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Old 11-30-2015, 02:11 AM   #11
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South to Arizona.............

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We r leaving tomorrow for same areas. I guess its too early for u. Maybe see u down there. Have a good trip.

where r some of those good areas u speak of.

ken and diana
Hello Diana and Ken.

We can't leave just yet ! I can give you some info email me at summerlandokanagan@gmail.com and I will get back to you asap.

Have a safe trip.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:21 PM   #12
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We are leaving Dec 23.

Booked at lost Dutchman and Catalina until the 1st because we'll have our son and grandson in a tent with us. then... Seat of the pants and parking lots of the church I'm preaching at each weekend. Adventure!

(So... What are those "excellent camping spots" you mention? LOL)

We'll keep our eyes peeled for other Escapees --- would love to put faces to forum posts.

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Old 11-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #13
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While I'm a long way from an expert on the AZ/CA area, I did find the La Paz County Park just north of Parker, AZ an inexpensive location. Water & Electric with a $10.00 pump out service. By the day, week, or month (by the month requires paying for electricity). Bathrooms with hot showers throughout the park & a bar next door with lunch & dinner specials that are pretty good. The bar floats on the Colorado River & some of the sites are on the river as well.

If you purchase an LTVA pass ($180.00 for September through April or $40.00 for 2 weeks & renewable as often as you need) you can stay at a number of campgrounds throughout the southern AZ/CA areas. Some have dump stations, water fill stations & most have dumpsters for trash. Info about the LTVA. My favorite LTVA is the Imperial Dam area just across the Colorado River in California. Nothing near by; Yuma is 30 miles southwest.
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How far out do you folks make reservations for these places? I saw that Dutchman and the other state parks have 12 month reservation windows. Are they like some of the national parks where you need to be on the pc trying to make reservation as soon as they come available for such? Shooting for Jan/Feb 2017.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:14 PM   #15
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Going south............

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We are also leaving tomorrow. Going down south, Oregon coast,California, Arizona and maybe more states
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Send us an email so we may be able to meet !! Check the threads here for our email address !
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #16
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Lost Dutchman..........

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How far out do you folks make reservations for these places? I saw that Dutchman and the other state parks have 12 month reservation windows. Are they like some of the national parks where you need to be on the pc trying to make reservation as soon as they come available for such? Shooting for Jan/Feb 2017.
One could make reservations for Lost Dutchman but we managed to get in what they call the overflow area which turn out to be much nicer that the actually camp areas !!!! We also don't like to make reservations as we never know when and where we'll be .

Travel safe.

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:20 PM   #17
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We are living for sure tomorrow. No reservation. We will be spending sometimes in Oregon, like Coos Bay.
The Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Diego and then Arizona. Anna likes painting so we might stay at some spot if she feel like painting the landscape
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How far out do you folks make reservations for these places? I saw that Dutchman and the other state parks have 12 month reservation windows. Are they like some of the national parks where you need to be on the pc trying to make reservation as soon as they come available for such? Shooting for Jan/Feb 2017.
Hi Bob,
I made the reservations for Dutchman and Catalina two weeks ago for the week between Dec 27 and Jan 1. There were LOTS of spaces two months ago. And very few two weeks ago. So it seems that those two (which are very popular) fill up (for the holiday week anyway) a little more than one month ahead.

One data point anyway!
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Thanks for the LTVA tips!

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Hi Bob,
I made the reservations for Dutchman and Catalina two weeks ago for the week between Dec 27 and Jan 1. There were LOTS of spaces two months ago. And very few two weeks ago. So it seems that those two (which are very popular) fill up (for the holiday week anyway) a little more than one month ahead.

One data point anyway!
Amy
Thanks, at least you didn't have to do it 11 months ago.
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