Thursday, June 19, 2014

Boondocking at the Mill Casino

Our normal summer boondocking stops along the Oregon coastline include the Mill Casino in Coos Bay, the Three Rivers Casino in Florence and the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City. I found our yesterday that the Mill Casino has started charging boondockers $15 per night to stay in their casino parking lot.

The reason The Mill security gave for the new fee was that some boondockers have started branching out and adding dog fences around their boondocking space. Boondockers should be more respectful of others and most are. I think The Mill should have addressed the problem with the abusive boondockers and not punished all boondockers.

That scratches the Mill Casino from our travel list this year. Too bad. We gave daily donations at their casino each day we stay there that far surpass the $15 boondocking fee. It's the principle of the thing. Kathi and I may never return to the Mill Casino.


  1. Guess we are down to two casinos. I think The Mill in Coos Bay will be the loser.

  2. I put a post on the Escapee RV Club Forum, letting members know about The Mill charging to boondock. That reaches a lot of RVers and a lot will not stop in Coos Bay now that used to. Restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores AND The Mill will all lose money.