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Old 08-24-2016, 09:12 AM   #1
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Sumas RV Park after picking up Escape TT

Has anyone stayed at Sumas RV park after picking up their Escape? We were thinking of staying there the first 1 or 2 nights to do a shakedown.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Has anyone stayed at Sumas RV park after picking up their Escape? We were thinking of staying there the first 1 or 2 nights to do a shakedown.
Not a nice place. We have friends in Sumas that we visit a couple of times a year. I walk the dog in the morning over at the Sumas rodeo grounds that are across the creek. There seems to be quite a few semi-permanent residents that seem to live there full time. Plus you have a pretty active train track on the other side of the highway. I would go for the KOA in Lynden, much nicer. Scott

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There are plenty of scenic parks within an hour or two of the border. KOA Lynden is well thought of, as well as some of the Washington State Parks in the area.

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There are plenty of scenic parks within an hour or two of the border. KOA Lynden is well thought of, as well as some of the Washington State Parks in the area.

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Has anyone stayed at the KOA Lynden in the winter?

dec / Jan.

If yes - how is it?

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We stayed there Thanksgiving week and it was great. They are closed, but not really. You can make a reservation for winter months or just pull in and grab a spot. You leave your payment info on a slip and in a Dropbox. No staff except maintenance, bathrooms are closed but full utilities are on so no issue since you want to be using the trailer facilities to make sure there aren't any issues.
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I second the KOA in Lynden. Very nice place. Ask for a site with a concrete drive. We ended up on grass. Tracked a lot of wet grass in as we hauled supplies from our tug the first night. Enjoy!
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The KOA is where my base of operation will be located when picking up Prairie Schooner....
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I second the KOA in Lynden. Very nice place. Ask for a site with a concrete drive. We ended up on grass. Tracked a lot of wet grass in as we hauled supplies from our tug the first night. Enjoy!
Good advice huskersteffy, We had a grassy sight too and really enjoyed our remoteness and privacy, but it rained a little and we tracked a lot of grass clippings also.
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Or, if you would like to try boon docking, head east from Sumas on 547 then continue on 542 (Mt. Baker Highway) where there are several campgrounds to choose from. We enjoyed the Douglas Fir National Forest campground ["Miss August" from the 2016 Escape calendar was photographed here.]. We found a campsite on a Saturday evening (July 25, 2015) with no reservation, although they do accept reservations.

We found the woman at the Maple Falls Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center very helpful. She also recommended the Silver Lake County Park.
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The KOA is where my base of operation will be located when picking up Prairie Schooner....
What goes on during a base of operations?
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