Last time we tried to camp at Blue Ridge Reservoir near Strawberry we were thwarted by road closures. Luckily, Graham and I were finally able to check it out last weekend. We didn’t bring the canoe because this was a short camping trip, but next time it is a must. There is a ramp for boat loading, and most visitors had their kayaks and canoes in tow. This time we were content to let our dogs play in the water to cool off.
|Taylor loves to fetch sticks thrown into the water.|
The access road was popular with campers on Saturday. Typically we like to camp away from the forest road, but we found a decent spot just before the area where camping is prohibited. My only gripe was the abundance of mosquitoes. No amount of insect spray would keep them at bay, and I took home several bites, including one on my forehead. It was worth it for the quality relaxation time, though!
|I love watching the changing light shining through the trees.|