I would like to tell you about our favorite getaway areas from the Las Vegas area.
We love to go up to Eagle Valley State Park, near Pioche, Nevada, and to the Southwestern and South Central Utah areas.
The area around Eagle Valley, Nevada is about 5500 feet in elevation, and somewhat cooler than Las Vegas. It has great camping facilities with free modern showers, free firewood, and a good trout fishing lake. It is close enough to get away for the weekend, and get back for work Monday. There is an old mining town with a lot of flavor and things to see like museums and original buildings from the 1880's. There are three motels if you are not the camping type, and several restaurants. In the winter months, you can go ice fishing.
My most favorite area is southern Utah. The areas I like best are in the area of Duck Creek, Panguitch, and Escalante. All these towns have cabins for rent, motels, RV parks, and public campgrounds. They are all in the 8000+ elevation range. There are many small lakes up in the high country that are accessible by pickup, and some only by four wheel drive. They offer great fishing. The area is heavily forested, the air is cool, and deer and other wildlife abound. There are so many places, you can just go from one to another. Sweetie and I spent 21 days out of the month of August in these areas.
Whether you like to boat, fish, flyfish, watch the deer, hike, or just sit and enjoy the cool air and beautiful surroundings, there is something here to keep everyone busy for the whole trip. I love to camp, hunt, fish, and look for arrowheads.
I am starting an Internet business where I will be publishing a guide called the Vegas Family Guide 101*. It will cover 101 things you can do in Las Vegas and the surrounding area that have nothing to do with drinking, gambling, and adult entertainment.
My plan is to finish the guide ( It is becoming quite large ) this fall, organize the business, and be out of here before the heat hits on May first. We will travel through these areas, making informational videos on each lake and area, and also send in live reports to the Net as we go.
If anyone is considering coming to the Las Vegas area, contact me, and I can give them information. I have lived here since 1954, and know of lots of out of the way places and activities.
I would be interested in being a contributing writer to your site also. My aol name is DsrtTravlr.
Frank Steven Bulicz
P. O. Box 93033
Las Vegas, NV 89193-3033 702-897-3152
Male, 47 years old below the brain