June 29, 2018. We leave Moses Lake after our morning routine is taken care of; The boys are fed, I’ve had coffee, and The Chiweenie Brothers get another romp in the dog park.
As the sun climbs higher and the day gets warmer, we take Hwy 17 south scouting for places to call home for the night. Sometimes that has worked out better than planning too far ahead or travelling too far in one day to reach a certain point. . . sometimes it doesn’t. Today it works out.
Seeing a sign for a Bureau of Reclamation reservoir called Scooteney, I make a right turn into the area and we drive down to the lake to check things out. Nice campground! A bit higher than we would pay in a national forest camp, but the heat has been building and I am already hating it. Just looking at the large shade trees and that blue, cool water makes me feel better.
I find a spot to my liking–site number 18–that has a good shrubbery fence that will at least keep the ice chest side of the van shaded. Even block ice isn’t lasting long in this heat. There is also enough privacy to allow me to keep the side doors (with lace curtains drawn) open and the back doors cracked open letting in enough air to keep it a bit cooler
in the green beast than it otherwise would be.
The boys are beyond excited to check out our new digs. I leash them up, and in their eagerness to check things out I am practically dragged along on the way to the pay station. WHOA! Settle down you little hooligans! I pay half (it’s that senior thing again!) at $7.50. Getting a little wild with my money 🙂 Checkout time isn’t until 2:00 p.m. Unusual, but nice! We can lollygag all we want tomorrow morning.
It’s a busy campground, but not an inconsiderate bunch in the lot.
Thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel. Hugs, Shawna
Water: Yes Garbage: Yes
Bathrooms: Yes Electricity: No
Tables: Yes Shower: No
Fire Pit: Yes, with grate BBQ: No
# of Sites: 20+ Fee: $15, $7.50 with senior discount
Other: Lots of lush green grass, huge shade trees in the expansive picnic area, a boat launch, observation decks in several places overlooking the lake. Paved road, paved parking at each site, tent pads, water spigots strategically placed between campsites as well as garbage cans.