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Old 04-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Oregon coast Advice please

We are going to take our first trip in our r.v. this summer to the oregon coast and possibly the redwood forest in northern ca. Any suggestions on where to stay in our r.v and where to site see would be so helpful. We have never been to either of these destination and we have never owned an r.v.
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You are in for a treat! Stop to take tours of some of the Light Houses that dot the coast as you go. They are colorful by them selves and offer great views if they allow you to take the stairs to the top. Walking the rocky shores an looking at what is living in the little tide pools can be colorful as well as educational. Get some info before you go and see and learn about the small creatures you are viewing. Don't forget your Camera. I will quite often post a picture of one of Oregons Lighthouses as my desktop on the laptop and review what I saw years ago.
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That is one of our favorite trips. If you can, travel it north to south so you can take advantage of the views from the pull outs. A lot of them are not accessible for north bound traffic, left turns on blind corners can be hazardous to your health. Take your time, there is so much to see and do.
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Winchester Bay RV Resort at Salmon Harbor Marina in Winchester Bay, Oregon is one of our favorites on the Oregon Coast. Ancient Redwoods Resort RV Park, on the Avenue of the Giants is in the heart of the Redwoods.
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Oregon state parks are among the finest in the country and I especially enjoy those on the central/southern coast. Bullard Beach (Bandon), Sunset Bay (Coos Bay), Tugman (Reedsport), are great and there are several more worth going to as you head north from there. Cape Blanco (Port Orford) has MILES of beach you can walk in addition to the lighthouse. It's hard to go wrong in Oregon.
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That is one of our favorite trips. If you can, travel it north to south so you can take advantage of the views from the pull outs. A lot of them are not accessible for north bound traffic, left turns on blind corners can be hazardous to your health. Take your time, there is so much to see and do.
I have to show this to DW. We (I) want to go there in August, only problem DW says she WILL NOT sit in the passenger seat and look down at the ocean. Maybe this will help me convince her to go N to S. Thanks

The last time we were in N Cal we left the MH at Reddings and rented a car to go to the coast. Went to Avenue of the Giants (fantastic) took some back road to Petrolia, along the coast to Capetown (got caught in the fog) and then back to Ferndale. Stayed in a hotel that night. Next day we went to a fantastic little town called Trinidad, fell in love with it. We had lunch on the wharf, watched the fisherman come in with their catch and the dog had a great time on the beach. Wished we could have stayed longer. And then driving back 299, the Helix and all, Lets just say that was a tiring day. But enjoyable.
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Next day we went to a fantastic little town called Trinidad, fell in love with it. We had lunch on the wharf, watched the fisherman come in with their catch and the dog had a great time on the beach.
Same here, Trinidad is a small seaside village, can't even see it if driving by on the 101. One of my favorite places to camp was at Emerald Forest of Trinidad. We also camped near Ave of the Giants, but this is up close and personal with the redwoods.

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South Beach state park near Newport is nice. There is also a shuttle about 1/2 mile away, great aquarium, local breweries, art galleries, light houses, etc. be sure to catch a meal at tidal raves in depot bay. The view and food are quite good. As others say, there are many more great places along the way. If you get a chance, drive inland to see the spruce goose in Mcminville in the heart of Oregon's wine country.
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Oh, and I'm enjoying south beach on this nice weekend.
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We plan to see this area soon,
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Let me add to your list Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Cannon Beach RV Resort. Nice shops and eateries. Large wide expansive beaches, Hay Stack Rock as a focal point, nice RV park, indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. We just happen to be here right now on an extended weekend trip. Have been coming here every year for the last ten years or so, usually as one our first outings of the season.
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You picked a great trip for your first time out! The Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful and diverse natural playgrounds in America. I would strongly suggest that you gather information online from all the sites with Oregon coast info, just Google Oregon beaches, there are hundreds. Then you can look at pictures, read about activities and then figure out which activities or sections deserve more of your time. If you travel Hwy 101, you will see most of it. Have fun and enjoy our great state!
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Fort Stevens in Astoria or Cape Disappointment S.P. in Wa (across the bridge from Astoria) are good bases for sigtseeing the northern coast. Cannon Beach would work for Seaside and Tillamook. Florence and Honeymoon S.P. would work for the dunes. Then you are just a hop skip and jump from Calif and redwoods.
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Neehalen bay state park was our favorite.

Don't miss the Tilamook cheese factory tour. They have plenty of parking for the rv.

Also recommend the rogue river jet boat tour.
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