Tax day, April 15th! Did you pay Uncle Sam this year instead of getting a tax refund? My wife and I did. Don’t despair! Those of us in the Pacific Northwest can take advantage of free camping courtesy of Uncle Sam! Think of it as a tax refund paid in campground fees. The Spokane office of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management – a federal agency) operates a number of campgrounds across the state (most on the eastern side). Many are free year around, while others are free in the off season with a nominal fee in the summer (May 15th – September 15th). The camping areas run the gamut from beach front, mountains, sand dunes, historic ranches, lakes, rivers and more. Most sit on large tracts of public land with hiking trails and other areas to ramble. My wife and I recently took advantage of one of the campgrounds during a nice stretch of weather. Even though schools were on spring break, there was still plenty of room to camp. Camping on Uncle Sam’s nickel, one of the better adventures in RVing!
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Next week we will look at the BLM campgrounds in the Yakima Canyon where you can camp for free until the middle of next month.
Follow Dave’s RV adventures as he travels the West in search of forgotten and unique places. For Dave, home is where you park it, the more remote the better!