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Old 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #15
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try using this site: RV Park Reviews :: Home Maybe you can get an oregon map to better learn the area. Oregon does have alot of sites to see.

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Another dumb question.

When I'm searching those sites should I search for RV sites since I'm 29' and about 31' from tail to hitch plus the truck, or should I search for trailer sites.
No such thing as a dumb question here. We have ALL been where you are now!

You can do both. If you go with the length of your trailer, you will get more site hits. Most times you can park your TV sideways OR just park it in the overflow. Most circles have these. I can park my trailer, TV and extra vehicle on all the sites that I have been at.

As for finding places w/in 100 miles. First, what town are you in? You mentioned being close to WA. The starting point will change your 100 mile radius

ALL Oregon State Parks allow dogs (First thing I asked as I have seven).

It is tough, this time of year, but not impossible. You didn't say if you are only looking for weekends or if you can go during the week. Weekends will be the toughest right now. However, September is easier than August- book them now.

Try Ft. Stevens (Oregon coast just past Astoria-- right on Columbia River across from WA). Example is I-71 is full hook up (50 amp, so if your TT is 30 amp, bring an adapter). Available Monday, 9/12 - Friday, 9/16.

Ft. Stevens is VERY family oriented and had miles of paved bike paths.

I found- at this moment- two full hook up sites available in Sept.
~~ Site I-76 is available from Friday, Sept 16th to Friday, Sept 30th.
Campsite Details - 076, Fort Stevens State Park, Or - ReserveAmerica
~~ Site I-79 is available from Friday, Sept 16th to Wed, Sept 21st.
Campsite Details - 079, Fort Stevens State Park, Or - ReserveAmerica

both are 44 feet long.

I am pretty good at finding open sites, so if you want to PM me, I can get more details to help you out.

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Try Clackamas County Parks. http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/dtd/parks/index.html

They have both hook-up and dry camp sites. You will probably have to book in advance, but they are all close by and have good ammenties. The closer you get to the coast and the mountains the more crowded you will find things.

Hope this helps.
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When I'm searching those sites should I search for RV sites since I'm 29' and about 31' from tail to hitch plus the truck, or should I search for trailer sites.
Ditto what PNWgirl said. I'd search by length based on your trailer size. It doesn't really matter if the site says specifically for RVs or trailers. The size is the important thing.

As an example we have a 40 foot motorhome (actually it's really 41.6' if you measure it) plus a tow vehicle that makes us about 55 feet+ total when we're on the road, but when I search sites I look for 40 foot sites. The tow vehicle usually has space to sneak in front or (worse case) go into overflow parking.
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If you are looking to be close to Gresham, try this park, Fairview RV Park. Just left it this morning after staying about 3 weeks.
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I'm still here! I've got a lot of homework to do!

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #21
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Finally figured out where Mount Hood is. Looks like you're close to Portland?
We are headed to Eugene (~100 miles south of there) in 2 weeks and I JUST booked my sites. We found several parks with space:

- Three Sisters has a first-come-first-serve municipal park with hookups. We'll
probably try and stay there at least one or two nights
City of Sisters Oregon

- South of Bend, OR we found open sites for the week-end at La Pine State Park

- In Eugene we found a 2-week site at the County park (Armitage)
http://www.co.lane.or.us/departments...s/default.aspx

We're going there within the next 2 weeks so this is all really short-term stuff. These are all locations with hookups. I haven't added in the Forest sites (of which there are many more). Hope that helps some more.

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:01 AM   #22
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Take I 84 to exit 109 (Rufus). Take a left at the stop sign and go under the freeway toward the river and then a left at the "Y". Go to the end of the road (not far) where you will find lots of free parking complements of the dam nearby. Dry Camping only, no water, dump, or electricity.

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Until kids go back to school getting into popular State Parks on weekends is tough -- your best bet is to do a Sunday/Monday thing or midweek. If your stuck with weekends only then you might try some of the very large parks on the Oregon Coast --- Fort Stevens and South Beach would be the most likely to have open spots.
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Another enthusiastic vote for Charbonneau. It's one of the nicest SPs we've stayed at, though it was 7 years ago. We plan to go there again this season.

On a trip through the Oregon Coast last fall (late Sept, after schools were back in session) we found no problems at Cape Blanco SP. We also stayed at a Good Sam place at Heceta Beach and a KOA in Lincoln City, no reservations, no problem.

Just off I-5 in Canyonville is Seven Feathers. It's a very large park associated with the nearby Casino. We haven't stayed there, but have heard very positive reports. It's a probable stop on our next trip south and is the site of an IRV2 NW Regional Meet & Greet later this month. Unfortunately it's just a bit beyond our range at the moment because of medical problems with our elderly Chocolate Labrador.
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Washington would be good too. Breaking the bank is $50 a night.
Silver Cove comes out to about $33 a night for full hookups with basic cable using our Good Sam discount.
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RV Parks in Bandon?

Anybody out there been to Bullards Beach Campground, Bandon by the Sea RV Park or Bandon RV Park? Need two days/two nights to play some golf. Had a friend recommend Mills Casino but that is in North Bend and 22 miles north of where we want to be - seems a little commercial.
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Anybody out there been to Bullards Beach Campground, Bandon by the Sea RV Park or Bandon RV Park? Need two days/two nights to play some golf. Had a friend recommend Mills Casino but that is in North Bend and 22 miles north of where we want to be - seems a little commercial.
We've stayed at Bullard's Beach several times - an OK park sorta in the sand dune area close to the beach - spaces are nice enough...
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[QUOTE=Just off I-5 in Canyonville is Seven Feathers. It's a very large park associated with the nearby Casino. We haven't stayed there, but have heard very positive reports. It's a probable stop on our next trip south and is the site of an IRV2 NW Regional Meet & Greet later this month. Unfortunately it's just a bit beyond our range at the moment because of medical problems with our elderly Chocolate Labrador.[/QUOTE]

We are currently staying at Seven Feathers RV Park and it is beautiful, I highly recommend it We plan to base here for 2-3 weeks while we explore the region with our toad and then we'll head into Northern CA.
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