Campsites Year 2

Catalina Spa

Catalina Spa Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Pros: Mineral Hot Springs! Good Verizon Service, Good Air TV channels, Good Cable. I had a nice sized spot. Weekend Cafe service for a few months. Friendly staff. 8 miles to town, 12 miles to Palm Springs. Could see bats at night, and here coyotes. Lots of bunnies and birds.

Cons: Very windy. Pools and hot tubs not maintained – Black Algae everywhere. Bath house nice looking, but drains often clogged, and hot water was lacking often.

Riverside Resort

Riverside Resort – Laughlin, NV

Pros: Enormous park, spacious pull through level sites. Beautiful views of the desert. Full hookups, Free cable and WiFi. Good Verizon service. Access to casino and pools. Lots of good food choices in the casino. Beautiful deck by the pool overlooking the River. Great showers with ok pressure and good hot water. Movie Theater in casino.

Cons: Shower rooms, bathrooms were freezing cold. The park was so big, I had to drive to a covered parking lot to utilize the casino services. Worth Noting: While I don’t gamble, I enjoyed all the other amenities provided by the casino.

Flagstaff KOA

Pros: Great Campground, easy pull thru mostly level spacious sites. Many hookup options. Cable, good Verizon service, good Air TV options. Nice hiking trails around park. Close to Flagstaff and everything you may need. Much cooler due to elevation. Easy access to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and the Meteor Crater site, and the Petrified Forest, and Winslow AZ. Staff very friendly, worked hard to rearrange things so I could stay in one spot the last 4 weeks.

Cons: No pool, access to community pool closed due to COVID

Worth noting: This is the 2nd place I camped for 6 weeks. I could definitely see This as a summer resting spot. Close to so many places and cooler temperatures due to elevation. Flagstaff is just the right size town for my RVing needs.

Kaibab Camping Village

Kaibab Camping Village, Jacob Lake AZ

Pros: Beautiful park like setting. Saw my first Kaibab squirrel. Great hiking opportunities. Cooler due to elevation. Very reasonably priced. One bar service Verizon. One shower / bathroom available. Jacob Lake Inn close by great food and nice gift shop. Best access to The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Cons: WiFi, no Cable, No air tv. Elevation took some time to get used too.

Worth Noting: My daughter came and stayed in Kenab. The drive back and forth there was beautiful. Kenab is a cute little western town.

Beaver KOA

Beaver KOA UT

Pros: Nice clean park. Staff very friendly. Pool open for scheduled 30 minute slots. (Great idea). Easy pull through parking. Full hookups. Level sites. Loved my shady little spot overlooking the desert. Free Cable TV.

Cons: The showers and rest rooms were closed due to COVID.

Worth Noting – There was a scheduled power outage one night for the whole town,. The star gazing was fabulous. Plus it happened during a meteor shower time.

Crystal Hot Springs

Crystal Hot Springs, Honeyville, UT

Pros: Easy access to hot springs. Full hookups. Nice park like setting. Nice walking around park. Great selection of hot spring pools of various temperatures. Not too crowded easy to maintain distance. Hot springs had high mineral content but not too smelly. Okay Verizon connection. Some air tv channels

Cons: Nasty park showers/bathrooms. I used the ones at the Hot Spring facility. No cable. Not really close to anything. A little pricey for the camping experience.

Worth Noting: I towed a neighbors RV that needed to be moved from one spot to another. I was hesitant at first, not sure what my risks were, but in the end I was happy to help.

Boise Riverside Park

Boise Riverside Park, Boise, ID

A great little park. Nice Pool and hot tub. Good Air TV and Verizon service. Nice level sites with concrete patio and small grassy area.

Worth Noting: this was a last minute change of venue, wish I had more time here.

Wrights Desert Gold

Wright Desert Gold – Kennewick WA

Kennewick, WA
Pros: Somewhat shaded site. Easy Pull through level parking. Friendly staff. Free cable, and WiFi. Affordable
Cons: No real amenities.
Worth Noting: This was my first exposure to triple digit heat (113).

Bay View State Park

Bayview State Park, Mt Vernon, WA

Pros: Overlooking the Bay. Great sunsets. Loved the views. Nice walk down to the beach.

Worth Noting: Worth Noting: Happy to camp out with my good friends Ilona & Jack.

Green Labrynth

Deming, WA

I was delighted to spend 2 weeks with my 2 good friends who are starting a sanctuary for professional and family caregivers addressing grief, lass and burnout at Green Labyrinth. I got to camp with llamas, horses, oxen and steer, as well as a very friendly farm dog.

Beachwood Resort

Beachwood Resort, Birch Bay, WA

Pros: Close to the beaches of Birch Bay. due to COVID the park was pretty empty so did not feel crowded. The pools and community rooms looked great, but were all closed down due to COVID. About a 20 minute drive to Bellingham.

Cons: Terribly maintained park. Sites right on top of each other. Electricity bad, needed mechanical help often. None of the facilities were open. Hounded by a sales person to buy a membership. Neighbor was using my sewer.

Worth Noting: park was practically empty since majority of members from Canada and the border was closed. Also, I’m posting this almost 10 months past my visit.

Lake Pleasant RV Park

Lake Pleasant RV Resort, Bothell, WA

Pros: Right in the heart of Bothell. Sites set around a little lake. Close to everything you need. Showers ok, cute little laundry facilitate. Nice walk around the park and up in the hills. Nice staff. Great bat watching.

Cons: Situated in a little valley surrounded by hills, so poor TV reception, their cable was bad, poor Verizon service. Lots of Canadian Geese and Ducks, pooping on the site daily

Premier RV Resort – Salem

Premiere RV Resort, Salem OR

Pros: Large spacious sites. Beautifully maintained. Great hiking trails. Showers clean. Full hookups. Free WiFi. And 20 cable channels easy access to Salem.and everything you need. Verizon signal good.

Cons: COVID closed all amenities, but they looked great.

Sunny Valley RV Park & Campground

Sunny Valley, OR. Site 36

Pros: Nice wooded area. Easy Pull through site. Nice shower and bath house. Super friendly owners. Gave me great leads on things to do and see in the area. Grants Pass just 15 miles away with everything you could need. Internet pretty good.

Cons: No Cable, limited Air TV channels.

Worth Noting: Just purchased Covered Wagons to rent. They are very cute.

Premier RV Resort – Redding

Redding, CA. Site 52

Pros: Beautiful Resort. My site was right up against the creek. Lots of shade. Excellent Verizon coverage, great Air TV channels. Nice clean hot showers with good pressure. Close to everything you might need. Birds at the seed feeder and the hummer feeder.

Cons: No Cable

Worth Noting: This is one of the resorts that I really didn’t want to leave. It was lovely to sit outside the trailer and chill.