'The Wright Guides' to public campgrounds
My absolute favorite 'go to' resource book when we are traveling is The (Don) Wright to "Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States". It has a permanent place between Jimmy and me in the front seat of the truck. My dog-eare
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Overnight dry camping stops at SKP RoVer's Roost in Casa Grande, Az; SKP Dream Catcher in Deming, NM
To backtrack just a little, after a week in Yuma, we needed to cover some ground so we  opted for overnight stops in dry camping at the Escapees' RV parks near Casa Grande, Ariz. and again in Deming, NM. At the RoVer's Roost RV Park in Casa Grande we parked by anoth
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These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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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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Autumn camping destination #2: Colwell Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest, UP Michigan
This is the second in a series of four posts that are exploring lesser-know public campgrounds to discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula explodes in dazzling, almost blinding, color
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Autumn camping destination #1: Bear Paw Mountains, a picturesque place in northeast Montana
Pack your recreation vehicle, throw in an extra layer of clothing and explore a few lesser-know public campgrounds this autumn to discover amazing scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The first of four colorful campground desti
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Hope you are celebrating Labor Day RV camping
Unless you were fortunate enough to be a trust-fund baby, you've had to work for a living and Labor Day is your day. Reflect on a job well done and hope you are relishing the final moments of summer with your family by RVing at your favorite campground this long holiday
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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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