Historical Fun and Scenic Campgrounds in California & Washington

Movie Nights, Game Nights, Potluck Socials and plenty of fun are on the docket for January as our preserves prepare for their first visitors of 2012! Stay at a nearby camping resort or one of the scenic campgrounds in the region to enjoy easy access to local events focusing on the history and wildlife of the preserve’s surroundings. Here’s just a few of the activities you’ll enjoy.

California’s Ponderosa Preserve is just a mile from historic Marshall Gold Discovery Park. Don’t miss Gold Discovery Day, scheduled for January 21. This event marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tailrace of Sutter’s Mill. Marshall Gold Discovery Park commemorates the historic event with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and programs featuring the activities of that day and the building of Sutter’s Saw Mill. A re-enactment of Marshall’s discovery is a park highlight. Marshall Gold Discovery Park is in Coloma, just 1 mile from the preserve. For information call (530) 295-2162 or (530) 622-3470. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watch the eagles soar over Skagit County while you stay at Washington’s La Conner Preserve and enjoy the Skagit Eagle Festival 2012. This event is a month-long celebration during the peak of eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. The festival features a variety of free tours, walks, and educational programs where you’ll learn not only about these majestic birds, but also about the beautiful areas along the Skagit River where they return each year. Presentations will teach you about grizzly bears, how to photograph wildlife and scenery, and much more. You and your family will also have the opportunity to enjoy arts & crafts, wine tasting, river rafting, music, dance and a wide variety of other outdoor and indoor activities. Bring your camera, dress for January weather, and come join us for one of the most uplifting and entertaining events of the year! Event dates are January 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. For more information visit www.concrete-wa.com.For more information visit www.concrete-wa.com.

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  1. ROBERT & APRIL HANSON

    TRAVELED SOME LAST MONTH IN TX. WE WERE SADDEN TO SEE THE STATE OF SOME OF THE PARK, ESPECIALLY LAKE CONROE. DRAUGHT AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO THE LAKE BUT MORE SEEING THE SHAPE OF THE PARK. ROADS WERE HORRIBLE TO TRAVEL IN A CAR MUCH LESS A 40′ RV. THE CAMP SITES ARE IN TERRIBLE SHAPE WITH POT HOLES, WASHED OUT AREAS, NO WHERE SEIMI-LEVEL.
    OUR QUESTION IS WITH ALL THE REVENUE GENERATED ON A MONTHLYY BASIS WITH THE COVE RENTALS AND LEASE LOTS, WHY THE PARK IS IN SUCH SAD SAD SHAPE? THE HOT TUB WAS DOWN BUT 2 NEW MOBILES WERE IN PLACE AND THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THEIR DECKS AND SHIRTING WERE BEING FINISHED DURING OUR STAY. IT SEEMS THE COMPANY IS ONLY INTERESTED IN SELLING PARK MODELS AND LEASE LOTS AS TO THE GENERAL CAMPER THAT THOUSAND TRAILS STARTED WITH AND USED TO TRY TO PLEASE US. I GUESS IF YOU OWN AN RV AND JUST LIKE TO TRAVEL THE SYSTEM YOU ARE AN UNWANTED GUEST. WE HAVE BEEN MEMBERS SINCE 1980 AND HAVE SEEN LOTS OF CHANGES BUT ARE NOT HAPPY SINCE ENCORE TOOK OVER AND THE PARKS DECLINE.

    COLORADO RIVER WAS IN GOOD SHAPE A SMALLER PARK AND VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. MAYBE THE MANAGERS OF LAKE CONROE AND MEDINA LAKE NEED TO TAKE LESSONS FROM COLORADO RIVER’S MANAGER???

    BOB & APRIL HANSON

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