Old Man River Nature Retreat encompasses 43 acres of both woods and open land. A spring fed creek flows through the property into a 4-5 acre stocked lake. From the lake, the water returns to the creek through a small but immensely beautiful and loud rushing waterfall.


With 43 acres, you can imagine there is quite a bit to do.  In order to get the retreat up and going, we have a long punch list of projects and activities we must complete.  While a lot of our work is never ending(such as maintenance and upkeep), our team has compiled a list of projects that we are or will be working on.

Ongoing Maintenance Items:

  • Land Maintenance and Clean Up
  • Trail cleanup

Current Projects:

  • Clearing & Creating Trails
  • Lake Maintenance
  • Communal Fire Circle
  • Build Cedar Railing for bridge
  • Tipi – Personal project funded and paid for by the Browns.  They purchased a Tipi and will donate guest stays to the retreat.  Go to the tipi page for more information.


Short Term Goals:

  • Lake Improvement
  • Dock
  • Beach (swim area)
  • Guest Restrooms
  • Road Maintenance
  • Waterfall Decks
  • Fundraising (ongoing)
  • Creation of Primitive Camping Areas
  • Sitting & Relaxation Areas
  • Networking With Community, Fellow Vets, First Responders
  • PTSD Vet Peer Groups Formation
  • PTSD Assistance Program Options
  • Sponsor Vet Projects

Future Dreams:

  • Cabins
  • Treehouses
  • Side by Sides for Trails and Guest Use
  • Sponsors
The boys are busy working on the railing system for the bridge which will provide safety for our guests.