunches on Sunday and Monday. Saturday dinner is on your own and a group Mexican dinner, separate checks, is planned for Sunday evening. Other area attraction activities are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Sunday morning Bob Stone will facilitate an open discussion on the Hydro-Boost brake system and all things GMC. Clean out your garage and bring your parts to the Monday morning flea market. Start to finish the elapsed duration of the solar eclipse is 2 hours and 55 minutes with the total eclipse occurring at 1:23 PM August 21st and lasting approximately 2 1/2 minutes.

Should you have any questions about the rally, please contact John Pryzbylek at 419.490.3835 or via eMail at

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It is suggested that you call the campground ASAP for your reservation! See Rally Entry Form for more Information.

Registration Form: Rally fees and contact information are on the registration form, a PDF file available by clicking here.