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Old 07-09-2016, 10:43 AM   #1
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Oregon State Parks - Length restrictions

I have a question about Oregon state parks. I have a 35ft 5th wheel. I was about to reserve a space that was 40ft and was told that I needed a space long enough for both my tow vehicle and trailer. That puts me at 50ft. Is that true? Canít you disconnect and park the tow vehicle perpendicular to the trailer or park somewhere else? Do I really need a space that is 50ft?
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Call the park and ask. Look at Google satellite views of the campground and try to discern, reasonably, if there is enough space to park alongside the trailer at the site.

When I went to Yosemite, and I got a 35' long space, it was just a bit over 35' long, and did not have room to park alongside the trailer. If I hadn't of been able to back the trailer over the parking bumper at the back end of the parking space, I would have had to park the truck almost a quarter mile away.
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You can park perpendicular as long as you stay on the pavement. I've never been in a Oregon S.P that didn't have overflow parking in case you don't fit.
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Sometimes their length restrictions have more to do with the back-in angle than the site length. When we had our 17' TT we stayed at Bullard Beach in a spot listed for 15' or something like that. The reservation site had pictures and I called the ranger and was able to reserve the spot. There was plenty of space but the angle was a little tight.

You may have to fudge the reservation system a little to get the almost big enough sites to show.
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Which parks are you planning on staying at? We stayed in two on our last trip to Oregon. La Pine State Park and Collier Memorial State Park in Chiloquin. Both those parks were able to accommodate my parents coach at 38ft. He was pulling a trailer that we had to disconnect but we knew that going in. He had zero problems backing in to the sites or navigating the park. You should be fine with your 5ver. I only have a 30ft 5th wheel but felt I could have gotten anything in the spots.

Be careful if you call these places about site lengths or anything else. The people you talk to may never have even seen the park and are just answering from a computer screen.

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What was the site length
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Download, free, Google EARTH. You can view the campsite and use the "Measuring Tool" to learn the actual length of a campsite.

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Call the park and ask. Look at Google satellite views of the campground and try to discern, reasonably, if there is enough space to park alongside the trailer at the site.

When I went to Yosemite, and I got a 35' long space, it was just a bit over 35' long, and did not have room to park alongside the trailer. If I hadn't of been able to back the trailer over the parking bumper at the back end of the parking space, I would have had to park the truck almost a quarter mile away.
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What was the site length
Always the largest each individual place allowed. I want to say we got him in a 35ft space at Collier cause that was all they had left. He's pretty well versed at backing though. Been doing it for decades.

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