This week we were going to stay at Salmon Harbor Marina in Reedsport, OR; but when we arrived, the wind was whipping. We stayed there once before when we first got this Airstream and have memories of the wind blowing so hard it sounded like the trailer was being sandblasted.
A quick check of the weather confirmed that it was going to be windy all week. Anything nearby would also be subject to the wind, so finding something with a little protection was key.
As luck would have it, thirty minutes north of Reedsport is Three Rivers Casino. I called and asked if they have RV camping, and the lady who answered the phone said there was but it was “dry dock.” I asked her how much it cost and she said that because there weren’t any hookups it was free and we could stay for 7 days.
When we arrived it was still windy, but we parked next to shipping container that would protect us on one side. Since then, the wind has died down and we’re happy to get a week of unexpected free camping.
2014 Cost of Camping:
64 night paid camping
94 nights free camping
158 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1900
Daily average cost of camping: $12.03