Island Girl Walkabout


"Super convenient to Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge with well maintained sites"
"Basic but good location for exploring"
"Private campsite with lovely views "
"Good location but expensive"
Sheep Bridge Road
La Verkin, UT
"Quiet, private spot with nice views convenient to Zion National Park"
Virgin Dam
Virgin, UT
"Okay and a decent location but access was rough"
Lone Rock Beach
Big Water, UT
"Beachfront camping with stunning views on Lake Powell"
Goulding's Lodge & Campground
Monument Valley, UT
"Perfect location to see Monument Valley"
Forest Road 302
Grand Canyon, AZ
"Free camping in a forest area right outside the South entrance of the Grand Canyon"
"A central location for a reasonable price at the monthly rate"
North Ranch
Congress, AZ
"Full hookup for a reasonable price and lots of activities"
"A beautiful desert setting with lots of access to hiking and biking"
"A large county park on the West side of Phoenix"
Three Palms RV Park
Fresno, CA
"A mobile home park, but a reasonable deal for its city location"
Coyote Valley Casino
Redwood Valley, CA
"Another practical casino stop"
Lucky 7 Casino
Smith River, CA
"Just right for an overnight"
Winchester Bay RV Resort
Winchester Bay, OR
"Great view of small boat harbor and Yaquina Bay Bridge from the dry camping sites"
"Easy access to a beautiful beach"
"Huge campground in a lovely diverse park"
"Walk to the river or drive to the ghost town of Kennicott"
Jantzen Beach RV Park
Portland, OR
" Reasonable rate for full hookup so close to the city"
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Port Townsend, WA
"Reasonably priced camping with easy access to town"
Tulalip Casino
Marysville, WA
"Relatively convenient to the city and the price is right"
Grandy Lake Campground
Concrete, WA
"Quiet campground by the lake"
Sweat Creek Campground
Okanogan, WA
"Peaceful stay in the woods after hunting season"
Oceanside RV Park
Haines, AK
"Beautiful views in a cute little town"
"By a beautiful river, the furthest inside the park that you can camp in an RV"
Riley Creek Campground
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
"Great access to Denali National Park "
Mariner Park
Homer, AK
"Fabulous location on the beach between town and the "commercial" part of the spit"
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Eureka Springs - Island Girl Walkabout

Our first destination in Arkansas was Eureka Springs.  It’s been over twenty years since we’ve spent fall in the south.  We were really excited to see the autumn colors in the Ozark mountains, espec...

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The Central Oregon Coast - Island Girl Walkabout

Our second stop in Oregon was in the town of Waldport, on the Central Oregon Coast. Best known for its beautiful bridge across Alsea Bay where the Alsea River meets the Pacific Ocean. McKinley’s Mar...

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Tips for Quartzsite Newbies - Island Girl Walkabout

When we arrived in Quartzsite (the “Q”), we really weren’t sure what to expect and went in search of information about basic services.  And we found the ladies at the Chamber of Commerce at 101 W Ma...

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Penobscot Bay - Island Girl Walkabout

We selected the town of Searsport as our jumping off point to visit the Penobscot Bay area.  And we had another great campsite right by the water.  In fact, this campground, Searsport Shores Camping...

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Noyo Harbor and Glass Beach - Island Girl Walkabout

Our drive from Yosemite National Park back to the coast was very interesting.   Lots of curves and steep grades at first, crossing the flat agricultural valley in the middle of the state, across San...

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