Riley Creek through Klipchuck

13: Riley Creek Campground -Army Corps of Engineers Campground, near Priest River ID: Site #3 (67 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 2,079’ elevation. August 20 - 23rd. Miles driven: 223.
4.5
Pros:
• Very clean campground.
• Site pads were level.
Cons:
• Some boat noise.

Landed again. This time at an Army Corps of Engineers Campground in Idaho. We started the morning knowing the general direction we were headed, but had no idea where would end up. Got really lucky as only three campsites were left out of the 67 total. First water & electric hookups in five weeks. What a luxury! Since leaving NM we have been dry camping (water nearby & running the generator) at Forest Service campgrounds. — Riley Creek Campground.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Laughing Dog Brewery, Sandpoint, ID Their new brewery building & tasting had just recently open. A very pleasant setting with good beers.
MickDuff's Brewing Company! Sandpoint, ID Two locations — A tasting room at their brewery & a brewpub downtown.



14: Bonaparte Lake Campground - Forest Service Campground - Okanogan National National Forest, near Tonasket, WA: Site #? (28 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • no dump station available • lake access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 3,600’ elevation. August 13th - 27th. Miles driven: 381.
4
Pros:
• Pretty Setting.
• Our campsite right on the lake was particularly nice.
Cons:
• No Dump station.

As the journey continues,we landed at Bonaparte Lake Campground in north central Washington on Friday.Got lucky once again and found a very nice site backing up to the lake. We were greeted by loons "yodeling" and a pair of bald eagles flying along the lake shore. Outstanding welcoming committee! This campground is a little jewel off the radar screen. No cell coverage, no internet... but it does has flush toilets. — Bonaparte Lake Campground.

Campsite at Bonaparte



15: Klipchuck Campground - Forest Service Campground - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, near Mazama. WA: Site #28 (46 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • dump not station available • creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 2,900’ elevation. August 27th - September 4th. Miles driven: 114.
4
Pros:
• Spacious sites.
• Conveniently located to lots of good hiking trails.
• Met a couple of RVers that have remained friends over the years.
Cons:
• No dump station.

Short drive day, only 114 miles. Not many miles, but the scenery has definitely changed. Getting to Klipchuck Campground, just east of Cascades National Park, early in the day had its advantage: we pretty much had our choice of campsites. — Klipchuck Campground, WA.

Boundry Sign for North Cascades

View of North Cascades National Park Looking towards North Cascades National Park from the south.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
The Mazama Store, Mazama, WA A fun place with a nice selection of goods. There's also a beer garden that serves food. Great people watching opportunities.
Old Schoolhose Brewery, Winthrop, WA An enjoyable place to have lunch & a few brewskis on their patio next to the river.

The Mazama Store The Mazama Store

Old Schoolhouse Brewing



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