|Camp - WA - Bayview||No duration||Bayview State Park on Padilla Bay March 17 - 19, 2017
This is a very popular campout that many use to start their camping season.
Located just west of Burlington off I-5 on highway 20, it can also be accessed from Conway to the south with a nice drive thru the tulip fields.
Many friends from BC join the Washington campers.
Washington Residents age 62 and older can get a reduced cost senior off season pass for $75 - Good from Nov thru April. No service sites are free, serviced sites cost $10 - reservations cost $8 on line.
Sites 10 to 38 are set up in an open sunny circle surrounding a grassy field.
For the last 2 years we filled every available campsite and so have been allowed to park 2 vans per site, but to have room means we must reserve all available sites early!
This year the reservation site shows all 75 sites will be open and reservable for this weekend, but the back ones (40 to 75) are typically muddy, so please reserve sites 10 thru 38 NOW.
Campfires are OK so bring wood so we can all enjoy a roaring fire.
The Pot Luck is Saturday at 5PM. There is no good available covered area, so we build our own from patio canopies tied together. IT'S FUN !!!
Less than a mile to the north is Padilla Bay National Saltwater Estuary Reserve. To the south s a fine trail along the dike system on the water.
Dining can be found in Anacortes - where Gere a Deli is a favorite, or Bow/Edison for bakeries and other comfort food.
Note that the standard practice of the Wetwesties is that RSVP's are not expected, nor required.
We don't know who is showing up, head counts, etc. So this is your formal invitation. Please show up if you can and we'll find a place for you.
Reserve at https://washington.goingtocamp.com/ AND SAVE $$ or call 1-888-226-7688 and speak to an agent for a higher fee.
Host is Larry Pauls - email@example.com
|Camp - OR - McBee St. Pats (Alsea Falls)||No duration||It's the 6th annual St. Patty's day campout.
We are in Site 1 again this year, so that means a covered fire and gathering area. Thank you Bob-in-a-Kilt.
About the only thing we will need for certain is firewood, please bring as much as you can to contribute to the pile. Camping is free at McBee. There is no power or water.
If you are coming from I-5, take the Hwy 34 exit 228 west bound. Go 10 or so miles. When just east of Corvallis, take the Hwy-34 bypass on your left (second stoplight before you cross the bridges to Corvallis). Once on the bypass bridge, take the first "exit" to Hwy 99W. Go 13 or so miles to Alpine Rd. Turn right. Follow Alpine road which turns into South Fork Rd. (keep right). S. Fork road will turn into Fall Creek Access rd. Watch for the signs below about a mile after Alsea Falls campground. It is on your right, and is marked "private", so don't let that fool you. We usually put out an orange "traffic cone" at the turnoff.
These are generic instructions. So, make sure you know what campsite we are in from your email. We are in Site 1. You'll find Site 1 by just going straight after turning in. You'll cross two little bridges, and then see a LARGE shelter. Probably 1/8 mile from the road. That's it.
Keep in mind there is no cell coverage up there.
If you get lost, you are on your own. For you ham radio types, the Mary's Peak Repeater might be a good choice at 146.78-. And, Simplex at 146.52. I'll (Jon) be monitoring those freqs. And, FRS channel 5 will be monitored for you non-ham types. FRS 5 is the "default" GOVW/Wetwesties channel.
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