Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Newport/Little Diamond


Newport, the first town in Washington on US 2 is bordered on the north and east by the Pend Oreille (Pendor), the gal at the grocery told me) River and on the west by the Kanisku National Forest and Boyer Mountain. 


No big box stores, but has everything we need.  It was nice to be back in the land of more than one brand to choose from.  Since we had a long run yesterday between fuel stations and had cleaned out the fridge for our border crossing, guess where we went today.  We also checked out the pickleball court so that we know where to go tomorrow.


Ten or so miles from town is our rv park.  To get to it we have to skirt Diamond Lake


then drive up a hill and along another road in the forest.


This park is unique in that half of it is a KOA park and half is Thousand Trails. It is a nice, small, clean, friendly park with 400 or so sites.  Most are rv but some are for tents.  All are 30 amp, no sewer hookup.

The building on the right is a rental double cabin.


  From the entrance you can see the gatehouse on the right with some campsites, and the camp store on the left.  Behind the gate house is a road leading to the dump and overflow parking. 



Next to the cabins are the basketball court and a playground.


Past the overflow parking is a nice outdoor activity area with Frisbee golf.


The road continues past the family activity center with small pool


and nice activity center with kitchen, foosball, and pool tables.  This park doesn’t have a separate adult center.  The balcony on the left is adults only.  At least the pool tables are not pay tables.


The road ends at Little Diamond Lake.


The most open sites are along this main road.


There are several pull-thrus, but most are not as open as this one.


This is the norm—a tight cee with trees on both sides which make it almost impossible for anything over 32’.


Most back-ins are short, too, but some suffice like this one where a larger unit can hang over the edge.


We were lucky to find a large back-in.  It took a little maneuvering, but we have plenty of space, even though there is another spot between us and the rig on the right.  The one on the left is on the road to the two upper levels.


Upper level sites are more close in by trees.




After driving around today, we were glad that we picked the first site we fit.  There were only one or two others big enough for us and they were already taken!

So, what is there to do in the area?  We’ll let you know.

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a beautiful campground. The lodge is gorgeous!