Our Summer 2015 trip included stops in the Smokys, Custer, SD, Cody, WY, Salmon, ID, and Riggins, ID. I'll start the trip report with info about where we stayed.
Smokys - Tuckaseegee RV Resort: Tuckaseegee RV Resort | Come enjoy our own little corner of the Smoky Mountains
This is our regular stop in the Smokys. The people here as so friendly...
We stayed in the Smokys for a few days then started west. First stop was near Carbondale, IL at Crab Orchard CG - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crab-...21037234574384
This is a state owned and operated CG on a lake. It was cheap and convenient. They don't do reservations, so you might have trouble getting a spot on the weekends. We were meeting friends here, and my bud put down the tent in the picture to save my camping spot.
Next stop was Missouri, west of St Louis. We stayed at Lazy Day CG - Home - Lazy Day Campground Danville Missouri
This is a great CG in the Missouri woods, not too far from Montgomery, MO. The couple running this place were hard working and well organized. I would definitely stop here again.
We had one of our best meals of the trip in Montgomery at this place:
Our next stop was near Topeka, KS at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort - Resort, Casino, Dining, Golf, Slots, Mayetta, Topeka, Kansas City
My wife loves the casino here (she normally wins something) and the RV park is well maintained and seldom crowded. We usually get spot 47 - right by the bath house.
From the casino, we traveled to Ogallala, NE and the Country View CG - Country View Campground
We got here early enough in the afternoon to tour Ogallala and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this location. I first heard of Ogallala in the "Lonesome Dove" movie. My wife was excited to get a Lonesome Dove t-shirt.
Our dash across the country slowed with a 12 day stay in Custer, SD at Fort Welikit - Black Hills Campground
. Honestly, I didn't like it that much. The location was good, the facilities were good, the camp host were great, but the parking was tight. Some of my feelings might be because I cracked the fender on my truck when parking my trailer.
Could have been worse. I might have hit that tree with my trailer.
From Custer, we moved to Cody, WY. and the Absaroka Bay RV park - http://www.cody-wy.com/
"The Bay, as locals called it, is an OK place to park and do touristy things. The lots are small - it's just a place to park. The camp hosts are great. The location was perfect for us. We stayed for a week.
We left Cody heading for Salmon, ID. We ran out of steam on the road and stopped at Big Timber/Grey Cliff KOA in Big Timber, MT. - Big Timber/Grey Cliff KOA | Camping in Montana | KOA Campgrounds
The CG was a very pleasant place to spend the night or even a week. They even had a Lazy River. somehow I din't get a picture of the campground, but I took one of downtown Big timber, MT.
The next day we continued our trip to Heald Haven CG near Salmon, ID - Healds Haven RV and Campground
I prefer the "Mom & Pop" campgrounds and Heald Haven is one of the best we have stayed at. It is 11 miles south of Salmon, just off Highway 93, alongside the Salmon River. We loved our 2 week stay here.
From Salmon, we continued west for a 4 day stay near Riggins, ID at Canyon Pines RV Resort - Canyon Pines RV - Idaho's Premiere RV Destination
This is another great place to stay.
I 'll share some of the things we did at our stops in upcoming post. I might even post something about the trip home. It seemed sooo long.