If history is your thing, you should consider parking your RV rental at Starbuck / Lyons Ferry Marina KOA in Washington State. The surrounding area was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805, but it was home to Native American tribes for thousands of years before that. The area is accentuated by towering cliffs and the Snake River which winds through the valley below them. The RV campground is located at the Lyons Ferry crossing, another historically significant landmark, and includes a marina and restaurant. Your pets will be happy to see the dog park when you arrive after a long trip, and you can use the restroom and shower facilities to freshen up.As you are getting set up, you'll be happy to know that the camp store has everything you need to restock your motorhome rental, including propane and firewood in case you want to celebrate your first evening here with a campfire. The sites have up to 50 amp electrical service, and if you'd rather let someone else do the cooking, the Snake River Grill has daily specials and specialty coffees.When it's time to venture forth, start by heading out to do some fishing on the river which has bass, salmon, walleye, and other species on hand for you to catch. You can view the nearby Joso Bridge from the river or from your rental RV as you pass over it, heading towards Palouse Falls. This magnificent waterfall is around 200 feet high and makes quite a splash when the water finally lands. There is a day-use area on the river that was designed by the Corps of Engineers where you can hike or enjoy a nice picnic. You can also rent a kayak and do some paddling on the river which is quite calm and provides a relaxing outing (no adrenaline-pumping rapids here).
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Book an RV in Columbia County, and you are all set to begin an epic vacation that most people only dream about. Head west past Kahlotus and towards Hanford Reach National Monument, a 90-mile drive where you can enjoy recreational boating and fishing from either a boat or in waders in the water itself (a perfect way to practice fly fishing). Some parts of the monument are open to the public either seasonally or year-round, but some areas are closed to the public in order to provide habitats for migratory birds and the resident wildlife species. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate seasons. If you like observing nature, you will be thrilled to see the sweeping vistas, towering bluffs, and delicate flowers. Keep your Starbuck camper rental close by, and you can combine outdoor adventure with the creature comforts of home.If you head southwest from Starbuck / Lyons Ferry Marina KOA following the Snake River, you will happen across McNary National Wildlife Refuge. Not far from the city of Pasco, this hugely successful refuge is home to both birds and birds of prey, mammals, and fish. The landscape is a blend of ponds and wetlands, upland forests, croplands, and streams. It's the perfect area for you to practice photography, but you can also enjoy horseback riding, hike the trails, or even better, head for Juniper Canyon which doesn't have a set trail but has plenty of open space allowing you to set your own course.Head north on Highway 261 to Ritzville and then head northeast on I-90, and you will find Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. This unique refuge has pine forests and stands of aspen trees, wetlands, and open prairie. It was created from ice age floods and volcanic activity that stripped away the prairie soils and exposed the underlying basalt rock formations. This process created a landscape with channels and depressions that can't be found elsewhere, and the end result has been an attraction for wide varieties of bird species, mammals such as Rocky Mountain elk, beavers and flying squirrels, and reptiles.
As the sun lowers in the sky and the light starts to fade, you'll want to think about a satisfying meal and nighttime activities. Start by pointing your motorhome rental towards Colfax and its selection of eateries. For a small town, it has a number of options and restaurants representing some of the more popular international cuisines such as Chinese and Mexican. One of its venues is a pub restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner, offering freshly cooked hamburgers and sides (nothing pre-packaged and frozen here).You might also consider heading towards Pomeroy, which has several museums and an antique shop that consciously lives up to its reputation; this store has no internet or social media presence. Nothing but an old-fashioned telephone to connect to the world and an eye-catching front entrance. The owner collects local items that you may not even have thought about and will entertain you with local folklore if you're interested.