Day 29 of our trip ( June 11 2017 ). We were going to stay at Swan Lake Provincial Park but with all the rain, water levels were high and it was pretty cold to be of the electric grid, so off to Dawson Creek, BC for a stop at Walmart and the Mile 0 Campground. Walmart is small, but you should find the essentials here for the trip north. We usually have a inventory of items that we carry and when we use up that item we replace it. The Mile O Campground is a nice place to stop, get a shower, water up, dump, and chill for the night. We got a pull thru site with electric. They even had WiFi and it worked. Verison phone worked with the North America plan. Spent the night here, fueled and watered up. Off on the next leg of the adventure.
Day 28 of our trip ( June 9- 10 2017 ). Our second stop in Canada is in the small town of Whitecourt, AB. This is the Whitecourt Lions Campground on the southern edge of town. At this stop we do laundry, shop for supplies, get showers, and just chill for a couple of days. This is our third time here and we really like the place. Sites have electric and water and there are showers, flush toilets, and a dump station. For those of you that require pull-thru sites, there are plenty to choose from. We had a couple of deer walk by the truck camper both days we were here, nice. The next few stops will be off the grid at some provincial parks in British Columbia. We will start seeing more wildlife once we leave Dawson Creek, BC.
Day 26 of our trip ( June 8 2017 ). Once we crossed the boarder we made a pit stop in Lethbridge, AB to exchange US dollars to Canadian dollars. Exchange rate was again in our favor like last year. We use the Canadian dollars for the Iron Rangers at most Canadian Provincial Parks. There is a Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, and almost any other store you can think of here, pretty good size city. We have arrived at out first stop in Alberta Canada, Carstairs Municipal Campground. This is our first time stopping here, so its a new adventure. The drive up so far makes you feel that your still in North Dakota and Montana, the sights haven’t changed much. The city of Carstairs in not very far of our route to the north. With rain beginning and scheduled to last all day and night, we decided to get off the road to chill out. Campground had electric sites, showers, and flush toilets. I’ll add it to my list of places to stop when in the area.
Day 25 of our trip ( June 6 – 7 2017 ). This is our last stop before we cross the border at Sweetgrass, MT./Coutts, AB. This is a city campground / recreation area in Shelby Mt. called Lake Shel oole. Sites have electric. Water fill stations through out the park, and there is a dump station. Showers and flush toilets are also available. Nice place to stop for a couple days to rest before the crossing, which is only 35 minutes north on US 15.
Day 24 of our trip ( June 6 2017 ). Takes us to Downstream COE Campground in Fort Peck, Mt. This is another park we like to stay at when traveling north. The park could be a destination in its own right. Great looking park and well kept. Sites have electric hookups. Water fill stations through out the park, restrooms, showers and a dump station. Fishing is great on the lake ( I hear ).
Day 23 of our trip ( June 5 2017 ). Takes us to Downstream COE Campground in Fort Peck, Mt. This is another park we like to stay at when traveling north. The park could be a destination in its own right. Great looking park and well kept. Sites have electric hookups. Water fill stations through out the park, restrooms, showers and a dump station. Fishing is great on the lake ( I hear ).
Day 22 of our trip ( June 3 – 4 2017 ). We stopped at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Stayed here for 2 days. Wonderful place. This is our second time staying here on our way into Canada. No hookups, but the sights our great. Seen buffalo roaming around from the time we arrived until we left. One left some foot prints right next to our site, really cool. On the way in and out you pass the prairie dog communities on both sides of the road, must be a couple of hundred or so in this area, and they are not picture shy. The terrain is a awesome sight. Had a really nice quiet time here. If you have your old timers pass it’ll cost $ 7.00 a night, otherwise it’s $ 14.00. Not bad. They have flush toilets, water fill station, and faucets through out the park.
Day 21 of our trip (June 3 2017) takes us to Buffalo River State Park in Minnesota near Fargo. We use it for a overnight stay while traveling west on US 94. Nice small campground with electric hookups, showers, flush toilets, and a dump station.
Day 20 of our trip ( May 29 – June 2 2017 ). We stopped in Cloquet, MN. and are staying at the city campground, Spafford Park . Great place, we come here to visit our daughter who has become a city lass. She lives in Duluth, about 20 miles away. The park has 22 sites with water and electric. Fees are $ 25.00 per night / $ 500.00 per month. Has showers and a dump station. Very clean and well maintained. Shopping and dining out is not far. Black Bear Casino 5 miles south on US 35. Had a great time here and now we’re on the road working our way to Sweetgrass, MT. for the border crossing. On with the adventure.
Day 15 of our trip (May 28 1017). This stop is in Waterloo Iowa. Waterloo/Bamboo Ridge Campground is a very nice place. Huge, sites everywhere, nice clean bathrooms, and the grounds are well maintained. This is another one of our stops when we are in the area. Turn right at the exit and you’ll come to a casino, turn left and all the shopping you should need. We sometimes spend a couple of days here during the week when not full. Messed up this Memorial weekend. Place is packed and everyone having fun. Oh well.