I had quite a few comments from our previous blog asking how we found a Passport America Park so cheap near Los Angeles. As I re-read my last blog I realized we usually mention the parks we stay at because we like to be able to refer back to these blogs should we return on a similar route in the future It can be quite a challenge finding reasonable rates especially in certain locales and reading blogs has been one resource in helping us in our searches for places to stay. The route we chose to take along the western coast of the United States had very few Passport America parks from the Oregon border to LA. However, just past LA to the south we discovered several parks available at this time of year.
Lake Elsinore, Lake Park RV Resort. A few comments about the park:
- The sites where they put us was all loose rock and 50 amp with sewer
- Cable TV was included as well as free WIFI at this rate
- There was a limit of 2 days stay – additional days $30.00
- There are park models nearest the lake
- There are full time residents here as well
Although Lake Elsinore may not be the most scenic destination the reasons we chose to stay there were the proximity to the southern LA beaches, it was well south of metro LA, and the rates made up for our previous more expensive stay at our prior destination.
When we left Lake Park RV Resort for the short 45 drive south we were headed for the Vista Elks Lodge in Vista California. A good friend of ours that I use to bowl with many years ago lives close to the lodge. He is also an Elks member and this particular lodge allows member’s to sponsor guests. So we are tucked into a rather tight site behind the lodge on 30 amps with water and no sewer. The do have a dump station on site and also we get free WIFI however, no cable and few TV stations over the air. It is $20 per night for us since we are not members of the Elks. We plan to stay here for 11 nights total since space is available and the snow birds haven’t started their southward migration yet. We are considering joining the Elks but the dues are a bit on the high side and we aren’t sure we would use their facilities across the nation as much in this lifestyle as we would once we settle down. Anyway, part of the reason we are staying at an Elks is so we can get a feel for what an active lodge is all about.
And since we are just 10 miles from the beach in Oceanside, CA I think we will enjoy our stay here…
We are hoping to stay at Santee Park next and are waiting to hear back from them regarding availability.
NOTE: No pictures today due to camera malfunction with SD card…