UPDATE and Disclaimer: 29 May 2018 – I decided to update the list of parks with a Link to the RV park (if possible), comments about our stay. The dates will correspond with posts in the main area of the blog. Please bear in mind, that you should always check with the campground yourself!!!! They could have changed owners, upgrade their property and sometimes make it impossible for our Big Rigs to enter, etc.
2012-only vacations this year
23 March FL Gateway RV, Jasper, FL – 1st Park we stayed in when we picked up our Rig from George & Diane Crowall. UPDATE (as of 29 May 2018) – Owner has been sentened to Mail & Wire Fraud and is in federal prison. Really too bad because this park was absolutely beautiful.
April ECRally, Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, TN
7-13 October HDT Rally, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS
2013-only vacations this year
16-20 January Tampa RV Supershow, FL State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
4 April Lee’s Country Campground, White Springs, FL – Another Beautiful Park – Permanently Closed.
6 April ECR-Deer Run, Crossville, TN
27-29 May Sunset King Lake, DeFuniak Springs, FL
30 May NS Pensacola, FL (military only) MWR campground.
2014- Raymond retired in April.
16 March Harvest Moon, Adairsville, GA
17 March Knoxville, TN
18 March-16 April Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, TN
16-19 April SKP Raccoon Valley, Heiskell, TN
20 April jellystoneraintreelake.com Scottsburg, IN
Repair/Upgrades in LaGrange IN & Elkhart, IN Paul & Kay Cross www.crossrv.com/Contact_Us.html
1-7 May Grand Haven RV, Grand Haven, MI Great place to stay, but be careful. Some inside sites among the trees are close enough to rows in front you cannot exit the site. We were here pre-season and the owner blocked the site in front of us, just so we could exit.
8-11 May koa.com/campgrounds/st-ignace/ St Ignace, MI
11-13 May Ogston’s RV Park, Saginaw, MN No Website, but this park was great.
14-15 May Grand Forks AFB, Minot, ND MWR/ Military only.
16 May Cottonwood Inn & Suites, Glasgow, MT www.cottonwoodinn.net/rv-park
17-24 May KOA St Marys, MT (East Glacier) koa.com/campgrounds/st-mary/
25 May-5 June Bow Rivers Edge, Cochrane, AB http://www.bowriversedge.com/
6 June Sagitawah, Whitecourt, AB – small park, so check before you drive into site. Also, there is a large river behind the park and the high powered speed boats were noisy. Didn’t last long and certainly not at night, so it was fine with us. http://www.sagitawahrv.com/
7-8 June Northern Lights, Dawson Creek, AB MILE “0” of Alaska Highway. Great campground. And, a Flying J 2 blocks away for that all important Diesel – before you head out across the wilderness to the Yukon and Beyond. http://www.nlrv.com/
9 June Triple G Hideaway, Fort Nelson, AB http://www.tripleghideaway.com/
10 June Nugget City, Fort Watson, YT – I would never stay here again! Owner lied about his park having WiFi and hookups…several emails between he and I and he never told the truth about his RV park, even though I asked. nuggetcity.com/baby-nugget-rv-park/
11-13 June Pioneer Park, Whitehorse, YT Little tight, but we fit and were able to keep the truck and RV inline. Their WiFi is 300mg/day…so pretty much useless if you needed to do bills or anything like that….BUT, the city of Whitehorse is FUN, FUN Exploring. We fuel up there at GOODY’s Truck Stop and he gives us Cash price and 5% off. No website, but this is Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Goodys-Gas-Convenience-Store-Laundromat/156196711059194 We ALWAYS fuel up here – heading North & South. www.pioneer-rv-park.com/default.htm
14-16 June Sourdough Campground, Tok, AK- Nice Park. Each site is lined with Pine Trees, so check your site before just driving to it. Owner suggested that to us…we walked the property and found a site we could get in. Still tight swinging in, but we fit fine. Lovely Park. Pancake Toss each evening for free Pancake Breakfast. www.sourdoughcampground.com
17 June-6 July Nugget, Anchorage, AK – Lots of long time residents and tight sights. But, very convenient to lots of places to see and shopping. goldennuggetcamperpark.com/
7 – 13 July Stoney Creek, Seward, AK
14 July-4 August Riverview RV, North Pole, AK
5-9 August Chicken Gold Camp & RV, Chicken, AK
10 August Destruction Bay Lodge & RV Park, Destruction Bay, YT – Diamond in the Rough! We will not return to AK without stopping here – Both Directions! Owner is wonderful. Full HookUps, beautiful views.
