Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fairchild AFB Famcamp, Spokane WA

Stay Date:  April 2013
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
Fairchild Famcamp1This is one of the better military campgrounds; nothing fancy, just long level pull-thrus, good hookups, good free Wi-Fi, all in a quiet setting. This time of year there's no host and only half of the Famcamp is open, and although it's the side with the trees, satellite reception is still good since they're mostly bare. Good Verizon cell and data, solid hookups. Fairchild Famcamp2Base aircraft fly infrequently, and even at night they're relatively quiet. Not much close to the base, but a five-mile drive takes you to a Wal-Mart and a large casino. Nice commissary, walking trails, and BX complex. Worth the moderate trip off the interstate.  Very reasonable at $17/day, $100 Week.  Fairchild AFB Famcamp

Yakama Nation RV Park, Toppenish WA

Stay Date: April 2013
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Yakama RV Park2During this time of year the park is almost empty; we had a large back-in corner site with a large grass and treed area and virtually no neighbors. The office staff was very professional and helpful during our stay, and all the amenities worked well, including the free Wi-Fi. No cable at our site, but clear shot to satellite, and Verizon cell and data worked well. Yakama RV Park3All interior roads are paved and sites are level asphalt. Walking distance to the Yakama Nation cultural center with an interesting museum, gift shop, and restaurant. The casino is too far to walk to, but during the summer a shuttle is furnished. We found the casino to be average, although the seafood buffet was very good. Road noise was insignificant to us, but it may be a problem depending on which part of this large park you're in. Propane was very inexpensive and easy to access, and down the road is a tribal fuel stop with good prices. Not a lot to do in the local area, but an enjoyable park worth staying at. Winter rate of $25/night with 7th night free.  Yakama Nation RV Park