"Convenient to the city and airport"
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Port Townsend, WA
"Perfect for those of us who don't plan ahead"
"Small park near the national park"
"Awesome in every way"
Sand Castle RV Park
Long Beach, WA
"Small park close to the beach and town"
"The camp area is just okay, but the trails are fantasic"
Blue Bay Campground
Sisters, OR
"Lakeside camping"
Premier RV Resort
Salem, OR
"Lots of amenities and surprisingly nice sites"
"A quiet, wooded campground"
Scandia RV Park
Bend, OR
"Well maintained urban park"
"Great spot for exploring the area"
"Not good for working nomads"
Aspen Point Campground
Klamath Falls, OR
"The name says it all - this campground is all about the lake and the woods!"
Schoolhouse Campground
Camptonville, CA
"A wooded campground with easy lake access"
Glory Hole Recreation Area
Angels Camp, CA
"Quiet, scenic lakeside camping"
"Camping in the Trees!"
Horse Creek Campground
Lemon Cove, CA
"Lakeside camping...but watch out for rising water in the spring"
Sequoia Campground & Lodge
Three Rivers, CA
"Typical RV Park with Easy Access To Sequoia National Park"
Paradise Cove Campground
Lake Isabella, CA
"A nice spot near the lake but probably not so nice when busy"
Auxiliary Dam Campground
Lake Isabella, CA
"Free lakeside camping! "
"Okay for a stopover but not much else"
"Oceanside! "
Twin Hollows Canyon
Mount Carmel, UT
"Nice spot, but could be busy with hunters in fall"
Lees Ferry Campground
Marble Canyon, AZ
"A nice surprise along the Colorado River!"
Watchman Campground
Hurricane, UT
"National Park camping at its finest! "
Eureka Casino Resort
Mesquite, NV
"A parking lot on a hill"
Temple View RV Resort
St. George, UT
"Okay if you need to be in the area"
Palm Canyon
Quartzsite, AZ
"Desert Boondocking at its finest"
Lost Dutchman State Park
Apache Junction, AZ
"Site #120 is the best!"
Darby Well Road
Ajo, AZ
"Mountains, Cactus & Biking"
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Social Time in Port Townsend - WatsonsWander

August 25-31 Everyone has their own travel style, but for us, full-time RVing means wide swings in our social life. All of 2017 and the first few months of 2018 were a social whirlwind with cons...

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Olympic National Park: Rainforest + Coast - WatsonsWander

August 12-18 Olympic National Park is vast, giant, and remote. Located way up on the tippy-top corner of western Washington, this park is not one you can fully explore in a weekend (or even a we...

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Fog & Sand at Long Beach, WA - WatsonsWander

July 29- August 6 With no plans, no reservations, and no desire to continue roasting in the heat of central Oregon, we made a spur of the moment decision to head to the coast. Trying to get into...

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Hiking Mania Near Sisters, Oregon - WatsonsWander

July 1-7 So far this summer we’ve been managing quite nicely with our no reservation policy. The plethora of national forest campgrounds with first come, first serve sites combined with our habi...

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Two Weeks Exploring the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway - WatsonsWander

The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway travels for 66 miles through a striking volcanic landscape dotted with lakes, lava-filled meadows, and towering snow-capped mountains. The entire area is a haven for...

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Lake of The Woods, OR - WatsonsWander

We spent our first week in Oregon at the Aspen Point Campground on the shores of Lake of the Woods. There are three campgrounds on the eastern shore of the lake — two national forest campgrounds a...

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Schoolhouse Campground & Bullards Bar Reservoir - WatsonsWander

We continue our slow journey north with a long, winding drive along CA-49. This route covers the area famous for the gold rush of 1849 and every town we pass boasts relics of the past. The count...

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A Quiet Week at New Melones Lake - WatsonsWander

April 30 – May 5 Just like last summer, we’ve decided the best travel plans are those that we make up as we go along. So far our only commitment for the near future is the Northwest String Sum...

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Kings Canyon National Park - WatsonsWander

April 22-29 While often referred to as King’s Canyon & Sequoia National Park, they are actually two separate parks connected by one road. One step, narrow and winding road where vehicles over 22...

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Hanging with the BIG trees at Sequoia National Park - WatsonsWander

April 14-21 We knew that we couldn’t stay inside Sequoia National Park due to the lack of cell service so we settled on the nice looking COE campground called Horse Creek in the town of Three...

