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Old 08-20-2013, 05:43 PM   #11
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Just to clarify by full facilities I mean. Flushing toilets and Showers. None o these sites have hookups.
If you want cell reception only Cultas lake will give you that and golden ears will give you some spotty service down near the lake

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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We stayed at Royalwood golf resort after getting work done early this month. Not as nice as Cottonwood, bot $12 less expensive with full hookups. It was OK for 3 days, but not worth 2 weeks unless you plan only to sleep there. If you are thinking of going south, there is a really nice KOA at Lynden--about 30 minutes from the factory. It has full services, a pool, showers and a small lake where I think they allow fishing. And there were no mosquitos or black flys. We spent 4 days there before we left for Yellowknife.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #13
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Sasquatch Provincial Park has two camp site areas. It is just to the east of Harrison Lake which is east of Chilliwack a short distance. I believe there may be a bit of gravel road into the area.

Heading the other direction, west, there is Porteau cove as someone mentioned between Vancouver and Squamish. Just past Squamish a few kms is Alice Lake Provincial park. Some sites there have electric hookups and the park has shower facilities. There is another private camp site south of Whislter on Highway 99 near Brandywine Falls called Whistler RV Park & Campground. I have not been in there but it is relatively new place. Whistler has a camp site called Riverside Resort.

Lots of great hiking and mountains in the Whistler area. Whistler would be about 200 km from Chilliwack.

A drive up the Fraser Canyon east of Chilliwack is a beautiful area. There is a provincial camp site in the canyon called Skihist. Can be hot and dry there in the summer.

Here is a link to the BC Provincial camp sites.

Visiting Parks - BC Parks - Province of British Columbia

There are a lot of very nice places within a relatively short drive from Chilliwack.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Ruthe View Post
Baglo, when we camp we like to be in beautiful places where there are good hikes and hopefully somewhere to swim (although I know the lakes are pretty cold there). I don't think we'll be wanting to go down too many dirt roads right at the beginning. Doesn't matter if there are hookups.

On our maiden voyage we went to Bay View State Park, which is about 1 1/2 hours south of Vancouver BC near Mount Vernon WA. This might be a good spot for you too:
  1. It is not too far from the Escape factory although we had no problems that required a trip back
  2. There are lots of things to see in the area: Whidbey Island, Anacortes, Port Townsend -- one of our favourite places to visit
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  3. There is good shopping nearby in Mount Vernon and Burlington, including a large Walmart that carries RV gear and a Camping World
  4. There are nice camping spots: we prefer the ones in front that have a view of the bay -- try to reserve site #2, #3 or #4
  5. There are several interesting hikes from the campground

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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Thanks Brian -- it sounds like another good place for us -- particularly since we have family in Washington State.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #16
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We just got our 19 on August 13 th. our plan was to go back into Canada and stay at cottonwood meadows. Reace brought the trailer across the border around 1130. At that point there was a couple hour wait to get back into Canada. We decided to go down the road and found an rv park with a pull thru ( no backing skills and my first real tow) about 30 minutes away.

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #17
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Camperland is about 15 min. east of the factory on hwy 1. Very nice, upscale, and crazy expensive -- like $55 a night. But in my case, worth if for the swimming pool and jacuzzi. Worked wonders on the sore back and butt.

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #18
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Any ideas on campsites head back east through
Washington State about 4- 5 ours out of Chilliwack ?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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Any ideas on campsites head back east through
Washington State about 4- 5 ours out of Chilliwack ?
If you are headed back on highway 20, which is the most scenic path across the state, I recommend staying at the Newhalem Campground in the North Cascades National Park. The C loop is reservable, which is only necessary if you will be there on the weekends.

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Old 11-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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Colonial creek campground on Diablo Lake on hwy 20. It is about 3 hrs from Chilliwack and has 129 sites.

It has restrooms with flush toilets, water available, but no hookups. There are a number of other sites in that North Cascades area.

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