There is a park about an hour from here that used to be a campground, that is now day use only. I remember driving through it years ago and wondering what the heck you would do there if you camped there. It’s by a river, but not much else. We were looking for a quiet place to go yesterday so we decided to see what it was like.
The good news is, that it was totally deserted. Except for the ton of wildlife. You can tell nobody comes down there based on the number of deer we saw. They were everywhere!
The bad news is, there is still nothing to do. We walked down the old campground road that’s been blocked off and ambled our way to the river. There was really only one good entry point for the dogs and you couldn’t walk along the shore due to high banks everywhere.
So we ambled along through the woods while the dogs explored and we managed to redirect them whenever we spotted a deer. We saw a nighthawk do a broken wing display and I was pretty worried he wasn’t going to be faking for long as the dog’s took off in pursuit. Thankfully Coulee is too slow and Lacey was a few steps behind at the start. :)
We took a long rambling way home along back roads and had a pretty fun morning over all.