If I had to choose my favorite time of year to camp at Diamond Lake I guess it would have to be Winter.
For many years my family rented a cabin a year in advance and we stayed there from December 23- January 2 with a very large group of our friends.
It was totally luxurious!
You can also rent a hotel room there.
Going down the inner tube slide was a blast, also hanging out in the lodge getting warmed by the fire.
They also have a huge market on site - almost like a mini Department store. You can buy warm clothing and other supplies there.
Fishing is kind of a big deal at Diamond also- which we did as a family.
I remember riding a snow mobile to this Pizza Chalet and getting hot pizza in the middle of nowhere!!
Such a cool place. Definitely going there this winter to play in the snow ❄️ ⛄️
I better reserve now !!!!
I’ve camped at Salem RV Park twice now and love it!
Stayed in a tent site w electricity and hooked up my little lights for ambience.
Once I ordered Uber eats and they delivered a burger from RAM Restaurant!
Their bathrooms are clean and they have a little market at check-in for the essentials.
It’s also a few steps away from Home Depot- in case you forgot supplies!
There are RV sites as well.
I believe I paid only $25 night.
I really like this place. It felt like home away from home.
Last September a few friends and I camped at Valley of the Rogue State Park. I rented a huge yurt w electricity, and they each had travel trailers. Other friends of ours trickled in over the weekend as well sat around the campfire and cooked delicious meals.
The bathrooms were clean and roomy and super close to our sites. They also had a really large picnic table and plenty of parking. The check in kiosk was simple and friendly.
And it’s right on the Rogue River- so bring your kayaks!!
Last summer I rented a yurt at Premier RV Resorts, Salem OR, and I can’t wait to stay there again!
Registration was quick and easy. Plenty of parking. An amazing gift shop and small store. The bathrooms were SPOTLESS and keyless/ code entry, and it was almost like they were our private bathrooms.
We had a darling porch with bbq and picnic table, Keurig coffee maker, 2 bedrooms, dining table and living room too! Cable tv as well.
What an amazing place!!
I will always remember with great fondness this darling campsite in Santa Fe, NM
I was moving from Sedona and was on my way to relocate to Boulder to attend UC Boulder.
I took a slight detour into Santa Fe to visit an old friend and the minute I pulled into Santa Fe ( with all my furniture hanging off my Jeep Cherokee) someone yelled, “ Welcome to Santa Fe!!
I thought what a friendly town this is! So I parked my Jeep in a 1 hour spot and fell in love instantly with Santa Fe.
I walked into a super nice restaurant and got hired!
So then I thought ok, now what??? Where am I going to live?
I went to Walmart and bought a tent and a bottle of wine and went straight to Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground- which became my new home for about 2 weeks- until I found a sweet apartment.
I remember ironing my uniform in the bathroom, and the amazing smell of Piñon and Junioer 🌲
I’d love to go back for another visit.
Such a beautiful and sweet spot to stay
I couldn’t go out of town one July, so instead I booked 2 nights @ Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, OR.
Packed all my gear, and a couple of lobsters and wine and had an amazing stay.
I got to soak in the mineral pools and enjoy the saunas.
They have a little gifts shop at the reservation counter, and also an array of healthy snacks and hot coffee and Chai (yay!)
When I was there they had delicious homemade Indian food in their cafeteria (yumm)
If you soak before 9 pm, guests are required to wear clothing.
Very sweet and serene little spot to camp and soak- and only $25 night!
Can’t wait until they reopen after pandemic…
We loved camping at Mazama Village Camground @ Crater Lake so much that our group went back the following week!
Must meet Joe- at Reservations Desk! He should have his own reality show 😁 Joe goes out of his way to accommodate your needs, and so does the General Manager (I forget her name).
There’s a wonderful store at the campground where you can purchase gas, ice, beer, camp supplies, clothing/ gifts and even Hagen daz ice cream!
No need to wait in line to see your campsite assignment- as it is posted at 10am on the bulletin board outside.
There are also several clean restrooms that are well tended to and you rarely see other campers in them.
Plenty of delicious drinking water spigots as well within a few steps of your campsite.
RV sites are about $50 night, some have electrical.
Tent sites are about $25 night, and price goes up a bit depending on size of party.
They also have a roomy bear box in each camp to keep your food safe.
Plenty of trees to hang your hammock too.
LOTS of trails to explore, and the Rim is a short drive to take in the breathtaking views of Crater Lake.
Such a wonderful getaway. Can’t wait to return!