Since becoming Full time RVers, we have maintained a list of all places we have stayed at for at least one night.
You will find photos of most of these locations with in our blog posts and on our photo page.
We saw such amazing scenery, met some really nice folks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Bill remembers after seeing the Valley of the Gods and then the Grand Canyon the next day, he commented to Joy that it was hard to appreciate all the beauty day after day. Being Full time RVers is great!!
This is a nice quiet spot to visit the surrounding areas. It served us well as we needed to be in the area to tie up loose ends as we transitioned to Full time RVers. The owners are continuing to improve the grounds.
Considering this was a rest area on I94 just past Battle Creek MI, it was fairly quiet (or maybe we were that tired lol). According to the State laws, you can stay overnight at MI rest areas (as long as it is not posted otherwise.
Beautiful place! Seniors’ discount (62 and over). We paid $20 (regular rate $22 I believe). We stayed at the Summit Campground in West Lake Recreation area. Sites were large and very family oriented. Marvelous beach just down the road. Dump station within the campground, water and 30/50 amp power. Washrooms, showers and hiking trails. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Twin Lakes Wildlife Management Area – Pleasant Dale Nebraska
This was one of Bill’s favorite boondocking spots. Large gravel parking lot that could hold almost any size RV – 3 or 4 without being too cramped. Spectacular lake local folks fished in. And, the frogs, they croaked all night long.
Well, this is one of those places we would not normally stay at. However at the end of a long day of traveling it worked out perfectly! It is a fairgrounds in downtown Brush and they have a RV section with 15/30/50 amp hookups with water. There is a dumping station on site and a swimming pool (not sure if there is a charge or not for the pool).
I understand they are trying to attract visitors to the area, so the first night is free and there is a nominal fee thereafter. Turned out to meet our needs for the night!
Nice state park. Sites were large and most picnic tables had shelters over them. It seems like it is famous for fishing. Between the park entrance fee and the camping fee, it was a bit pricy for a one night stay. However the campground was certainly nice.
Penitente Canyon Campground – near Del Norte Colorado
This is one of our favorite campgrounds! About 20 kms (12 mi) outside Durango, CO. Camp host was helpful and friendly. We were on site #3 which backed onto the river. WOW! We were able to relax, hike and play with the dogs. We stayed 2 days and enjoyed every second.
After watching Youtube videos related to Valley of the Gods, Bill just had to go there! It was an unbelievably breathtaking place! The only problem was we should either visited a month earlier or a few months later. It was SOO hot! This is BLM land, with many spots available and for the most part the sites were very clean.
Nice. We needed a place to get caught up on laundry and this RV park fit the bill perfectly. It is also only 10 minutes from the Vegas strip – very handy. Staff are very friendly too!
Driveway – Visalia California
Our cousins let us park in their driveway for 6 nights (actually they said we could stay there as long as we wanted, but we had to get back to Canada for July 1st to celebrate Canada’s 150 years of confederation).
Liz and David were such gracious hosts and we had so much fun, catching up on family and spending some time with Aunt Lillian who is 90 years young!
David cooked us a mouth watering steak and Liz fed us great meals throughout our stay! This is Moochdocking at its BEST!!
We hope to meet up in Quartzsite , Arizona this fall.
This was another BLM area. Scenic mountain views, camped right beside a river and there were Vault toilets. Even a few picnic shelters for larger groups. Very quiet at night, a few cars up and down the road, but not bad at all.
The Salt Flats: Incredible, miles and miles of salt. If you are into racing and speed, this would be the place to be during speed weeks. Being from the North where we have frozen lakes, after a while of driving on the flats Bill began to think he was driving on ice! Weird. One thing Bill didn’t think about was how to get all the salt off the undercarriage of the truck. It has been several weeks, many car washes and several downpours and he is still finding salt.
BLM camping: Just beside the salt flats, you head a little uphill and there are miles and miles of BLM land. We were there for 2 days and only saw 2 other campers and maybe 6 cars go down the road. Very peaceful.
A delightful surprise. We were welcomed with a friendly handshake and introductions. Good Sam discount and very nice camping facilities. Even had an resort attached to the campsite that was being renovated. Our blog post goes into more detail. Very nice, we recommend this campground!