Don Wright’s ‘Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds’
This campground guide is always within arm’s reach for quick and frequent reference. I can’t tell you how much money this book has saved us. Thousands, at least. I know there are many Wifi Apps that provide similar information, however, we frequently travel place
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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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RVs for Autumn, part 1: Cooler weather beckons angler, hunter Jimmy Smith in his truck camper
As summer fades into autumn, chilly mornings are ideal for hunting, fishing, or walking in the woods. Whatever your outdoor passion, a good quality Recreation Vehicle makes any adventure more comfortable at the end of a long day exploring. For lifelong angler and hun
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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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Update on Quartzsite, Part 3 -- 'Boondocking and gathering of friends' including Escapees RV Club
(This is the last of three "Updates on Quartzsite 2016.") Hundreds of thousands of RV boondockers camp on BLM (Bureau of Land Management)  near Quartzsite, Ariz. each winter. Boondocking, a term synonymous with 'dry camping,' is when RVers live off what they ca
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 2 -- 'The Big Tent' RV Show, runs through Jan. 24, 2016
Another major draw to Quartzsite, Ariz., each winter is the free Big Tent Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show. This year it takes place January 16-24, 2016. This recreation vehicle show, billed as “the largest gathering of its kind in the world,” showca
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Update on Quartzsite, Part 1 -- 'Tyson Wells Shows' are popular destinations for RVers
Editor's note: This series first appeared two years ago.  All information has been updated for 2016. Over the past four decades, Quartzsite, Ariz., a former gold mining town in the Mohave Desert, has evolved into the unofficial RV snowbird capital of the southwest.
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Dry camping on public land near California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Wow ... Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in California, features several hundred miles of dirt roads, a dozen wilderness areas and numerous hiking trails, plus "an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert." T