After Boise, we dragged our friends to Duck Valley for a week as a stopover while we worked our way south to Vegas. The first couple of days, it was only Justin and Stacy and us. Then, Nancy and John joined since we hadn’t been able to make our visit that long in Boise. We were able to spend more time with family, which is always awesome. It was beautiful, but also gave us our first taste of real cold this year. It got down into the teens a couple of nights!
We had a couple of great dinners, we did some exploring, and we did some fishing.
Near the end of our stay, Justin and Stacy headed to Bonneville to scope out a spot. After a day or two, we had a last dinner with Nancy and John, said goodbye, parted ways and headed down to Bonneville ourselves.
On the way down, we ran across a funny sign in Mountain City, scoped out some places to stay, and saw a couple of great sites. It looks like you can stay at any State Park/Recreation Area for a good length of time after paying for an annual Nevada State Park pass. Something to consider. Wild Horse as posted below had reasonable cell service.
Bonneville was so beautiful. We were able to find boondocking about a mile or so from the speedway with great cell service. You could hear the freeway, but it wasn’t horrible. The sunrises and sunsets were amazing. We also were positioned so that we could tilt our solar panels to get more output from them, as the sun was migrating ever lower on the horizon as we were nearing winter.
Unfortunately we could not drive on the Speedway like we hoped, as it was covered in water. In talking to the staff at the Welcome Center in West Wendover, they said it had been that way since June, and they had to cancel this year’s Speed Week. It did make for some great pictures and the view was mesmerizing.
We also visited Wendover Will, the giant cowboy statue greeting visitors as they enter and leave West Wendover.
We are currently in the Vegas area, having spent time at Government Wash on Lake Mead, attending a fun Halloween RV convergence on Fremont Street, and also at a couple of different RV parks in town. I’ll have another update soon.
2 thoughts on “Mountain View Lake revisited, and then a week at Bonneville Salt Flats.”
Hi we’re RV’ers and going to Mt. View Lake in S. Idaho. Can’t figure out if there is a fee or not. Would you folks know?
Wow, a real comment. 🙂 I really need to update this site. I’m going to call it “covid-delayed”.
We are actually at Mtn view right now boondocking for the next couple of weeks.
This site might have what you need: https://shopaitribes.org/spfish/fish-camp-info.html
We usually buy an annual family fishing/dry camping permit ($150) because otherwise it’s 10/night for boondocking, and 15/night for electric sites (all booked up btw). It’s 18 per day for fishing, so the annual permit pays for itself in no time.