Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2015, 07:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
LSU Tiger's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
Oregon coast/St Helens/Crater Lake

Considering going out to the Oregon coast end of September/1st of October, have about a week, can this be done or is it too much. Starting in Boise and returning there. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
LSU Tiger
2003 Allegro 32BA, 2007 Honda CRV
LSU Tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-18-2015, 08:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ScoobyMike's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 100
Crater lake - look at staying at Lake of the Woods (I presume you have a toad)
On the coast look at Bullards Beach State Park.

State campgrounds in Oregon are superb.
__________________

__________________
ScoobyMike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 10:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,573
One month is a pretty tight timeframe for doing the whole coast. You might want to concentrate on staying either at the northern, middle or lower portions. You can drive your vehicle to some of the other parts. The lower portion sees less visitors than the other areas yet it's still awesome. Cape Blanco is a beautiful park with an awesome quiet beach and great lighthouse tour.

Have a good one!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2015, 11:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
DAN L's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by LSU Tiger View Post
Considering going out to the Oregon coast end of September/1st of October, have about a week, can this be done or is it too much. Starting in Boise and returning there. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
IMHO, 7 days is not enough.
near crater lake we stayed at kla-me-ya Indian casino and made day trips in the toad into the park on 2 days.
we stayed at silver cove RV park near st Helens and made a day trip to the park.
last week we stayed at Louis and Clark cg and golf course in Astoria, or. for 5 days. this is a very nice park, especially for golfers.
__________________
01 WINNEBAGO 35U W20.8.1L SW Wa, Hi. Good Sam, SKP. AMSOIL fluids. BANKS ecm program. SCAN GAUGE II w/ Ally temp. 2 LIFELINE GPL-6CT AGM Batts on their sides. TST tptts. K&N panel air filter. AERO mufflers. TAYLOR plug wires. ULTRA POWER track bar. KONI fsd shocks, toad '14 smart car
DAN L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 12:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
sirpurrcival's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,069
Agreed. 7 days might be enough for a decent trip to the coast if you don't want to move around too much. You could convceivably hit the coast, go south and swing back around by Crater Lake but I think you would probably be spending too much time behind the wheel for it to be relaxing.
__________________
1999 - National Tropi Cal
sirpurrcival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 01:58 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
LarryH1481's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 138
7 days is a tight schedule. I'd spend most of my time on the OR coast. You could do this by (1) taking I-84 from Boise to Portland. You would make better time on this leg and enjoy the sights of Columbia River Gorge. (2) Day trip north I-5 to Mt Saint Helens, (3) then travel US30 to Astoria/Lewis & Clark CG. (4) travel south on US101 visiting places like Cannon Beach, Seaside, Tillamook (cheese/ice cream), Lincoln City and Newport (stay at Pacific Shores RV Resort). Take US20 east to Corvallis, Sisters, Bend continuing east to Boise. Just food for thought, enjoy your travels! I hope to travel the CA Redwoods and Oregon Coast this fall.
__________________
Larry & Sue
2005 Georgie Boy Pursuit 3180DS, 31'5" Class A, 18K GVWR, 208", F53/V10, CHF, TST 507, FMCA, GoodSam
LarryH1481 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 09:37 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 188
Have towed from Boise to Astoria in one day. Columbia River gorge, my old home town, is awesome on the way. Ainsworth or Mamaloose State Parks are good. Fort Stevens is good state Park to use near Astoria to visit the Lewis and Clark exhibits. We like Beverly Beach state park but it is a busy place, lots of other options mid way. You'll probably want to stop at Tillamook to visit the cheese factory, also an aquarium and Air musueum mid coast. We like Harris Beach State Park for a south stop. then you could head for Crater Lake if you have time. Collier Memorial Park is a good place to stay in that area. Would be a full day back. Doing the whole coast in aweek would really be a challenge, would need to prioritize what you really want to see/do. Should not be too crouded after schools out. Good luck
__________________
Melvo
08 Trail-Lite 8230
2011 Silverado 1500
Melvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 11:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,325
Hi LSU Tiger,
Do not do this trip in one week. It is too much. Starting and finishing in Boise, there are a lot of other choices.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
beaverfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 786
not enough time ,you will spend most of your time looking out the windshield.
you would be better off going to stanley or mccall / cascade.
__________________
beaverfever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 04:35 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
LSU Tiger's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
Thanks all for the feedback. Have grandkids that are interested and only have 7-9 days possible. Which would you suggest---Mt. St Helens or Crater Lake if have to make a choice.?
__________________
LSU Tiger
2003 Allegro 32BA, 2007 Honda CRV
LSU Tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,573
They'd be more impressed with Crater Lake I would think. Have fun!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2015, 07:07 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
biosensai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Half-timer from Murrieta, Ca.
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by LSU Tiger View Post
Thanks all for the feedback. Have grandkids that are interested and only have 7-9 days possible. Which would you suggest---Mt. St Helens or Crater Lake if have to make a choice.?
Both are great, but a lot depends on your grandkids. Do they like to hike, etc., or, like mine, are they glued to an electronic device? Been almost 2 decades since I've been to either, but I remember St. Helens, which is obviously newer, to have interactive computer type stuff aimed at kids.
If they are old enough, I'd suggest you watch 'Dante's Peak' with them prior to the trip. When my kids saw it, my daughter expressed a lot of interest in volcanoes. That summer's vacation, she was 15, was to visit each of the major volcanoes in the Cascades/Sierra. She's a geology type now. Blames her career choice on that trip.
__________________
biosensai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
HavingABlast's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,019
Quote:
Originally Posted by twogypsies View Post
They'd be more impressed with Crater Lake I would think. Have fun!

I agree. As an adult, I was in awe of the evidence of the power of that eruption at St Helens. Still am in fact. But the grand kids are only likely to be impressed for about an hour. After that...they will be searching for something elapse to do. Crater lake, on the other hand, has plenty to keep them occupied for days...if they are into hiking, climbing...you know...outdoor stuff.


2015 Newmar Ventana 3636 (almost finished..we saw pics !!), Cummins ISB,
2014 JKU Wrangler, SMI AF1, Blue Ox Baseplate and Tow Bar
__________________
HavingABlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 05:07 PM   #14
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Satsop WA
Posts: 1,219
Traveling west from boise a great stop over is in boardman.
They have a county park right on the Columbia that breaks the drive in half.
Then st Helens.
Hermiston Aldo has a nice county park for the drive home if needed.
also right on the Columbia.

Our daughter just graduated Boise State so been back and forth a few times in the rv.
__________________

__________________
TMan59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scr



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best route Eureka, Ca to Crater Lake, - Big Rig Friendly lbaldwin Navigation, Routes & Roads 22 04-20-2015 08:17 PM
Class C into Crater Lake FishNFam Northwest Region 6 04-20-2015 12:18 AM
Please Welcome Our New Sponsor - Lake Weir Living DriVer RV Industry Press 6 02-03-2014 11:28 PM
Greetings from rainy Portland, Oregon PDXHemp New Member Check-In 8 01-11-2014 12:25 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.