'50 States, 5,000 Ideas' ... worth a look
Spotted recently in the RV Travel weekly newsletter was a small item on a book full of places to go and things to see that would appeal to most active RVers: '50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do'. "This richly illustrated book fro
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Car, truck, van wrap-around camping tents
Often when an outdoors person doesn't want to sleep on the ground--but does not, for one reason or another, want to acquire a recreation vehicle--will opt for a compact and lightweight vehicle camping tent to have access to interior space for sleeping. Here are three
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RVs for Autumn, part 5: Locating campgrounds near hunting, fishing destinations
Recreation.gov: one-stop site for trip planning, information sharing and reservations on 12 federal agencies. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nationa
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RVs for Autumn, part 2: For back country dry camping, Ron & Sharon Vail go for small travel trailer
For cool autumn camping, RVers Ron and Sharon Vail of Powell Butte, Ore., opted for a 2014 Lance travel trailer 1985 that they tow with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4 WD diesel. The Lance has “everything we were looking for in size, convenience and features,” said Ron
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RVing with Kids, part 4: Online resources to find campgrounds on public, private lands
Now is the time to pull out your atlas and start dreaming about your family’s next RV adventure to a favorite autumn festival, local county lake or more remote mountain area. Wherever you want to spend time outdoors there are plenty of resources that will assist yo
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Many state, local outdoor groups join with National Public Lands Day effort - so can we
The number one reason most of us bought our RVs was to spend more time in the outdoors. Coming up soon is a wonderful opportunity for families to give back a little to that special public campground or mountain top or secret fishing hole that we love ... and need.
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Juntura--a welcomed Oasis in hot, dry eastern Oregon
About 60 miles east of Burns and 72 miles west of Ontario, Juntura is an oasis on a long and lonely stretch of US Hwy 20 in arid eastern Oregon. This small community sits near 4,000-feet at the confluence of the Malheur River and  North Fork Malheur River. (The word
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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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Visiting RV friends in Susanville, Calif.= pavement camping, helping with moving chores, Lassen Ale
A favorite highway of RVers traveling the ‘alternative' route to and from Arizona and the Pacific Northwest or Canada, is US 395.  In northeast California the route passes near Susanville, a small historic town nestled in a mountain valley at 4,400-feet. Jimmy an
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