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The Last Resort, near Pomeroy WA

John E Davies

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We spent two nights here last week, it is a nice older commercial campground located 30 minutes back on a dead end paved road at the edge of the Blue Mountains, due south  of Pomeroy. The Tucannon valley is one of the most popular fishing areas in SW WA, and on holiday weekends there may be 5000 fisherfolk visiting. It was pretty quiet this time of year. We had heavy rain and a couple of inches of snow on the high hills above the campground. The paved road continues 8 miles to the Tucannon NFS campground, then turns to rough gravel and jeep roads before reaching the Wilderness boundary.


In summer the Kendall Skyline Drive is very popular, after the snow is gone, and this CG would make a fine basecamp for exploring the fishing lakes and the high country. ...









Because of the large number of visitors at times, there are many other camping opportunities. The wildlife refuge has a dozen free campgrounds (WA Discover Pass required) plus there are three NFS campgrounds and a few undeveloped spots, plus way more places once you get out of the valley into the woods.




I went as far up as I could, but I decided I should stop when I no longer saw any tracks in the snow at 3300 ft. The high ridges are above 6000 ft and may not be snow free until June.




The Stone Stomper worked well. It rained hard on the way home, and I was astonished to see that the rear glass and hatch of the 200 remained dry. All the water spraying off the truck’s tires was diverted under the Oliver, as designed. It was cool to see it in operation, in the rear view mirrors.


John Davies


Spokane WA





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