I'm not sure how we're going to pull off a cooler camp site than this. We were all alone, lake side, on top of a sand dune!?!? (yup, in Washington)
With clear skies, warm temps, and just enough breeze to keep bugs away it all added up to be a pretty epic first night. Ironically it wasn't even supposed to be a stop on this trip. We simply left the house too late, hit traffic we were trying to avoid, and just couldn't make the drive all the way to our intended first campsite... so we settled for what might go down as the best night of our entire summer.
Moses Lake is located pretty much smack dab in the middle of our state and has a few things to offer. First of all, it's on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range. These are the mountains that make the Seattle side of our state the wet and green place that it is. The clouds coming in off the coast get hung out to dry on these mountains and we all get dumped on below for about half the year it seems like. So come early summer most of us are ready for a little sun and this was the spot for us.
There was an ORV (off road vehicle) Park that sprawled all over the sandy dunes that fizzled out into Moses Lake and the connected Pot Holes Reservoir. This gave us a good opportunity to teach the boys what "off roading" was. It felt a lot like a roller-coaster to them... a slow one... but a fun ride none the less. There was lots of sand around so I'd be careful if you're thinking you want to come test out the trails for yourself. Our car, we call it the "wagon", has off road tires and 3 separate locking differentials that make it one of the worlds most capable stock off road vehicles. If you don't know what any of the things I just said in the last sentence were then stay tuned, I'll do a separate video explaining all the reason why we picked the car we did to do the type of camping we are.
Our little camping spree trips keep us pressing on to new destinations each day as we're out to see as much of the state as we can this summer before the new baby comes. That being said, if we wanted to spend a day or two here we certainly could have. There is a state park on the Pot Holes Reservoir in addition to the ORV Park that we camped in and both had plenty of fishing, swimming, and some short hikes that would help us stay busy during the day.
In fact there is so much to do in this area on the water we are planning on coming back in August (when the water warms up even more) and bring our boat for the final summer finale trip. So this isn't the last you'll hear of Central Washington at all, in fact we're just getting started.
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