Originally Posted by Island Claire
I am looking for suggestions. My daughter lives in the Okanagan and wants to go camping for Spring Break - late March early April. We have two weeks. We were thinking south of the border, (Spokane, Idaho area- straight south from Okanagan) not sure with the exchange rate if that is still possible.
What would be open at that time of year and what sort of weather can we expect? Most campgrounds do not open in BC until May 1. Will that be the same south of here?
We are on Vancouver Island, and have camped the Oregon/Washington Coast a couple of times. Could possibly do that again.
We have a Trillium
and a dog. We don't usually hook-up, but have found an electric heater is safer, esp. as we will need the trailer heated a bit if we leave the dog for any length of time.
:try Fidalgo Bay Campsite open year round so they say, we have only been there with the Winnebago Club nice sites clean, good showers, Native owned and run by them also, your a short walk from Anacortes, WA lots of nice stores to shop in, not to far from BC border also close to Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Seattle is only a 2 1/2 hour drive Bellingham even closer and a place we now like over Seattle and I5 is Everette, WA. Bellingham has a huge Costco across from Fred Myers just off I-5 at Bakerview Drive. I believe they have a big dog park there and in the town of Anacortes.
Might be possible to boondock south of the border as so many out of work living in RV's and cannot afford to pay rent so find places to park.
There is also the Cedars Campground with big spaces between each allotment lots of room for trailer and tow vehicle. This way your daughter does not have to drive a long ways. Remember our dollar to buy a US dollar costs about $1.35 so do the figures.
Personally what kind of camping do you want, you could go up through Summerland to the Old Summerland/Princeton road and work your way to Princeton and find a nice pull out and park for a few days and just relax, A good portion of the road about 32 KM's from end of pavement from Summerland is gravel then you hit pavement again into Princeton. If you take your time on the gravel then you will have no problems.