Lewis and Clark slept here... almost.

Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
Trip End Oct 21, 2011

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Lewis and Clark RV Park

Flag of United States  , Washington
Monday, July 25, 2011

We had a pretty interesting drive today.  We left Chinook about ten or so and headed into Astoria to shop and gas-up Shorty.  We headed to Costco to do both.  Then we took off to find highway 14 in Washington. Rich had given us an idea of what to do on the way home.

After some confusion amid I-5, I-205 and several other roads in the area, we found WA Hwy 14 and set off.  This road winds along the Columbia, but on the north side.  It starts off a dandy, high-speed four lane road and gradually shrinks to a narrow two-lane version of itself. We stopped for lunch at about one o'clock in a truck parking lot somewhere.

It took some time and a few electronic gadgets to get us to the park, but it was a beautiful ride.  The campground is located near Beacon Rock, which protrudes a long ways up and out of the adjacent landscape.  

The campground itself is an old one.  There are about fifty full-time residents and another thirty or so overnight or short-stay spots.  At twenty dollars a night with water and electricity, it's a steal.

This road follows some of the Lewis and Clark Trail, but then, doesn't every road in the northwest?  The sign from the park tells it all...

Tomorrow we'll drive a short way to Bonneville Dam to view the fishies and then down the road to the Maryhill Winery for a visit.  Just might get some shots of grapes.  Thanks again for stopping by and spending some time with us.
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Dennis on

Sounds like a beautiful ride you took today. It's great that you are enjoying yourselves so much and this country of ours.

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