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RE: Long route travel plans

I'm a planner, and I don't like having to "make do" in a case when no CGs would be available. In the fall, that's a special consideration on the route you're thinking of, since many CGs that far north will have closed by October, certainly by the end of October. Anyway, given those 2 points, I would be starting to plan - especially pinning down the general route - about now, a year or so ahead, and looking to making reservations in places like national & state parks, other popular tourist areas, and on weekends, between 6 and 8 months ahead (many state parks allow that much advance time for reservations, and usually fill up pretty much right away - especially these days, with RVing so popular.) That's just how I'd handle it. (Since you asked. :) )
kknowlton 10/03/21 09:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Idaho & Montana Trip

Idaho's Sawtooth Mts are well worth the stop, as is Craters of the Moon Nat'l Monument, if you haven't been there. (That's more south-central Idaho, but perhaps could be on your route.) The McCall area of Idaho is gorgeous! Camping in/near the Sawtooths is pretty much no-hookup; we've looked at a couple of CGs in/near Stanley with hookups and were not impressed. However, there's a dandy little RV park with water & electric hookups in between Stanley & Challis, called Torrey's. It's on the Salmon River in a canyon (little to no phone service or wifi). Beautiful spot and a good base camp for a few days from which to visit both Stanley & Challis, plus some old gold mining ghost towns and the gold dredge. With no big trees, this CG would fit your rig well. Only about a dozen sites, so reservations advised. We haven't seen the private CGs in McCall, but if you can snag a site in the RV section of Ponderosa State Park, it's WELL worth visiting. Beautiful wooded CG on a lake, and the RV sites are all FHU, I believe, and just as pretty as the "regular" ones. It's extremely popular, so reservations well in advance are essential.
kknowlton 10/03/21 09:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you do this in the US?

I've seen it for weekend stays, but not so much in recent years. Could be we are staying in the wrong places for this - it's more prevalent in state parks and destination campgrounds, not so much in RV parks dominated by pullthrough sites and large RVs.
kknowlton 09/24/21 08:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best route from Salt Lake City to Jackson, WY

24mileboy wrote: I-15 to Idaho falls, then hwy 26 to swan valley, past Palisades res to Alpine, then Alpine to Jackson! Mostly flat and good roads! Not sure if there is any construction going on, probably! This is a fast, good route. Good route and scores some scenic points too; 26 through Swan Valley and the Alpine-Jackson routes especially are beautiful!
kknowlton 09/03/21 10:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Idaho fires

Air quality varies from day to day; with the prevailing winds, we get a lot of smoke from fires in the Pacific coast states, as well as a bit from our own. Other than a big one in the wilderness area of central Idaho, we don't have as many/big fires as last year, I believe. Another month, still under drought conditions, though - who knows what it will be like? You're welcome to come - but there are no guarantees of clean air or open roads.
kknowlton 08/09/21 10:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cody to Billings Help!

take 120 north to Bridger and then 310 on up to Billings. We have done that several times. No problems. Ditto. Have taken this route several times. Nice drive, no steep hills.
kknowlton 07/09/21 10:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mammoth campground Yellowstone

It was a very recent change, so it's not a big surprise that you didn't know about it earlier. Sounds like they intend for it to be a permanent change - but of course, it never hurts to check periodically!
kknowlton 07/09/21 10:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ID-34 from McCammon to Alpine

34 has some narrow, winding areas (it's not a big road) but you should still be ok, just take it easy. It's probably no faster a route than taking US 89 north from Montpelier ID, even though the latter goes over a higher pass. It's a bigger road & a nice, scenic drive either way. I'd give the edge to 89, though. We've towed a 34' TT over the 89 route with no issues.
kknowlton 07/05/21 09:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: rv parks

You'll have a dandy pass to go over on the MT-ID line heading south toward Salmon & Challis. Take it easy. there's a nice rest area at the top (7000+ feet), lots of switchbacks southbound on the Idaho side. Pretty scenery! We weren't too impressed with campgrounds in/around Salmon. Haven't camped in Challis yet, though the golf course gets good reviews. Depending on which way you go to Sun Valley, there's a nice, small one between Challis & Salmon, Torrey's Resort. Beautiful spot - we loved it. Or Arco has a nice KOA, well off the road so pretty quiet.
kknowlton 06/06/21 10:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Montana

The state parks near/on Seeley Lake, not far south of the West Glacier area, are really nice. Bannack SP, sw MT about 20 miles west of Dillon, is a neat visit - an old mining town/ghost town but only finally abandoned in the 1960s so it's in better shape than many. They have a CG (state park), no hookups, but sites seemed rather small. We have a 28' and I'm not sure we'd have fit in there. (We camped at a private CG we like in Dillon: Countryside. Totally open, no shade, but nice view and pretty quiet.)
kknowlton 05/30/21 07:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rhode Island trip

We've been to both Fishermen's Memorial & Mystic KOA, both decent camping spots (preference to FMSP, though). Ditto on the suggestions to visit Mystic Seaport & the Submarine Museum! I don't know if he's still a working judge, but if you get a chance to attend a court session in Providence where Judge Frank Caprio is presiding, do it. (Visitors are apparently allowed - or at least were before Covid.) He is remarkable, so much so that a TV show was made of segments of his court sessions. We've enjoyed the show.
kknowlton 05/30/21 07:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rochelle, IL

Lowden State Park is also nearby. Electric hookups at some sites. Reservations a must in state parks, especially on weekends.
kknowlton 05/18/21 10:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rv Park with Pine trees

There's a beautiful pine-woods section in one of the 5 campgrounds in Peninsula SP, Wisconsin - should you ever head that way. A second on Ponderosa SP in Idaho!! Love that place! The RV section has big sites and full hookups (amazing for a state park) and the "feel" of pine trees throughout. NFS campgrounds in Island Park, Idaho (Buffalo, Upper Coffee Pot, etc.) - some with electric hookups, some without. Not pines, but Seeley Lake, Montana has some beautiful wooded sites, as do some of the campgrounds just west of Glacier NP. Collier Memorial State Park in Chiloquin, OR has some lovely wooded sites. Not far from Crater Lake - a bonus. Colter Bay RV Park, Grand Tetons - spectacular! (And hookups, to boot!) Agreed also on the (far) northern California redwoods area.
kknowlton 05/16/21 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CA Redwoods Area for a 42' FW

Crescent City KOA is really nice. It has its own little section of VERY big trees. (Big rigs won't fit in that section, but you can walk thru it.)
kknowlton 05/11/21 09:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jesse has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

I'm so sorry. :( Those are really hard goodbyes. Make sure to give lots of extra love to the other dog (?) That may help all of you adjust.
kknowlton 10/30/20 02:36pm RV Pet Stop
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