We'll be traveling from Montana to Portland, OR and I hope to make the trip in 2 days. We plan on making it to the Spokane area for the first night. I'll be driving a truck towing a 28' TT. I'm looking for any advice for a pull off for a night's rest. No hookups or power necessary, ideally parking in the evening and getting back on the road the following morning. A Walmart parking lot is an option, but ideally we would prefer something more out of town. Really I'm not picky though, I just want to have a goal in mind for the first day. It will be me, my wife, and 2 young children (3 yrs old).
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If you are traveling I-90 there is a great rest area just inside the Idaho border. East bound I believe it even contains a campground. You can practically see Spokane from there so it isn't far. When going east it is a mandatory dog walk after we clear Spokane traffic. Going west we sit there if we miss timed rush hours.
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The resort is about one mile further down the road. This is just a BLM parking area a short distance north on Jack Brown Road. Use Google terrain and search north of the Resort up Jack Brown Road. Near the barn you will see a parking area. That's it. (47.367648,-117.830021) While it seems like a long way, it is less than 10 minutes from the freeway exit. It is managed by the BLM so you can always call them for details. I found it last year, with the help of Ultimate Campgrounds which may also help you find other possible locations.
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