Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Great Prius Adventure: Brannan Island State Recreation Area

Today we drove from Eugene, Oregon to Brannan Island State Recreation Area near Antioch, CA.We were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful and little used campground on the Delta. This was our first overnight in the Prius.

With the Habitent put up and the air mattress readied for sleeping, we settled in for the first night. A couple of take aways:
  1. We were very happy with the roominess of the Prius. Much bigger than our backpacking trip.
  2. Get everything set up, because although it feels roomy, it won't when you are trying to find your headlamp, hat, etc.
  3. The condensation factor...because we were in a coastal area, there was some condensation. And, with foam board window coverings, making sure to keep it to a minimum is important. I figure that I may need to make new coverings at some point.
The park itself was really lovely, and included 3 miles of paved walking paths. This was impressive; I especially enjoyed the signs for hiking and fishing for the alternatively abled.

Tip: There were also flush toilets and 50 cent showers, though the bathrooms were not very clean. During the two nights we were there (in late March),  we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

If you enjoy fishing or canoeing, this is the place for you.

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