11 August Yukon Motel & RV Park, Teslin, YT
12 August Mountain Shadow, Iskut, BC
13-15 Aug Bear River RV, Stewart, BC/Hyder, AK
16 Aug Shady Rest RV Park, Houston, BC – Beautiful Park with lots of flowers & gardens and she sells Vege’s from her garden.
17 Aug Country RV, Lac Le Heche, BC Owner leaves the campground “Natural” – but utilities worked great so it was fine with us.
18-24 Aug Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, WA Great park, but thin sites and it stays packed so you have to book early. See Notes for Ferndale, WA 7-19 Sept 2017.
25-26 Aug Sun Lakes RV, Coulee City, WA
27 Aug Blue Lakes RV, Naples ID
28-29 Aug Columbia Falls RV Park Columbia Falls, MT – West Glacier
30-31 Aug KOA St Marys, MT
1 Sept Lincoln Road RV Park, Helena, MT
2-7 Sept KOA, West Yellowstone, MT
8 Sept KOA Montpelier, ID
9 Sept KOA, Rawlins, WY
10-23 Sept Mt Princeton RV, Buena Vista, CO
24 Sept-7 Oct Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO
8 Oct-12 Nov 2014 HDT Rally, Hutchinson Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS
12 Nov Little Sahara State Park, Waynoka, KS
13 Nov KOA Burkburnett/Wichita Falls, TX
14 Nov Bent Tree RV Park, Lampasas, TX
15 Nov-15 Mar Summit Resort (RCI), Canyon Lake, TX (site 38)
15-18 March SKP Park, Livingston, TX
19-22 March Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, TX
23 March Delta Ridge RV, Forrest City, AR
24 March KOA Hurricane Mills, TN
25 Mar-27Apr ECR, Deer Run, Crossville, TN
28 Apr-30 Nov Riverbreeze RV Campground, Marion, NC
30 Nov New Green Acres RV, Waltersboro, SC
1 Dec – 26 March ‘home sweet home’
27-31 March SunCoast Designers, Hudson, FL (defog & reseal 7 windows)
31 March home of Chris & April Sedlak, Lake Butler, FL
1-2 April Harvest Moon RV Park, Adairsville, GA
3 April- 15 May ECR (9-15 April), Deer Run RV Park, Crossville, TN
16-18 May repairs at Bob’s, Moores Hill, IN
20-21 May Lima South KOA, Wapakoneta, OH
22-25 May Toledo East/Stony Ridge KOA, Perrysburg, OH
26-30 May Roscommon, OH KOA
31 May – 6 June Sault Ste Marie, ONTARIO KOA
7 June Stillwater RV Park, Nipigon, ON
8-11 June Thunder Bay KOA, Thunder Bay, ON
12 June-6 July Oak Lake RV Park & Service Center, Kerrick, MN (Warranty AC Work) not recommended for Big Rigs.
7-10 July Hixton/Alma Center, KOA One of the most beautiful KOA’s; Flowers Everywhere!
11-18 July Madison KOA, DeForrest, WI
19 July LaSalle/Peru KOA, North Uthica, IL
20 July MorRyde (Boondock), Elkhart, IN
21-30 July Little Farm On The River RV Park, Rising Sun, IN Great Week with the Dixons!
