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Dog RV Parks Ellensburg WA

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle.

E & J RV Park*
(509) 933-1500
901 Berry Rd
Ellensburg, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Yakima River Rv Park
(509) 925-4734
Ellensburg, WA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
River Fishing

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Whispering Pines RV Park
(509) 674-7278
Cle Elum, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, River Fishing, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Wenatchee National Forest (Kaner Flat Campground)
(509) 653-1401
American River, WA
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Wenatchee National Forest (Bumping Lake Campground)
(509) 672-2320
American River, WA
Campground Availability
May thru Oct
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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KOA-Ellensburg
(800) 562-7616
Ellensburg, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Play Equipment, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Wenatchee National Forest (Wish Poosh Campground)
(509) 674-4411
Cle Elum, WA
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing

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Wenatchee National Forest (Hause Creek Campground)
(509) 653-2205
Naches, WA
Campground Availability
May thru Nov
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
River Swimming, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Squaw Rock Resort*
(866) 415-5817
15070 SR 410
Naches, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pool, River Swimming, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Wenatchee National Forest (Lodgepole Campground)
(509) 653-2300
American River, WA
Campground Availability
May thru Sep
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Taking Dogs on Your RV Trip

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Running with the Pack


Julee Meltzer

Over the years, we’ve observed that when you leave the congenial world of RVing, people tend to view full-timing with a fair amount of skepticism and apprehension. Perhaps there’s something about the nomadic lifestyle that makes some folks feel uneasy. I don’t know. But clearly, one of the most illuminating comments we’ve heard about full-timing has to do with our pets – specifically our dogs. Every so often, after people find out that we live in an RV with our pets, their comment is, “We could never do that to our animals”.

The first time we heard that remark, we were a little surprised. After all, we’ve always considered ourselves to be animal lovers as well as sensible pet owners. So when someone suggests that we’re subjecting our pets to an inappropriate lifestyle – we get a little annoyed. But rather than shoot the messenger, I’ve decided to discuss the issue openly to see if, in fact, there is something morally wrong with imposing our nomadic lifestyle on our pets.

Before we became full-time RVers, we lived in a large house in a residential neighborhood on the coast of Maine. Back then, our two dogs spent most of their time inside the house, sitting by our side. It didn’t matter whether we were in the kitchen or in the living room. Wherever we were, so were they.

There were two activities that our dogs truly enjoyed. The first were walks. The second were rides in the car. As a practical matter, our dogs usually had three walks per day which consisted of a leisurely 15 minute stroll around the block. During these walks, our dogs would analyze shrubs; check out interesting smells; and investigate a wide array of suburban artifacts for recent activity. If they were lucky, they would get a chance to surprise a neighborhood cat. In the winter, the walks were often very brief because of the bitter cold.

On summer weekends, we would frequently take our dogs to a park or the beach. If there was no one around, they would run without leashes. Our dogs love the water and are happiest when they are up to their bellies in water and mud.

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle. Similarly, when they weren’t going on walks – our dogs spent a lot of time sitting around and moping. After a while, they even stopped chasing the cats.

That was four years ago. Today, our dogs spend their time living and traveling in a 34-foot motorhome. In truth, I’m not sure whether they even remember what it’s like to live in a regular house. Yet in some ways, very little has changed for our dogs since becoming full-time RVers. They still spend the maj...

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