Updated: Mar 15, 2019
When the three of us (my partners and I) got the harebrained idea that we wanted to start a business that would allow us to share our visceral love of RV adventure with others, we decided that part of our plan would be to blog about our adventures. What makes that so incredibly easy and fun is we just so happen to live in one of the most diversely fun areas in the country, if you like us love the outdoors. As we have blogged about before, Southern Oregon has skiing, boating, white water, fishing, biking, hiking, mountain climbing, caves, woods, rivers and lakes, and that just scratches the surface. And it all happens within a one hour radius of Medford. The challenge isn’t deciding what to blog about this time; it is choosing which adventure to write about.
I feel like part of the fun for our three-person “sweet dreamers” team is that we all have different adventure needs. Me, I have a need for speed. I like motor sports of just about all kinds; motorcycling, snowmobiling, dirt-biking...but the king of fun is watercraft. Any kind of watercraft. Combine that with my need to recharge around water and it is watercraft vacation all the way!
Two ways to have a blast on the water are with jet skis or a speed boat. Pulling each other around on tow devices is about as good as it gets: crashing over the wakes, bouncing all over with spray hitting your face, the contrast of the hot sun and cold water, the belly laughs! I raised my kids on this kind of fun. My son is a jet ski hound! And I have grown rather fond of a SUP (stand up paddleboard) at the slow close of the day; an amazing way to welcome the evening shade over the lake. Four to seven days of this kind of fun will realign anyone’s mind, body and spirit.
Probably my two favorite lakes for a full recharge are either Lake of the Woods or Lost Creek Lake. It’s the water! Lake of the Woods is a natural spring-fed lake and Lost Creek is fed by the mighty Rogue River; with water heads at the pristine Crater Lake, the waters are clean, cool and crisp! But just as amazing are the campgrounds there.
Lake of the Woods has the amazing marina resort along with some surrounding State campgrounds. Surrounded by private cabins, and all the amenities of a resort, this place is always bustling with many fun activities. Lost Creek Lake, the larger of the two, also has an amazing marina with fully-outfitted RV park sites at the shoreline of Joseph Stewart State Park. Open fields, wooded walking trails, tree-lined groomed bike paths, nice restrooms and showers near sites with water and power grace this beautiful park. A dump station is very nearby. At each site is ample space to lower your RV stabilizers, with a huge picnic table and deep fire rings for safe nighttime marshmallow roasting. Seriously, Joseph Stewart
State Park is one of my favorites. While C loop offers wide-open access to a huge grassy field, D loop is pretty cool, just overlooking the lake. Though you give up a power hook up being lakeside, the view and access is totally worth it!
As I daydream those sweet dreams of all the good times we have had over the years, with three Bayliners, towables and floatables, camping and RVing, I start to relive those exhilarating rides on the lake, those spiritual sunsets and the love shared with my people. Traveling down memory lane always leads to the same result: start to plan our next trip out to the lake...make reservations early to get my favorite spot, and begin menu planning for as many days as we can carve out!
If you are up for a sweet dream of your own on the lake, check out our website. Explore links to campgrounds, choose one of our super comfy RVs, get a quote, make a reservation, add a SUP or a kayak, and make that dream your summer reality.