Category Archives: Destinations

Wind River Outfitters Takes You Into Idaho’s Elk Country

Come and enjoy the great outdoors of Idaho and let Wind River Outfitters take care of the details. We offer trail riding, big game hunting, camping, backcountry fly fishing and hiking, but elk hunting season may be the most exciting time of the year for us.

Our hunts can last seven days or more, but hunters need a skilled outfit to lead them into the wilderness. One of the best places to hunt elk is Idaho, where guides take hunters through the beautiful woods of Nez Perce National Forest and Gospel Hump Wilderness. Idaho elk hunting has become a tradition for many skilled hunters, but with guided elk hunts, even the professionals find a better catch.

Elk hunting in Idaho starts around mid-September, during the elk rut and finishes during the elk migration and deer rut, around the middle of November. These are colder weather seasons for Idaho, which is why it’s necessary to go with true guides who have lived in this area for years and understand elk hunting in Idaho better than anyone.

In addition to elk hunting, Idaho also has beautiful lakes, great for fly fishing. Incredible catches can be found through Idaho fly fishing if a person knows the right area. Guided flyfishing takes fishermen right to plentiful lakes and streams, perfect for the fisherman who wants a big haul.

If looking for great hunting or fly fishing vacations in Idaho, choose an outfitter who truly knows their way around the wilderness. For more, see our site for details:

Second Annual Sprague Lake Derby Set For June 8

The 2nd Annual Sprague Lake Derby is during Free Fishing Weekend, but you must comply to the fishing and boating regulations at the lake alongside I-90 between Moses Lake and Spokane.

Entry fees are: adults: $10.00; juveniles (16 and under) $7.00.


Landers of the largest four fish will win prizes include gift cards and merchandise: 1st place: $500.00; 2nd: $250.00; 3rd: $100.00; and 4th: mystery prize!

Other merchandise will also be raffled off.

All people in the boat must have a derby ticket. Fish winners will be determined by weight and length. You must be present to win.  Only Trout caught during the derby will qualify. The derby weigh station is at the east end of the lake.

Tickets are available at Four Seasons Campground, Sprague Lake Users Group, Sprague Lake Resort and Spokane Valley Marine.

For more information, call Sprague Lake Users Group (509-259-7060) and Four Seasons Campground (509-257-2332).

There will be a swap meet/flea market and food concession at the derby station.

The derby is sponsored by Sprague Lake Users Group.

Cosponsors include Cabela’s, Spokane Valley Marine, and several other businesses.

A Fishing Trip To The Umpqua Pairs Well With Wines From The Henry Estate

With more than 30 years and five generations of wine-growing history behind them, the Scott Henry family is widely known for its deep commitment to the viticultural management of its Umpqua Valley farm lands and the production of fine, hand-crafted wines from the many grapes varietals grown by Henry Estate. The Scott Henry family has earned the respect of other Oregon wine industry pioneers, as well as a loyal following of customers and a wide variety of awards and praise from wine tastings and festivals worldwide. It is one of Oregon’s oldest and most prestigious producers of premium wines.

From its meager beginnings in 1978, Henry Estate produced only 2,000 gallons of wine. Today, full production is 15,000 cases, 75% of which is handcrafted from Henry’s estate-grown grapes.

Always striving toward perfection, family patriarch Scott Henry III extended his knowledge and creativity to the family vineyards. He developed a unique trellising and canopy management system that optimizes the maturation of grapes and the quality of the resulting world-class Henry Estate wines. The Scott Henry Trellis System is used exclusively in Henry Estate vineyards, and today, it has been adopted and used throughout many of the world’s finest wine-growing regions including Australia, New Zealand, South America, North America and South Africa.

Henry Estate Winery hosts many events during the year. You don’t want to miss the annual Henry Goes Wine festival in August. We also host weddings, private parties, holiday events and, of course, wine tours. Contact us to experience a consistently well-made, high-quality bottle of Henry Estate wine. We’d love to hear from you.

