This RV Adventure was sponsored by Go RVing.
If you have followed our social media recently, you know that we just return from Operation Grizzled Moose. That was the surprise 50th birthday trip that I planned for Eric.
Eric was aware that we were going on a trip, but he did not know where were we were going or what we were doing. It was quite a challenge to keep it secret for 5 months but I was able to pull it off with much success. You can see the video reveal of our destination here.
Eric was suspicious that we were going to Vancouver because he kept getting pop-up ads and emails about that city. I did all of the searchings and planning for the trip in an incognito window but I kept searching on his computer for Vancouver to throw him off. Yes, I am very sneaky!
Eric’s Surprise RV Adventure
The destination that I picked was Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. Eric has wanted to go there for a few years now.
We flew into San Francisco and spent 5 days with my siblings. Then we picked a rental motorhome via Outdoorsy and headed north. Get $50 off your first Outdoorsy rental by signing up through this link.
Lassen RV Resort
We stayed at Lassen RV Resort near the national park. This campground is the perfect combination of full hookups and rustic state park feel. The campsites are level and spread out. The entire resort is well maintained and very clean, including the bathrooms.
We enjoyed talking with the owner, Phil. You can see our interview with him here. His wife runs a Bistro at the resort two nights a week. Unfortunately, we were not there when the restaurant was open. Please make a reservation if you want to eat at the Bistro.
Lassen RV Resort provides easy access to the national park, Burney Falls, Mt. Shasta, and many outdoor activities. We definitely want to return on our next trip to the area.
Our oldest child lives in Eugene Oregon, so we drove there after Lassen National Park. That drive was on Eric’s actual birthday and we got the special treat of meeting up with the best man from our wedding a little south of Eugene. It was great to connect and talk about the past.
Casey’s Riverside RV Park
After picking up our son, we drove to Casey’s Riverside RV Park, which is about 45 minutes southeast of Eugene. This was our first visit to Oregon we were blown away by the beauty.
Casey’s Riverside is in a forested area along the Willamette River. The campsites are level and most have a view of the river. All the facilities are very clean and modern.
Besides the view, our favorite part of this camping resort was the make your own soft serve ice cream cones. Just put a dollar in the box and then make your own cone. Eric enjoyed many for his after birthday breakfast.
We will definitely stay at Casey’s again!
After a night camping along the Oregon Coast, we found ourselves back in California where we enjoyed a stay at Kamp Klamath.
This campground has tent and RV sites. Each Saturday night during the summer there is an all you can eat salmon barbecue with a live band. Please call ahead and make a reservation for the BBQ.
One of the coolest things about this campground is the nearby beach. We walked down to the seaside and saw many sea lions and some seals. It was so fun to see them frolicking in the surf right by us.
We also plan to return to this campground sometime in the future.
As you can see, our Operation Grizzled RV Adventure was a huge success. We had the best time hanging out with family, camping in a motorhome, and seeing so many beautiful places in California and Oregon. Eric really felt the love!
Thank you to Go RVing, Lassen RV Resort, Casey’s Riverside RV Park, and Kamp Klamath for hosting the camping portion of Operation Grizzled Moose.