And the road goes on forever...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Plug For a True Gem

We shake our heads in amazement to have stumbled upon this park. We reserve our highest kudos for very few parks since we much prefer boondocking and the absolute privacy that affords. However, this park has several loops and sections, all greatly separated and spread out along the lake. Within each loop lies about 30 generously sized water and electric sites ($25) and some tent sites; each also having a separation of about 40 feet or more from others. Each section also has numerous immaculate bathhouses, picnic grounds, game areas (horseshoes, volleyball) and large grassy lawns and jungle gyms for children. Campsites are done in two styles, long backins or gracious loop pull-throughs, some as these pictures show nearly 125 feet long! Even the back-in sites are as long as 90 feet.

In addition, the park has a store/restaurant featuring their “world famous huckleberry pancake breakfast” of which we will partake on Friday, our anniversary. The boat launch has generous space and dock; there is a common area covered barbecue area complete with clean-up sink; and a well protected swim beach. There are even fish cleaning stations scattered throughout.

Tacoma Power has several parks and facilities on Riffle and Mayfield Lakes and all I can say is that if they are all done to this standard I can see why they are entirely reserved every weekend for the season. Anyone coming to Washington in an RV should not miss this opportunity; more information can be found at: With all the deciduous trees (love the sound of those quaking aspen and birch in the wind) Fall is probably spectacular here!