31 July Terre Haute, IN KOA
1-8 August Double J Campground & RV Park, Chatham, IL (Springfield)
9-12 August KOA @ Camelot, Rock Island, IL
13 August Griff’s RV Park, Altoona, Iowa – WONDERFUL and Large Park
14 August On Your Way RV Park, Onawa, Iowa
15-18 August Sioux Falls KOA, SD
19-22 August KOA, Mitchell, SD
23-29 August Badlands/White River KOA, White River, SD
30 August-12 September Heartland RV Park (50% off Escapees Discount), Hermosa, SD
13 September Robidoux RV Park, Gebing, NE
14-27 September Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO
28 September KOA, Raton, NM
29 Sept-6 October 2016 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM (boondocking) GREAT Time!!!!!
7 October KOA, Tucumcari, NM
8 October Western Star RV Park, Liberal, KS (nice overnight park)
9-14 October National HDT Rally, Hutchinson, KS
15 October Western Star RV Park, Liberal, KS (Wasps flying everywhere this time)
16 October KOA, Tucumcari, NM
17-23 October American RV Park, Albuquerque, NM GREAT Week with Wagners, Whittens & Gells!
24 October Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, AZ
25-31 October Distant Drums RV Park, Camp Verde, AZ
1 November – 31 December North Ranch (SKP) RV Park, Congress, AZ
1 January – North Ranch (SKP) RV Park, Congress, AZ
3-8 April – Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, AZ
9-10 April – Page Lake Powell Campground, Page, AZ
11-17 April – Wilderness Ranch RV Park & Recreation Area, Hatch, UT
18-19 April – Thousand Lakes RV Park, Torrey, UT
20-24 April – Ballard RV Park, Thompson Springs, UT
25-29 April – KOA, Silt, CO
30 April – 11 May – Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora (Denver), CO
12 May – Lakeside RV Park, Glendo, WY
13 May – Peter D’s RV Park, Sheridan, WY
14 May – KOA, Livingston, MT
15-18 May – KOA, Missoula, MT
19-31 May – Rollins Restaurant & RV Park, Rollins, MT – Flathead Lake
1 June – Boondocking – Coy Hill/Columbia Lake Rest Area, British Columbia, Canada
2-6 June – Lake Louise (Trailer) Campground, Lake Louise, BC
7-11 June – KOA, Jasper/Hinton, BC
12 June – Northern Lights RV Park, Dawson Creek, Yukon
13 June – Sikanni River RV Park, Sikanni, Yukon
14 June – Boondocking – Muncho Lake, Yukon
15-17 June – Johnson’s Crossing RV Park, Johnson’s Crossing, Yukon
18-23 June – Caribou RV Park, Whitehorse, Yukon
24 June – Boondocking – 13 E of Tok, Alaska Tanana River Scenic Viewpoint
25-28 June – Bayview RV Park, Valdez, AK
29 June – Boondocking – Cabela’s, Anchorage, AK
30 June – 30 July Kasilof RV Park, Kasilof, AK
1-12 August – Portage Valley RV Park, Portage Valley, AK
13-19 August – Talkeetna Camper Park, Talkeetna, AK
20-25 August – Denali RV Park & Motel, Healy, AK
26-30 August – Tundra RV Park, Tok, AK
31Aug-1 September – Destruction Bay Lodge, Destruction Bay, Yukon
2 September – Pioneer Park RV, Whitehorse, Yukon
3 September – Downtown RV Park, Watson Lake, Yukon
4 September – Tatogga Lakes RV Park, Tatogga Lakes, BC
5 September – Shady Rest RV Park, Houston, BC
6 September – Boondocking – 108 Mile House Rest Area – across from 108 Mile Heritage Site
7-19 September – The Cedars RV Park, Ferndale, WA
20-28 September – Everygreen COHO SKP Park, Chimacum, WA (Port Townsend)
29 September- 2 October – Riverview RV Park, 33 Mora Road, Forks, WA
2-8 October – Lewis & Clark Golf & RV Park, Astoria, OR
9-11 October – Silver Cove RV Park, Silver Lake, WA
12 October – Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Burns, OR
13-17 October – Whiskey Flats RV Park, Hawthorne, NV
18-31 October – Lake Mead RV Village, Boulder City, NV
1 November – 26 February 2018 – North Ranch (SKP) RV Park, Congress, AZ
27 Feb – 1 March – Cochise Terrace RV Park, Benson, AZ
2-5 Mar – Van Horn RV Park, Van Horn, TX
6-8 Mar – Fredericksburg, TX KOA
9-12 Mar – Conroe, TX KOA
13-15 Mar – River View RV Park, Natchez, MS
16-19 Mar – Birmingham South RV Park, Birmingham, AL
20 Mar – 2 Apr – Deer Run RV Park, Crossville, TN
3-5 Apr – Wytheville, VA KOA
6-8 Apr – Harrisburg East RV Park, Harrisburg, PA
9-19 Apr – Normandy Farms RV Resort, Foxboro, MA THE BOSTON MARATHON -Raymond Finished!
