Monday – June 20, 2016
Island Park Recreation Area
What a difference the elevation has on the temperature. Since June 5th we been camping at elevations of 6500 to 6700 feet and enjoying daytime temperatures in the low to middle 70’s, with nighttime temperatures in the low to middle 40’s.
We are now camping at the Island Park Campground near Sanger, California. The elevation here is 990 feet. The daytime temperatures are in the low 100’s and the nighttime temperatures are in the low to middle 60’s. Low Dew Points in the middle 30’s make sitting outside, in the shade, quite tolerable. This is an Army Corps of Engineering (COE) campground and our campsite has electric, water and sewer hookups, so we run the air conditioner during the day, as needed.
Our stay in Sanger was prompted by a need to pick up a refilled prescription medication for Sharon. Since our campsite has full hookups we decided to pamper ourselves and spend five days here.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.
Departed: Oakhurst, California
Departure Time: 9:45 A.M.
Arrived: Sanger, California
Arrival Time: 2:30 P.M.
Campground: Island Park
Type: Army Corps of Engineer (COE)
Latitude: N 36.86464
Longitude: W 119.31573
Elevation: 990 Feet
Camping Fee: $30.00 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)
Campsite Hookups: Electric, Water, Sewer
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Pay Showers
Total Campsites: 97
Cellular Service: Verizon – No Service
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – No Service
Dish TV Satellite Service: Excellent Service
Total miles traveled today: 107
South on California Highway 41
East on California Highway 180
North on Academy Avenue
East on Belmont Avenue (turns into Trimmer Springs Road)
North on Trimmer Springs Road to Island Park Campground