Be sure to visit our beautiful river-side winery while in the Umpqua Valley. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the lovely Memory Garden, honoring Cal & Ella Henry, built by family and friends in memory of Cal & Ella Henry, who were instrumental in helping Scott & Sylvia Henry get the winery started next to the vineyards.

Together, the estate vineyards and the garden create pastoral surroundings not to be forgotten. The Tasting Room and Gift Shop only enhance the experience for the wine enthusiast and shopper.

Clearview RV Sees Your RVing Needs Clearly

We have a “clear view” of your RV needs at Clearview RV.

Clearview RV is a full-service dealership located in Snohomish, Wash., on Highway 9 between Snohomish and Woodinville.

We carry a large selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels, pickup campers and park models by some of the industry’s top manufactures, including Komfort, Lance, Infinity, Evolution and Skyline.

Our nonpressure sales staff are friendly and knowledgeable and pride themselves on honesty and integrity.

We have a fully stocked parts department for all your parts and accessory needs, and our service department is fully equipped to service your RV from standard maintenance to full restoration or collision repair.

For over 25 years Clearview RV has been servicing RV enthusiasts with top-quality service and products. We do it all with a friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable staff which understands the needs of today’s RV customer.

Spokane RV Resort And Deer Park Golf Club Offer Family Camping, Great Course

Right here in Deer Park, Wash., you can enjoy a lifestyle that is in true harmony with nature’s beauty: a five-star RV resort catering to big rigs and family camping; elegant homes in a golf course environment; a challenging, excellently landscaped 18-hole golf course; and a grill and sports bar. You need go no further to enjoy the lifestyle a person dreams about. All of this surrounded by a breathtaking panorama of mountains, lakes and rivers.

Spokane RV Resort boast a Woodall’s 5 Star Rating, as well as excellence awards from several recreational camping and RV organizations. A camper can enjoy one of the very spacious RV paved sites with full hookups, including 50-amp service, WiFi and cable television with over 60 channels — all for one flat rate without surcharges!

A spacious family pavilion is available for camper functions. A large exercise heated swimming pool and refreshing hot tub are also available for RV client enjoyment. Campers will also find very spacious and convenient bathroom and shower facilities, as well as a laundromat with eight washers and dryers.

We have provided two dog runs for our customers with pets, plus there is ample, pick-up-as-you-go space to walk your dogs.

There is also a nine-hole miniature putting course in the park.

The backyard of this gem of the Pacific Northwest includes the aforementioned 18-hole, 6,751-yard golf course which is punctuated with reflection lakes, waterfalls, bridges, fountains and bent grass greens. You can work on your technique by practicing on the 300-yard driving range or the oversized chipping and putting greens. All of the clothing and equipment you will ever need can be purchased in our full-service “pro shop,” as well as signing up for lessons with one of our outstanding professionals. The course lends itself to walkers as well as to riding in comfort in one of our rental carts.

A delicious meal or refreshing drink is available at the “pro shop’s” Divots Grill & Sports Bar. By enjoying the service in this great facility you will soon learn why Divots has gained a reputation in the area for catering events and large gatherings in the RV resort’s spacious pavilion.

Wilderness Unlimited, The West’s ‘One Stop Shop’ For Outdoors Fun


Wilderness Unlimited is the West’s one-stop shop for outdoor opportunities.

Starting back in the 1980s Wilderness Unlimited (or WU) made its reputation by accessing and managing private ranches for outdoor recreation. Today they offer fishing and hunting opportunities on thousands of acres for the discerning responsible outdoors person. They balance the managing of each ranch’s renewable resources with the participant’s use. Property owners are assured their interest will be protected and, in many cases, improved via WU’s assortment of habitat improvement programs.


WU primarily operates in California and Oregon, offering year-round sporting opportunities for its members for fishing, big game, upland and waterfowl hunting opportunities behind locked gates. If that is not enough for members, WU also has its own in-house outfitting business. Members can book a trip to Colorado, Africa or elsewhere with the assurance that the operation is WU endorsed.

