‘Down and dirty’ at SKP Park of the Sierras


While we are staying at the SKP Park of the Sierras, RVer Jimmy Smith is off at 7:30 a.m. most weekday mornings to the pole bar where the all-volunteer maintenance crew gathers to review what needs to be accomplished across this 161-acre co-op park.

With only two paid full-time staff (and two part-time), volunteers keep this park running–doing everything from organizing the many community events, to office work, to repairing roads, to cleaning tree roots out of the many drainage pipes.

Read more from Jimmy’s perspective about working on the maintenance crew by clicking on: Jimmy Smith’s ‘Another View’

Pictured: Jerry on shovel, Jimmy on saw-saw, and (in the rear) Art on backhoe. (Julianne Crane)

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  • Tom:
    There are a number of very good RV organizations including Good Sams, FMCA (for motorhome owners), numerous manufacture (Wally Byam Caravan Club) and special interest groups (Sisters on the Fly and Tin Can Tourists) … just to name a handful.
    We like the Escapees (SKPs) because it provides many support services geared to the extended and full-time RVer, or those who dream about the lifestyle.

  • I take it from yours and Jimmy’s comments that y’all like the SKPs? We’ve thought about joining several times over the last 5 years. Your article (plus some research) may just have convinced us. If we do, we’ll put you down as the ones who referred us (I assume you’re members).
    We’re fixin’ to up-stakes from Spokane about Dec. 26. Can’t be soon enough.
    Happy Trails!

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