Boondocking Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Chiloquin Oregon
Sitting in a Casino car park maybe not everyone’s cup of tea!!! And to be honest it usually isn’t ours either. However unusual times call for unusual measures. Being that we are in very unusual times with this COVID 19 virus we have to adapt to our unique environment. Many of the National Parks in the US are closed. The National Forests that are open, are still covered in snow, so are unusable.
We don’t want to pay for hotels because of COVID 19 issues. However, the main reason is we have our own home on wheels, which is a much safer and controlled environment. Hence the need to boondock in slightly unconventional locations. Luckily for us, boondocking Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Chiloquin seems to be a viable option.
Having locations available to stay FREE for up to 14 days at a time is pretty cool, although you can be moved on within a few days.
The Casino Parking Lot
Boondocking Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Chiloquin while not the most picturesque setting does have some great qualities. Situated on US-97 Chiloquin next to the Crater Lake Junction Travel Centre.
The lot is large, with many spots for all types of campervans. It is a fairly level, tarred parking lot.
Very well lit, feels safe and has the added bonus of the Casino and large truck stop within walking distance. However, due to COVID 19 the Casino is closed and the travel centre has less services available at the present time.
Crater Lake is just a short 74 kilometre drive through the beautiful National Park. Also, just 30 minutes drive to Klamath Falls for all your shopping needs. The railway line is not far, however there is no loud train horn just the gentle click clacks of the wheels. While the highway sits along side the parking lot there wasn’t much traffic noise.
Boondocking Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Chiloquin had security guards, and they did come across and said we could only stay 2 nights. The data signal service worked fine for us during our stay.
However, there is no dump station at the truck stop not sure if the water was potable as there were no signs. The nearest dump station was in Klamath Falls 30 minutes away. Unfortunately, not a lot else to do with the national park closed, but for a couple of nights free parking we can’t complain. The parking lot was clean and there were trash bins for the rubbish as well.
Cost: Free up to 2 nights
Site Quality: *****
AT&T Signal: ***
GPS: 42.5354, -121.8846
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