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Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

Paul Monahan
(425) 273-7586
P O Box 10
Bothell, WA
Agency
American Student Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Educational, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Historical, Motorcoach / Bus, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Reunions, Student / Youth
Website
www.americanstudenttours.com

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Twin Cedars RV Park*
(800) 878-9304
17826 Hwy 99
Lynnwood, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Seaquest State Park
(360) 274-8633
Silver Lake, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Trailer Inns*
(800) 659-4684
15531 SE 37th
Bellevue, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Golf Nearby

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Issaquah Village RV Park*
(800) 258-9233
650 1st Ave NE
Issaquah, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lake Pleasant RV Park*
(425) 487-1785
24025 Bothell Everett Hwy SE
Bothell, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Maple Grove RV Resort*
(866) 793-2200
12417 Hwy 99
Everett, 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
Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Lakeside RV Park*
(800) HOT-PARK
12321 Hwy 99 S
Everett, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Fay-Bainbridge State Park
(206) 842-3931
Bainbridge Island, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Bryn Mawr Beach & RV Park*
(206) 772-3064
11326 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Traveling the American Deserts

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February 9, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine ·  

Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

Article Courtesy Camping Life Magazine , Written by Stuart Bourdon.

Tumble weeds and blowing sand. That’s the image most often used to portray the American deserts, but the truth is these arid ecosystems offer a diverse plant and animal life, intriguing geological formations, starkly dramatic scenery, and fascinating history lessons. Best of all, the winter and spring are perfect seasons to visit.

Four distinct desert biomes, each with its own unique ecosystem, exist either entirely or partially in the United States: the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. Because of its elevation (largely above 4000 feet) and northerly latitudes, much of the Great Basin region can be darn cold in the winter months, so for this story, we’ll stick primarily to the generally lower, more southerly and warmer climes of the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts.

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Three of the prominent desert ecosystems—Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran—converge near Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Covering 2000 square miles, Lake Mead NRA offers year-round camping, but watersports is what the place is all about. Bring your boat. If you don’t have one, rent one, you’ll want one here. Eight campgrounds exist in Lake Mead NRA. Most convenient: Boulder Beach, it’s close to town (Boulder City, Nevada) for groceries, near Hoover Dam, yet on the water and far enough away to be quiet. Really want to get out there? Go to Temple Bar, it’s where Mead begins to meet the Grand Canyon. Our favorites: Valley of Fire State Park an hour north of Vegas with quiet red rock scenery and the lake 25 miles away, or Echo Bay right on the lake with full amenities and a marina.

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Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

One of our all-time favorite Mojave Desert hangouts is Death Valley National Park, because aside from taking in the remarkable scenery, you can say you have been to the lowest point—282 feet below sea level at Badwater—in the Western Hemisphere. Before the National Park Service, Death Valley was, well, deadly, with almost no water and temperatures that exceed 130 degrees F during the summer. This Mojave biome locale is less forbidding today, and can be quite nice in the cooler months.

Stay at Stove Pipe Wells, it has everything, when you want to be pampered. Check out the colorful and bizarre geology of the valley at Artists Palette and Devil’s Golf Course, see Ubehebe Crater, and visit the numerous mines and borax works. If your rig is under 25-feet long, explore Emigrant Canyon Road; then camp at Wildrose if you want to get away and weather permits. If you have a good four-wheel-drive vehicle, a full tank of gas and gallons of extra water, visit the Racetrack, a normally dry lakebed where when the conditions are just right, rocks ...

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