Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bear River Casino for a ‘One-Night’ Stop

At Bear River Casino near Fortuna, California

Bear River Casino blacktop camping, near Fortuna, Ca

Last year we stayed at the Bear River Casino for two or three nights.  All it takes it a FREE Bear River Casino Club Card, and then registering at the valet office, which seems to double as an outside security patrol’s office too.  Since I had the card, it only took a few minutes, and they give you a paper to put up on your window.  We are parked in the same location we parked last year…only this year the entire parking lot is being repaved…and they did the upper area, where RVs and large Trucks are suppose to park, first.

Bear River Casino blacktop camping, near Fortuna, Ca

We were the third RV to arrive, now there are five…far fewer than the eleven we had last year, but it is only 8 pm, so there is still time.

Bear River Casino blacktop camping, near Fortuna, Ca

It has been very sunny up until 7 pm…I took this shot just after putting the solar away, back under the bed where we store it when it won’t be used for a long time.  I figure it will be there for a month or more.  Tomorrow we will be in the Ukiah Fairgrounds, $37 with electric, water, and if we are lucky, sewer…if not, then use of the dump station.  Friday we arrive in the Occidental area where my son Michael and wife to be Anna will be married on Saturday…we will be there through Monday night, and arrive back in Sacramento on Tuesday.

Highway 101 south of Crescent City   Highway 101 south of Crescent City

The 100 mile ride from Crescent City changed from sun to ocean mist over and over again.  Every view of the Ocean looked like….

Pacific Ocean along highway 101 south of Crescent City

…this…misty, clouds, fog combination.  The drive is full of 30 mph to 55 mph (65 if you are not towing), and there were three construction spots which required us to stop, although one started up just as we arrived.  Traffic was light to moderate, and surprising, only a handful of bicyclist today.  With all the ups, downs, turns…one had to stay alert, so it is not an easy drive, glad it was only 100 miles today. 

Trees at Bear River Casino near Fortuna

Tomorrow will be closer to 150 miles…right through some very tall Redwoods.  Won’t see very much of the ocean anymore, sure like the looks of these trees along the coast, sculptured by the Ocean winds.


  1. I'm putting that one in my book. It's always such a long drive from Sacramento to Eureka ... at least this would make the drive a little shorter. I had no idea it was even there. Thank you!!!!

    1. Just park in the upper parking lot, then walk down to the casino's front door, ask the person at the door how to register. Still a long drive in one shot, but if you stop 1/2 way between Sac and Eureka, it is not that bad. (The drive would be much better if it was 4 lanes all the way...)


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