BLM boondocking at Chukar Park Campground in eastern Oregon near Juntura

BLM boondocking at Chukar Park Campground in eastern Oregon near Juntura

Six miles up a gravel road off U.S. Hwy 20 near Juntura in eastern Oregon is Chukar Park Campground on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land along the North Fork Malheur River. Popular with hunters, fishers. "Situated throughout most of Oregon, BLM campgrounds are typically located along rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs offering a variety of recreation opportunities. Able to accommodate both tent camping and small to medium recreation vehicles (no RV hookups)
Quick overnight stop at BLM Chickamominy Reservoir and Campground west of Burns, Oregon

Quick overnight stop at BLM Chickamominy Reservoir and Campground west of Burns, Oregon

It was a late Friday afternoon and we were heading on a quickly planned trip into eastern Oregon and had hoped for a 'walk in' site at the LaPine State Park, just south of Bend. Anyone who has ever stayed at this extremely popular campground that sits on the banks of the Upper Deschutes River, especially at the start of a hot summer's weekend, knows what a fool-hearty wish that is. The park, of course, was full. We continued our trek east along U.S. Highway 20 into
Tin Can Tourists circling their vintage rigs for summer gatherings across North America

Tin Can Tourists circling their vintage rigs for summer gatherings across North America

Thousands of gleaming and lovingly restored vintage RVs will be rolling this summer into more than a hundred different gatherings of the Tin Can Tourists across the USA and Canada. This classic trailer and motor coach group celebrates vintage rigs (made before 1980) through annual gatherings of owners and friends; and information exchange. The Events page lists The Tin Can Tourists' "official events and allow other vintage trailer clubs or individual to add ev
Fun watching 'Flippin RVs' on Travel Channel

Fun watching ‘Flippin RVs’ on Travel Channel

The 'Flippin' RVs' program airs a couple of episodes Saturday, June 25 on the Travel Channel. It is always fun watching Anna and Justin Scribner from Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations scour the back roads of America in search of cool vintage trailers that they can rescue and restore for clients throughout the country. The Scribners love of all things travel trailer comes from a lifetime of camping.  "Both Justin and myself grew up camping.  Camping wa
Antlers Campground in shadow of Mt. Shasta

Antlers Campground in shadow of Mt. Shasta

We could not see it from our site at Antlers Campground, but we knew it was there. 'It' can't be missed. Approaching from the north or south along I-5 in California,  on a clear day, Mount Shasta  looms in the distance for as far as 140 miles. This magnificent dormant volcano with its brilliant shroud of snow dominates the region. Jimmy and I wanted to camp in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, yet near I-5, and Antlers Campground sits less than a mil
BLM boondocking at Chukar Park Campground in eastern Oregon near Juntura
Six miles up a gravel road off U.S. Hwy 20 near Juntura in eastern Oregon is Chukar Park Campground on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land along the North Fork Malheur River. Popular with hunters, fishers. "Situated throughout most of Oregon, BLM campgrounds are typ
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Quick overnight stop at BLM Chickamominy Reservoir and Campground west of Burns, Oregon
It was a late Friday afternoon and we were heading on a quickly planned trip into eastern Oregon and had hoped for a 'walk in' site at the LaPine State Park, just south of Bend. Anyone who has ever stayed at this extremely popular campground that sits on the banks of th
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Tin Can Tourists circling their vintage rigs for summer gatherings across North America
Thousands of gleaming and lovingly restored vintage RVs will be rolling this summer into more than a hundred different gatherings of the Tin Can Tourists across the USA and Canada. This classic trailer and motor coach group celebrates vintage rigs (made before 1980)
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Fun watching 'Flippin RVs' on Travel Channel
The 'Flippin' RVs' program airs a couple of episodes Saturday, June 25 on the Travel Channel. It is always fun watching Anna and Justin Scribner from Flyte Camp Vintage Trailer Restorations scour the back roads of America in search of cool vintage trailers that they
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Antlers Campground in shadow of Mt. Shasta
We could not see it from our site at Antlers Campground, but we knew it was there. 'It' can't be missed. Approaching from the north or south along I-5 in California,  on a clear day, Mount Shasta  looms in the distance for as far as 140 miles. This magnificent
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Ocean fishing, RV camping in Charleston, Ore.
Full-time RVer and life-long fisher, Jimmy Smith could not turn down the opportunity to be part of a day's fishing charter in pursuit of Lingcod and Rock Fish off the coast of southern Oregon. The group was due to gather before 7 a.m. in the Pacific Charter's of
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Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners looking for volunteers
One organization looking for RV volunteers is Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI’s vision is "a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing peopl
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Stormy camping on the northern Oregon Coast
We are hunkered down at the Nehalem Bay State Park just one sand dune away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. Even on a stormy weekend on the northern coast of Oregon, this extremely popular family campground is packed. Jimmy and I had reservations for one night and w
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Northern Oregon Coast for 'Get Outdoors' Day, Jimmy's birthday June 11
For the long weekend, we headed out from our home base in southern Oregon, to pavement camp and visit  our friend Tom Bombadil in Corvallis, Ore. Friday morning plans have us heading northwest to the Oregon Coast and the Nehalem Bay State Park. One of our favorite
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'National Get (your family) Outdoors' Day Sat. 6/11
Saturday, June 11, is "National Get Outdoors Day," an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun for everyone. One of the primary goals of the day is reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our country's youth to our amazing, great ou
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