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Old 03-07-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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Last minute Plan B, southwest trip suggestions pls

My family has a trip planned for next week along the central coast of California. The forecast is showing tons of rain. Maybe 5-6 days in our 8 day trip. I'm looking for a plan B in case the forecast is correct. I hope it changes but I want to be prepared if it doesn't.

I looked around the entire state and rain and/or snow is in the forecast anywhere west of the Sierras. On the east side, Death Valley is booked up at Furnace Creek.

I'm willing to go the opposite direction and head to Arizona or Nevada. I have very little knowledge of RV campgrounds outside California. I'm willing to dry camp in the right place.

My kids are 3 and 8 and so kid friendly locations are a must. I am currently injured so hiking will not be a big activity for this trip. Otherwise I might do Joshua Tree or the Mojave Preserve.

I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

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You could consider Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, AZ. You'd take I-40. There's a nice public park nearby, an Out of Africa park, Sedona (awesome scenery), Jerome is unique and I just checked the weather and no rain. Have a great trip wherever you land.

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Old 03-07-2016, 11:05 PM   #3
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Hmmm, we're from WA. We go where we plan and get our rain jackets out unless there are high winds/tornadoes forecast.
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Valley of Fire state park outside of Vegas, Lake Havasu in Az ( We like Cattail Cove SP but their are lots of options) Oatman is an interesting day trip. Tuscon has lots to do and see as well.

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into them today.

The forecast keeps changing so nothing is certain. Today is shows slightly less rain, but still raining 4-5 days. Maybe it will get better still. We shall see.
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