First Time at Pelton Park

Over the last few years we have had an opportunity to visit most of the PGE parks, but for some reason we have never been to Pelton.  I say some reason but I actually know why because it gets REALLY hot down there early in the season and we usually stay up in the mountain.  It’s really odd how the climate is different, but on the East side of the mountain it is more arid and on the West side it is more forest.  This year I was determined to get to the Pelton side before it was too late, but Lee was dragging his feet.

Then something really amazing happened.  I was talking to one of my fellow camp hosts who was working at Pelton and she noticed I had a 603 area code on my phone.  When she asked where in New Hampshire I was from, I said oh it’s this small little town called Keene.  That’s when the weird thing happened.  Turns out she grew up in Keene and was living there when they became full time RVers in 2016.  No Way!!  Keene only has 25,000 people in it and so far I have met two other couples from their who have become full time RVers.    We didn’t know them personally, but she sat on a board Lee was involved with and they were both aware of Cheshire TV, Lee’s television station.  Crazy.  When I found that out, I had the excuse we needed to get Lee to head down their, so we loaded up the dog and took a drive.

Pelton Park is near a dam and i’s really pretty

The dam

They had a great workshop area

And a cute little office

All the flowers were in bloom and it was really pretty.

Making new friends

I loved their play area. It was really nice

Really nice campground, with lots of sites looking over the water


Lots of Yomes and cabins and it looked like some of the cabins had window air conditioners


And I was super jealous of their dog exercise area.

Now that I have seen all the major campgrounds, I find it interesting how they have some differences to them.  Pelton is very close to the Deschutes river and fly fishing is a major draw their.  It’s also obviously a warm weather place because there is a lot of focus on swimming in the water versus other campgrounds that are more about boating.  I am glad we went and glad we met another couple from Keene, although I think there most be something in the water in that small town to create so many full timers.  Statistically 3 couples out of 25,000 must be an anomaly.

A couple other things I wanted to mention and then I think I am finally caught up.  We received a care package from Denny and Dede (Lee’s parents) and as usual they had some cool stuff.  My favorite was my new Texas ball cap, which totally cracked me up.

they also got me a cute grandma cup lol


Pocket bottles for Lee

And this amazing Oregon bread which Lee loves but it turns out you can’t actually buy in Oregon. Plus it’s crazy expensive. It’s a whole thing…

This was really nice and I am definitely going to use it.

One last thing I wanted to mention.  Bill was doing a solar install recently and the client Richard and Charlotte reads Kelly and my blog.  They knew we were both going to be first time grandmothers soon and so they did the absolute nicest thing.  They purchased each of us a recordable storybook to make for our grandchildren. I had looked at these but they are not cheap and it was on my wish list but hopefully for later.  Not only did they buy one for me, but they also gave Kelly money so she could send it to me, which was incredibly generous and thoughtful.  These acts of kindness mean so much to me and we were both extremely grateful.  Thank you so much Richard and Charlotte!


Supporting our Blog

We very much appreciate your support of our blog. You can help by doing any or all the following:

  • Make purchases via our Amazon website links.  There is no additional cost to you, and a portion of the proceeds help support our blog.  Search here.
  • Purchase the ebook telling the story of how we became full-time RVers.
  • Purchase our recipe book filled with 80 recipes we have cooked in our RV and taste tested by Lee himself. You can purchase the kindle or paperback version on Amazon or buy the Apple version on Itunes.

5 thoughts on “First Time at Pelton Park

  1. According to numbers posted recently by the Washington Post…by doing the math, there should currently be 38 couples from Keene that live in an RV. I personally know of two other couples from my hometown, a suburb of Detroit with a similar population to Keene. I’m sure there are many more.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.