|Ottawa Lake Campground - collage courtesy of MML|
Meanwhile, the kiddos and I drove to the main forest headquarters, checked out the little museum and headed on to Ottawa Lake to check in. At check-in we bought park permits for both vehicles and got our campsite location. We had reserved our site some time in advance, but there are some non-reservable, first come, first served sites. In addition to RV sites that have electric hook-ups, there are tent-only sites also. The campground allows leashed pets in most areas.
We drove to our campsite and waited for Kovas and the RV...
|Our home for the weekend...|
As for sleeping arrangements, our 3 oldest rotated sleeping above the cab, on the reclining couch and in the convertible dining area. Kovas and I shared the queen-sized bed in the back with Little A Bomb. We cooked most of our meals in the RV galley, but also made campfires for hot dogs and s'mores. RV camping was the perfect combination of ease and roughing it, especially with little kids and plans for running long distances. It was also nice to turn on the fan in the RV and not hear the noise from other campers outside (the campground was full up for the races).
|Waldo the Woodchuck|
What a great weekend! If you have children and/or want to camp before a big race, an RV is the way to go! We would definitely rent again from DeHaan and stay at Ottawa Lake, especially for the North Face Endurance Challenge!
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