Washoe Lake State Park campground is a scenic and very popular park located between Reno and Carson City, Nevada. Sited in a sage and grass covered valley on the shores of the, now seasonal, Lake Washoe and backed by rocky foothills, the campground has sweeping vistas of the Sierra Nevada, Carson and Virginia mountain ranges. The park offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, equestrian and water sports activities, as well as wildlife and waterfowl viewing.
By mid-September, we were making our way south from Maryhill, Washington, to La Pine, Oregon. At La Pine we stayed for one week at the Cascade Meadows RV Resort, the last of the ROD resorts we planned to visit this travel season. Set in the scenic Lava Lands of Oregon, the resort is surrounded by grassy meadows and pine forests, with snow-capped mountains of the Cascade Range visible to the west and low forested volcanic craters to the east. At about 4,250 ft. elevation, nights were becoming quite cold, about 20º F, even this early in autumn.