Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents three important trade shows in the greater Seattle area to promote and display the RV Lifestyle. We are all about RVing and hope you will enjoy the many articles posted here about RVing in general and about our upcoming shows. 

RV Camping at Liberty Campground

With our second child born at the end of June, this summer has gone by so fast… and camping season along with it. After only one day trip with our new little one under our belts this season, we were overdue for an overnight. We wanted to pick something close once again in case things got too difficult with our little one. We settled on Liberty Campground, also known as William’s Creek Campground, just before the town of Liberty off Highway 97, about 30 minutes from our house. We only planned to stay for one night, but this campground allows you to stay for up to 2 weeks at a time for free and is a Bureau Land Management Campground.

RV Stay at a City Park

A recent survey at (see below) revealed that 5% of those responding have utilized city parks for overnight stays. City parks many times are a great option for overnight or longer stays, but many RVers are unaware that many cities offer overnight stays / camping at their parks.

Luckily those of us in the Pacific Northwest that live on the more temperate side of the Cascades can enjoy camping in our RV throughout the year including the cooler fall and winter months.

In addition to soaking in the fall colors and winter scenery, my wife and I enjoy clamming, storm watching, geocaching and sitting around a roaring campfire with friends. If you also enjoy the freedom that comes with boondocking like we do, you will not be hooked up to shore power in a campground which leaves your batteries up to the task of powering your RV.

Choosing Curiosity as Your Guide

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they are going.”  ~Paul Theroux

As we write from the parking lot of a Walmart in Maine, we can’t help but reflect on the poignancy of this article.  We had other ideas for this weekend, but a quick tire change on our trailer revealed a more complex issue.  Of course it’s Friday, and it can’t be addressed until Monday.  So, here we wait, making the most of the opportunity, exploring the area on foot and by bike while limiting our driving to short hops around town.  If we had firm reservations or plans, they would have been canceled.  We would have been stuck with the fees, disappointment, and whatever goes along with it. 

On June 24th God blessed us with our second child, a sweet little girl. Fast forward a couple months and while we so enjoyed the extra time at home with our son Nolan and little Molly, we were getting itchy for a vacation. While we were happy to have a summer baby, to avoid the need to bundle her so much, summer camping was still on our minds.

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