When we drive in new areas, or areas we haven't visited since our passion for boondocking started, I like to do a lot of research using mostly Campendium and Google reviews, and find the perfect boondocking site. For us that means relatively easy access road or trails, good sun opportunity for the solar, and relative close distance to town services. Sometimes we come across a campground as well that warrants exploring.
I was surprised when we drove along the Tetons to find a campground near Moran Wyoming. It has 175 serviced sites. HOWEVER I was even more surprised to find a nightly rate of $75!!! And it was not an attractive place in our opinion.
The map showed the road continuing and Campendium showed several opportunities so we continued on. The road didn't look that horrid so we decided to track down some free camp areas other bloggers had spoke of. It was a road that eventually led to Ashton Idaho, but first you had to be willing to trek down 48 miles of questionable road. As one gentleman told us in a campsite we stopped at, no better rig than what you have there to see it!
The road we travelled on was Grassy Lake Road. Or some folks call it the Ashton - Flagg Ranch Road. It takes you form Wyoming into Idaho. There are eight developed camp areas, with fourteen campsites. The vault toilets are the cleanest we've seen.
In addition to finding some possible new sites to camp, the drive was peaceful and beautiful. It took a lot longer than expected as the road was winding, bumpy and of course we had to stop at each camp area.
Here is the road at the start, an example of the entrance into a camp area, and some beautiful waters, which seem to be the attraction for folks. A different day than our usual but just as enjoyable.
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