Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Road Trip! Winnemucca, NV to Medford, OR

The second leg of our trip (385 miles) took us from Winnemucca, Nevada to Medford, Oregon.  The weather cleared and it was a really beautiful day.

The entire drive was on a single road - NV 140/OR 140.  We wandered through the rolling hills and deserts of northern Nevada, every so often passing through a charming small town.
Once into Oregon, the scenery soon changed to endless, lush old-growth forests; a mix of fir, pine and redwood.  It just couldn't have been a lovelier drive.

We chose to stay in Phoenix, Oregon on the outskirts of Medford.  The RV Park we chose was just over four miles from our show, and was on a creek.  What we didn't know when we booked this site was that it is hard to find a place that isn't on a creek, stream, river, pond or lake in this part of Oregon...  There is water everywhere!

Because of significant road construction, it wasn't easy to find Holiday RV Park, but we were pleased when we finally did and drove down a tree-lined road to the main office.  The lady at the front desk was efficient, giving us a park map, codes to the restrooms, etc., and offering us our choice of three different spaces.

Our Lance 1575 with our GMC Sierra squeezed in behind
The spaces were virtually identical.  They were all very small.  Once we set our 15.75 foot trailer into the spot, there wasn't enough room to park our GMC Sierra completely out of the roadway.  Campers on either side were set apart from us by perhaps eight feet of grass.  Still, we were happy to be done driving for a while and it was a pretty setting.  Caution! If you use the laundromat at this RV park, the dryer on the right as you face has a cool setting that is actually broil!  Here is our rating for this park:

HOLIDAY RV PARK, 201 Fern Valley Rd., Phoenix, OR
(541) 535-2183
Ease of access from major highway: Difficult due to road construction
Front Desk personnel:  Efficient
Cost per night:  Expensive for what you get ($40.25)
Park Amenities: Average
Cleanliness:  Average
Availability of supplies/meals/etc: Poor for a populated area - everything was a drive away
Overall rating:  Below Average
Would we stay here again: No 
Next - The Pear Blossom Street Fair, Medford, Oregon

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