Wilderness Unlimited, being family based, has also led the way for youth and woman participation in fishing and hunting pursuits. WU’s sister organization, the non-profit Wilderness Unlimited Foundation (WUF) has taken over the lead in preserving the future of our outdoor heritage by providing educational and outdoor heritage programs that emphasize participation and in fighting to maintain sportsman’s rights. Together, WU and WUF are a formidable pair deserving of all sportsman’s support.


There is some level of participation for everyone. Several different membership types are offered by WU to fit each member’s outdoor interests.

Be part of our outdoor future by supporting one or both.

For WU information call (877) 611-4868 or check out

For WUF information call (916) 952-6460 or check out

Rodgers Fishing Lodge — Angling, Wildlife And More!

Rodgers Fishing Lodge is located in a wilderness setting on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Esperanza Inlet, about 70 miles due west of Campbell River, B.C.

This past spring and summer, there were black bear on the beaches near the lodge every day. The area also has one of the largest colonies of sea otters on the coast, and the gray whales pass by on their way to and from the Bering Sea. One day, 15 majestic bald eagles were counted nearby.

The trip to Vancouver Island can be made by air or by ferry, and Rodgers Fishing Lodge can be reached after an additional short overland trip. For a map and directions, visit their website,

Their experienced staff and quality equipment combined with their dedication to personal service ensure a worry-free vacation for you and your guests.

At Rodgers Fishing Lodge, you can take advantage of their guided packages, where they provide the boats, equipment, and guides. You can also bring your own boat and take advantage of their self-guided fishing packages.

Their experienced, friendly and professional guides operate fully equipped Transport Canada-certified 22- to 24-foot top-of-the-line Pursuits and Prolines. Your time on the water will be made enjoyable, successful and uncomplicated. They’ll supply everything you need, from tackle to all-weather gear.

They invite you to browse through their website for more information on their lodging and meals, reservations and policies, or to read a few of their guest comments. You’ll also find a page of links which you may find helpful.

Whatever your choice, you’re assured an enjoyable holiday at Rodgers Fishing Lodge.

White Peaks Ranch Boasts ‘Best Guaranteed Elk Hunting Experience In The World’

Always wanted to kill a big bull elk? Come visit us at White Peaks Ranch for the best guaranteed elk hunting experience in the world.

We have quality scenery, world-class lodging, top-notch guides, and a 100 percent success rate.

You choose your weapon and hunting dates, and you are ready to go!

Contact us today to speak with your guide and setup your hunting trip!

Wilderness Unlimited, The West’s ‘One Stop Shop’ For Outdoors Fun

Wilderness Unlimited is the West’s “one stop shop” for outdoor opportunities.

Wilderness Unlimited, or WU as we’re also known, manages fishing and hunting resources and access on numerous ranches encompassing thousands of acres for the discerning responsible outdoors person.

Fishing, camping, big game, upland and waterfowl hunting are included.

Several different membership types are available to fit your outdoor interests.

Members also enjoy the best connections for hunting and fishing around the globe.

WU is committed to preserving the future of our outdoor heritage by providing educational programs and fighting for our rights.

For information, call 877-611-4868 or check out

Seward Military Resort Caters To Active, Retired Military, DoD Civilians

The Seward Military Resort is open to active duty and retired military personnel, and DoD civilians. It is located in Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula which is termed “Alaska’s Playground” for good reason. Just about everything you can think of to do in Alaska can be done here.

The city of Seward is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park (abundant in wildlife and majestic glaciers). The drive, 130 miles south of Anchorage, takes visitors along one of America’s most beautiful scenic highways.

Seward Military Resort offers:

Lodging year-round (reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance)

RV park & campground (summer months)

Freedom Fighter’s Bar & Grill (open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)

Deep sea fishing (halibut – Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)

First-class fish-cleaning and processing facility (freezers and priority overnight shipping available)

Tickets and tours (Special rates for Alaskan attractions)

Snowmobile tours to Exit Glacier (an adventure for all skill levels – winter months)

Special events (New Year’s Eve celebration/murder mystery dinner theatres – winter months)

For reservations, call (907) 224-5559 or (800) 770-1858.

And check out!

Our motto: “You Provide Our Freedom, Let Us Provide Your Fun.”