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A Taste of the Sierras at Lake Isabella - WatsonsWander

March 31 – April 13 After six weeks on the Southern California coast, we were more than ready to head to the mountains. But with snow and freezing temps lingering at higher elevations we had to...

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More State Beaches: Doheny & Point Mugu - WatsonsWander

March 5-14 Over the past week and a half, we stayed at two more California state beach campgrounds, took many more beach walks, and put up with more rain. Since we got to the coast the weather...

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Mt. Carmel Junction - WatsonsWander

Sunday, October 22We’ve been going back and forth all week about where to go next. With plans to meet up with family in Zion National Park for Thanksgiving, we don’t want to stray too far from t...

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Thanksgiving in Zion National Park - WatsonsWander

This is our 6th Thanksgiving spent on the road. Every year we try to do something different. There was the Thanksgiving buffet in Las Vegas, Thanksgiving with friends in Las Vegas, Thanksgiving...

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A Great Start to the New Year - WatsonsWander

December 30 – January 13 We spent the first two weeks of 2018 hanging out in the desert surrounded by gorgeous scenery and great friends. With ample opportunities for hiking, biking, exploring...

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Lost Dutchman State Park - WatsonsWander

January 14-27 We are officially in winter mode. For us, that means longer stays in one spot, very little planning or making of reservations, fewer adventures, and more time spent at or near ho...

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Hanging with the Saguaros in Ajo - WatsonsWander

January 28 – February 3 We first visited the tiny town of Ajo, AZ way back in the winter of 2013. It was our first winter of full-time RVing and our first stop in Arizona where we promptly fel...

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More Cactus Love at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - WatsonsWander

February 4-10 When a national monument is named for a very special cactus that only grows in a small corner of Arizona and Mexico, you know the scenery is going to be good. Oh yeah! Bring on t...

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Oh Hey There Pacific Ocean, It's Been While! - WatsonsWander

February 17-24 A funny thing happened a few weeks ago during the drive from Organ Pipe Cactus NM to Yuma. As we rolled west on I-8, signs that read, 250 miles to San Diego, 200 miles to San Di...

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South Carlsbad & San Clemente State Beaches - WatsonsWander

February 25 – March 4 Almost immediately after changing course for the coast we started looking for open sites at the string of state beach campgrounds that line the southern California coast....

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South Carlsbad & San Clemente State Beaches - WatsonsWander

February 25 – March 4 Almost immediately after changing course for the coast we started looking for open sites at the string of state beach campgrounds that line the southern California coast....

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Camping on the Edge at Utah's Little Grand Canyon - WatsonsWander

Thanks so much for all the comments and emails in regards to the new blog format. It’s nice to hear from so many bloggers and readers who understand and support the need for change.  Sunday, Sep...

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Biking, Beer & More Biking in Boise - WatsonsWander

A trip to Idaho’s capital city had been on our minds all summer. After reading multiple blog posts and seeing Instagram photos from so many of our RVing friends it looked like a place we would e...

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Lava & Ice at Craters of the Moon - WatsonsWander

I’ve decided one of the reasons I’m drawn to western states is because of the incredible geologic diversity you can see simply by driving a few hours. I suppose part of it has to do with the lar...

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Teton Canyon Boondocking - WatsonsWander

For the next stop on our Idaho summer tour, we went east into Wyoming. Wait…what? Let me explain. From our previous spot on the Idaho/Wyoming border, we wanted to head west to explore more of th...

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Helloooo Colorado! - WatsonsWander

I have a bad habit of longing to be wherever I am not. If we’re in the desert I long for the forest, if we’re in the mountains I long for the coast, if we’re in a city I long for wide open space...

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Return to Rabbit Ears Pass - WatsonsWander

Sometimes even the most beautiful locations can be clouded by bad memories. You know the kind of bad memories that involve a mama mouse setting up shop inside your RV and having a litter of (at...

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Starting Our Idaho Summer Off Right - WatsonsWander

After spending last summer on the east coast where planning and reservations are a must, this year we’re taking a completely opposite approach. Instead of planning out each stop and making reser...

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Weekend at Stockton Lake - WatsonsWander

After a week in the city, we were in need of some nature. Maybe even the kind of nature that involves a water view and a nearly deserted campground? Fortunately, Missouri has no shortage of lake...

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Swinging Through Springfield, MO - WatsonsWander

I’ve never viewed the middle of the country as a travel destination. It’s always seemed too flat, too boring, and frankly, too wholesome and close-minded to be a place where I wanted to spend mu...

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