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Old 04-08-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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Nicest campgrounds near I-84 between Pendleton and Salt Lake

Has anyone stayed at any particularly quiet and attractive CGs near I-84 between the Washington border and Salt Lake City? We like the Oregon State campgrounds a lot, but a good private ones would also do.

Also, is there a campground near Salt Lake City that's situated well for exploring the city, possibly using public transit instead of taking our tow vehicle downtown.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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This is a nice little campground close to the Idaho/Oregon border just off I-84 we often overnight at when traveling. You can camp practically next to the river:

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Old 04-08-2015, 07:29 PM   #3
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I've stayed at the KOA in Salt Lake City. Nice KOA with a light rail line right next to it that will take you into downtown. They also have a walking trail behind the park.
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Do not stay here, or Utah Lake State Park near Provo. When you check it on Google, you'll find you are exactly at the end of an airport runway, and the flights don't stop in/out until around midnight. Airliners about 700 ft over your head..............we found out the hard way.

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We stayed at a KOA in Lava/Hot Springs, ID, real cute, with a stream on one side and main line railroad across the street. You can go in town for the hot springs. Right off I15 noway to Idaho Falls, where Andersen hitches are made. I stopped an swapped out the wrong sized brackets for smaller ones. Then head west thru Craters of the Moon NP ti I84 north towards Pendleton. Stopped in Baker City at the city park and picked up some Chinese lunch, real nice place. We were headed towards Osoyoos.
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I have stayed at Farewell Bend that Charlie mentioned above. It is convenient to the interstate but there are no services at that exit. It is an easy location to park for the night, lots of pull through sites with a self registration system. The campground has some shade, large cottonwoods if I recollect. The bathrooms were nice, as seems to be common with all Oregon Parks. We walked the campground in the evening to stretch our legs and I found it very peaceful. Ground squirrels were common as were fisherman.
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Rock Creek Park near Twin Falls, ID. Stayed there this past Monday night. A little tricky to find but well worth the effort. It's quiet and scenic. Rock Creek runs right through the middle of the park. Power and water hookup but no sewer and no dump station - so be prepared.
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Thanks for those great suggestions, everyone. We have a plan.
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I second the recommendation for Rock Creek Park. Another decent one is Heyburn Riverside RV Park, operated by the city of Heyburn ID. Large pull throughs, level sites, full hookups and very cheap.
New modern restrooms and showers. Nice lady that manages the park lives in a 5th wheel in site number one. Not a long term park but definitely a nice stop over.
There is a pavilion, gazebo and a walking path along the Snake River as well.
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