Sunday, April 8, 2012

a little peace

'Up' at Lake Whitney, run by the corps of engineers, there are a lot of boondocking sites. This one, right next to the dam, is kinda right up my alley. Nice hill country scenery, nice quiet 'poor' folks (you won't see any huge multi-thousand dollar class A's here). People trying to escape the wrath of weekly wrestling with their particular  schedule of  enslavement. I kinda dread it when we have to go plug in for an overnight at one of the pay campsites. We can last a week with our batteries, but what goes out must come back in.

And it's kind of unbelievable, but the corps maintains these sites, even though they are not generating any moolah. Now this is what I'm talkin' about....


  1. Free site. Cool. Right up yours and mine alley. How long can you stay there?

    1. Michelle, it's supposed to be 14 days, but I don't think COE enforces it...there are a lot of free sites in this lake area.

    2. I've found that in most of the less heavy trafficked places... your attitude and how you keep a camp are the biggest deciding factors.

      If a place is real busy they push you on, or if you keep a dirty camp and tear things up... We've stayed in locations well past the "14" day "limit"... kept our trash cleaned up and made no problems for 'em, and they didn't take the time to bother us... Kinda how it should be.

    3. Yep, we are enjoying it...had to go across the dam to plug in last night...cost us 8 bucks. Everything charged now, so we are headed to a new boondock site. Note: get your site in the middle of the week to avoid the weekend campers!

  2. Looks nice! One of those unexpected gems.
    The Tuckerbag

  3. Thanks for posting. Love your site and your rig~! It's awesome. The Corps is government run. This is what we have when an entity maintains parks without thought to increasing profits or pleasing some rich shareholder somewhere. It's socialism at its finest. It's "free" because we all chip in and pay a little bit for it. And everyone benefits greatly just like Libraries, fire Departments, Police, etc. It's cheap or free because there are no rich shareholders to take out their profits at the end of the year. WE should have more of these wonderful campsites, really. Just imagine if the "privatization" madmen got ahold of these places. They'd be charging everyone up the wazoo.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing. I am glad you are doing your part to keep the campsite pristine.