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Old 05-02-2017, 01:39 AM
Redsparow1 Redsparow1 is offline
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Default Eastern Washington/Idaho Camping

My wife and I bought a 2008 3023 in 2012 and explored as much of Colorado and Wyoming as our work schedules would allow. We sold it in 2014 after work moved us to Hawaii and we couldn't take it with us and didn't want to risk the potential damage of letting it sit unused for a few years. We are moving to the Spokane area and just bought a 2009 3023, so we can get started camping as soon as we get settled. I am looking for recommendations. We tend to prefer state parks and national parks over private campgrounds. We will sure miss Hawaii, but are looking forward to camping again. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:44 AM
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Join us in the popup ralley at iron creek check Facebook popup campers group page fore more info or popup portal we'd love to have you
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:24 PM
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Default Ft Spokane Washington

Since my little corner of the world seems to be a bit underrepresented on here I thought I would throw in a review or two as we discover more about the area.

What:
Ft Spokane is a National Park campground that is about 75 minutes outside of Spokane WA located on the banks of Lake Roosevelt.

Sites:
You can reserve the sites through Recreation.gov ($18 a night), they are primitive sites. The sites are spacious though and you don't feel like you are right on top of your neighbor.

Facilities:
There are plenty of spigots for water and there are restrooms with plumbing without the campground, no showers though. Access to the lake is plentiful, there are swimming areas, and launches for boats.

Local Area:
There isn't much around the area, there is a small Native American Casino (slots only) about a mile up the road from the campground. They have their own RV park and a small store that sells necessities and some basic RV parts. Ft Spokane is a historical old fort created to keep the peace between the native populations and the new settlers. They have a nice little museum and some cool interpretive programs on the weekend.

Cell Service:
I had roaming coverage with both AT&T and Sprint.

Overall: We had to be judicious with our water and waste, but it was made easier with the bathhouses. We had a great time on the lake, I plan to come back here again.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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Default Farragut State Park, Athol, ID

We got another trip in the other day, Fall is definitely falling but we had a good time. This is a huge park, but everyone wanted to enjoy the weather, so they were at capacity when we arrived. We were put in their overflow area, I was so glad we were self contained, even though it was a hassle to open up to fill the water, then close up, then re-open to setup.

What:
Farragut State park is about 90 minutes outside Spokane in Idaho, 20 minutes from Silverwood amusement park.

Sites:
You can reserve the sites through https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/farragut . There are a full range of sites from primitive to utilities (water and electricity) and they range in price as well. You also have to pay a $5 a day vehicle fee, unless you have an Idaho parks pass. There are some very private spots that can be a bit tight to get into (Snowberry) and a more park like campground (Waldron).

Facilities:
There are numerous bathrooms and a bathhouse, but this is only open during the warmer months. There are also 3 - 18 Hole disc golf courses and a 9 hole course for kids (this was a blast). There are 3 dump sites and freshwater available. Waldron also has playgrounds, swings, and plenty of paved spaces for bikes. The park even has an RC airplane field, but you have to have insurance. There is also a swim area and boat launch. The rangers station sells firewood, disc golf discs, souvenirs, and locale specialties.

Local Area:
The area is beautiful, it borders the largest lake in Idaho. It is so deep the Navy has a small detachment that conducts sonar testing. The small town of Bay View, ID is just a few minutes away and offers picturesque views and a few small eateries. To the South is Athol and Cour D'Alene, which offer just about anything you could want.

Cell Service:
I had roaming coverage with both AT&T and Sprint.

Overall: We had a great time here, but felt lucky to get in. During the Fall and Winter it is walk up only and in the summer I was never able to get reservations. This place is a real gem and I want to go back, a must if you are anywhere in the area.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:47 PM
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Great write ups. Thanks
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Sounds nice! Sure would like to get up there to see that country.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:41 AM
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Great details in your campground description, and this park sounds like a perfect place to stay on the way to visit our good friends in Bonners Ferry. Glad you found another TM to play with.

You won't have to pop open if you do one of the water filling modifications shown on the forum....there are several ways to do it, but it does save time, and one doesn't have to pop up to fill up! We didn't build a complicated bridge, as others have done, but simply rerouted the overflow. Works great, and we can fill both the holding tank and the hot water tank.
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