Thursday, August 1, 2013

Heading West From Michigan Into Wisconsin

Crandon, WI.

53 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast =  High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

After getting Bobbie T ready to travel, Jim pulled her over to the Dump station and dumped the tanks. Then after hooking CLT up to the back of her, we pulled out of the Driftwood Shores Resort at 9:45.

Once back on US 2, we continued West on 2 until we entered Wisconsin where we turned off on US 8. 8 then brought us to Crandon, where we turned South on Lake Ave, and then East on East Lakeview Rd, which brought us to the Forest County Veteran's Memorial Park .

It was 1:05 when we pulled up to the park office, so it took us 3 hours and 20 minutes to travel 162 miles and that included a quick pit stop at a rest area in Michigan.

As the name implies,  this is a county park. It's about 4 miles off of the beaten path, but in my opinion, worth the effort.

Now, before I tell you about the park, I want to caution those of you that have very tall RVs. Lake Ave. as well as East Lakeview Rd. are narrow roads and there are trees on both sides of the roads. Some of the branches could cause a problem for very tall RVs if you are near the edge of the roads. However, the traffic is very light so you probably won't be meeting many other vehicles, so you can stay to the center to avoid them.

Once you get to the park even the largest RVs should have no trouble, and they have quite a few sites that will accommodate them. Another thing of importance, is the fact that there is no water or sewer at any of the sites, but, even though the parks web site says that they only have 20 amp service, I believe that they have recently upgraded all of the electric to 50 amp. as all of the boxes look new, and you can see where they dug trenches to lay the new lines.
The sites are back-in and many of them are in the open. Most of the sites near the lake were taken, but we were able to find one that wasn't. ;-)

The sites to the right of the road are near the lake.

The view looking back through the trees. You can see a path and the lake beyond the trees if you click on the photo to enlarge it.

The view of the lake after walking on the path shown in the previous photo.

This is a pretty nice park. There are a lot of families here so there's kids running around in the park. The park is about 1/2 full today, but I would imagine that by the weekend, it'll be packed. They don't take reservations, so if you're planning on being here over a weekend, you may want to get here at least by Wednesday or Thursday.

Today, we'll be leaving here and heading farther West on US 8. Jim has one more stop planned before we get to Linda's Brother's house on Friday.

Oh, by the way, the TV is still working well. We're getting quite a few channels out of Rhinelander. ;-)

Did you know that Green Bay is Wisconsin's oldest city?



  1. Another nice looking place. We may go up that way next summer and check out a few of the campgrounds you've shown us.

  2. You always seem to find the best sites near water. Maybe we should follow you around :)

  3. We must have passed behind you, as we stayed on 41 thru Green Bay.. Tonight we are in Fond Du Lac... But I thought about you folks when we were on 2...