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#1 OFFLINE   tate

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:05 PM

With the price of fuel getting so high I would like to start a area of one tank camping. I know that this all depends on where you live. We are in Marysville WA north of Seattle and here are a couple of links to campgrounds that we really enjoy and keep the cost down. Hope that others will do the same adding to mine or listing campgrounds in your area that you can do on a tank of fuel.

Howard Miller Steelhead park and campground

Washington Park

Skagit Parks

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:54 AM

Now this is a good idea.

Also what the rates might be.........

The elaho Valley, just past Squamish.
No charge..dry camping

20 Mile Bay.....A pennisula surrounded by the lake
About 50 sites
Very nice when the teen age crowds are not there.

Up the Harrison West main road.
Road is gravel and some wash board.
Watch out for logging trucks.
Ten dollars per day
No hooks ups
Public toilets and picnic tables

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:17 AM

We are in Chiloquin, OR 20 miles north of Klamath Falls.

Crater Lake- sightseeing

Mt. Shasta, CA- snow skiing, water skiing, fishing

Diamond Lake- cross country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing

Lake of the Woods- fishing, water skiing

Newberry Crater- sightseeing

Klamath Lake/ Agency Lake (where I live :fing32: )- fishing, duck and goose hunting


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:05 PM

In Coos County, Oregon, you can go to the Elliot State Forest. There are no facilities there, in fact it's likely that you can go up there for a weekend and only see one or two people the whole weekend. Also you can go to the Siskyu National Forest and it's the same way. Stop at the Ranger Station on Bunker Hill and get a map. It's REAL easy to get lost up there. Your cell phone will not work up there either. All those old logging roads are numbered though.

Also, from Covelo, Calif, (Northern California off US 101) you can go camping in the Yolo Bolo Wilderness Area. Same thing about not seeing many people. There's good steel head fishing but be careful. It's not allowed. If you wet a line there will suddenly be a game warden there. I don't know how there do that, but I've heard lots of tales about being caught. Thankfully, I've never fished or have seen a game warden. Stop at the Range Station in Covelo and get a map.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:21 AM

There are a few places near me I like to go for short weekend trips. (Maybe a tank and a half!)

White Sands NM (No TC's overnight but a state park nearby) http://www.emnrd.sta...D/oliverlee.htm

The Bisti Badlands are pretty cool. Unimproved BLM. http://www.desertusa...ries/bisti.html

El Malpais NM. http://www.nps.gov/a...e/elma/home.htm
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:22 PM

We are in Central Texas out side the suburbs of Austin. Since there is little to no public lands in Texas, we have to drive 8-12 hrs in any given direction to get to "good camping". Other than the Big Bend area, the mountains of New Mexico are the next closest. Either way it's going to cost us $$$ now. :fing32:

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:03 PM

My answer for a one tank weekend, (diesel... or gas I guess now) is "Depends". If Ma helps me line up the camper, we'll prob stay in the backyard. If I do it myself, might make it 100 miles round trip.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:02 PM

Within one tank of Salem/Portland.

Gasoline:
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~1-Tank~
Silver Creek Falls SP
Ainsworth SP (Just off the History Columbia River Hwy)


~2-Tank~
Odell Lake
Nehalem Bay SP
See Diesel

Diesel:
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See Gasoline 1 Tankers
Fort Stevens SP
Odell Lake
Nahalem Bay SP
Cape Lookout SP


There's probably some more, just would have to get out my maps to be able to get them all.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

I just managed to go to Yosemite from San Jose, camp in the valley, plus drive to Glacier Point on the way home, on a wee tad less than a full tank in my Ford.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

Nice lake 20 miles from here (Cultus). A zoo on weekends, but we are retired. Going to try 1st come sites on Sunday afternoons, when people are pulling out. My favorite forestry site, also close, got buried in a landslide this winter.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:55 PM

Paul you seriously gotta quit calling campsites your favorite. This is what, the second one that's been destroyed?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:13 PM

For the first time, other than camping at South Padre Island, we will be camping here in Central Texas. We are going to spend the Labor Day holiday at Bastrop state park which is within range of one tank of fuel for the truck. Even though the heat is going to be high, probably over 100F, fuel prices are dictating our staying close to home. It usually takes three tanks of fuel just to get to the state line (north) from where we live.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:18 PM

Mike

It usally takes three tanks of fuel just to get to the state line (north) from where we live.

Kind of looks like you need to move to a smaller state :thumbs_down:
Have a great weekend :thumbs_down:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:47 PM

Mike

Kind of looks like you need to move to a smaller state :thumbs_down:
Have a great weekend :thumbs_down:

True that!
We are considering a move to Colorado or Oregon in the next few years.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:18 PM

Midwest area anybody got any favorite spots ? Mary & I still have the boat races coming up . Hope to see some of you . Mary & Bill

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:40 AM

Mike:

You'll probably find the politics in Oregon to your liking. Many 1 tank oportunities here too.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:14 PM

To the coast & back about 3/4 of a tank. To the mountains & high lakes a tank full will due. To the high desert & back a tank & a 1/4. Yup I love where we live. :thumbs_down:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:14 PM

Oregon :thumbs_down:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

I'm in Victoria BC, so we have all of Vancouver Island available on one tank of fuel - one way at least, but I have to have $300 in my jeans to cover ferry costs (there and back) before we can venture onto the mainland if i take my boat................only $200 w/o it.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:24 PM

Awe geeze, y'all are killing me here....I wanna go play in the mountains too. Seriously we were going to attend the get together up there in BC and visit Oregon and Washington along the way, but just couldn't afford it. Maybe next year!
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