20 Apr – Plattekill, NY KOA – even though they have 100′ sites, we were assigned one barely 65′ long…very tight getting out. Park is fine, but just be cautious.
21 Apr – 7 May – Elizabethtown/Hershey, PA KOA
8 – 21 May – Artillery Ridge Campground, Gettysburg, PA
21 May – Ft Chiswell RV Park, Ft Chiswell, VA – beautiful surrounding area!
22 May – 22 June – Tom Johnson Campground, Marion, NC
22 June – Creekfire Motor Ranch, Savannah, GA
23 June – 4 September – HOME!
4 September – A Stone’s Throw, Monticello, FL http://astonesthrowrvpark.com/
5 September – Yellowstone RV Park, Clanton, AL https://www.yellowhammerrv.com/
6 September – Tom Sawyer RV Park, West Memphis, TN http://tomsawyerrvpark.com/park-map/
7-10 September – Casino Queens RV Park, St Louis, MO http://www.casinoqueen.com/stlouis
11 September – ? KS West KOA, Lawrence, KS – https://koa.com/campgrounds/kansas-city-west/?utm_source=power-listings&utm_medium=yext-partner&utm_content=website-link&utm_campaign=Yext
12 September – ? Whistle Stop RV, Colby, KS or Wakenney KOA, Wakeeney, KS https://koa.com/campgrounds/wakeeney/
13 -26 Sept – Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO
27 Sept – 10 October – Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, CO
11-21 Oct – National HDT – Hutchinson, KS
22 Oct – visiting Chris/Anna Backer “The Dames Family” – Edmond OK – stayed at The Springs wedding venue a block from their home!
23 Oct – We were supposed to arrive – Matagorda Bay Nature & RV Park, Matagorda, TX for 3 weeks; but we stopped at Lake Somerville Marina & RV Park, TX. Discovered we had an RV Structural Failure. D&S Welding came to our rescue and got us put back together again. We arrived in Matagorda on 2 November. The Matagorda Bay Nature & RV Park adjusted our reservations so we could stay through 18 November.
19 November – Cabela’s, Buda, TX Breakfast with Trey & Susan and they did a weigh for us to check out our RV level, etc.
20 November – Back to D&S Welding in Brenham, TX; so we stayed at Lake Somerville Marina & RV Park again. Got all adjustments made and left there around 6pm.
21 November – KOA, Lake Conroe, TX
22 November – Thanksgiving Day! We have so much to be Thankful for! We left around 8am CST – with light traffic, no construction work zones, great weather we drove until 1AM Friday before stopping! I could have never predicted we’d do anything like that…but the conditions were “just right”.
23 November – Black Friday 2018. 5 hours sleep – woke up in Lowe’s parking lot to Black Friday crowds pulling in. We grabbed coffee and got on the road, thur Ocala and DeLand. Avoided all traffic jams at Outlet Malls by not getting on I-95 until New Smryna Beach (Route 44). We arrived home around 1030am! Perfect quick trip home! (especially since we try to travel less than 250 miles per travel day. LOL 1007 miles from Conroe TX to home!
23 September – 6 October Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO