Rocky Point at Eagle Lake

The Rocky Point campground at Eagle Lake in California, might be one of the most beautiful boondocking spots we’ve stayed at.

Saturday, when we first arrived we didn’t go too far down the road, even after unhitching, because it seemed a little too bumpy and we had read there wasn’t anywhere to turn around.

The following morning, two Airstreams pulled up in front of us. They had been parked farther down the peninsula. Apparently there was a mini-rally going on and there were 3 other Airstreams down at the tip.

The other 2 were leaving as well, but one was going to stay. So after breakfast we drove down the road (stopping for a geocache on the way) and at the end found a huge camping area with fire pits and an outhouse.

Since it was our anniversary we weren’t really interested in camping near other people, though off to the side we found this campsite that brought our cell service from 3 bars to 5, was also more isolated and more beautiful than our original spot. So we packed up and moved.

Dinner Last Night:
Emeril Lagasse’s cold cucumber soup, smoked salmon and cheese and crackers.

It was delicious. Meanwhile, I’m reading the Vegan Fireman’s My Beef with Meat book after seeing him on CBS this morning. I’m a total cheese junky and he’s got me thinking.

2013 Cost of Camping:
38 nights paid camping
101 nights free camping
139 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $721.58
Daily average cost of camping: $5.19

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  • Reply Tim May 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Wow.. That is a sweet spot.

    Does Curtis swim? Phin would be in heaven.

    • Reply Leigh May 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

      He’s not as crazy for it as Phin, though he wouldn’t mind splashing around a bit. We haven’t let him since he’s so clean from his recent bath!

  • Reply Wheelingit May 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Simply lovely! Nina

  • Reply Dave Burns May 21, 2013 at 7:33 am

    That site looks fantastic – would you send me the GPS coordinates? Kelly and I are talking about possibly stopping there this weekend as we make our way to Eugene.

    See you next week. _ dave

    • Reply Leigh May 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

      It’s really beautiful. We’re pulling out Friday after work, so the spot will be empty: 40.673681,-120.743743. See you Monday!

  • Reply Cassie May 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Happy belated anniversary! Loved your wedding picture – thanks for sharing. Enjoy that lovely spot and amazing view. We stayed there last fall, also right near the point…but we had a snow/ice storm and skedaddled after two nights.

  • Reply Rich May 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Looks like a great place to be!

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